Date: January 20th, 2020
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Cpt Habel, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139
Officer Struck by Vehicle, Suspect in Custody
On January 20th, 2022, officers with the Crime Reduction Team, along with the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team, were attempting to arrest dangerous and wanted persons in the 5000 block of W Main St. in Oshtemo Township. During the arrest, the suspects fled in a vehicle, striking an officer in the process. The suspect vehicle was located but refused to stop for police. A police pursuit was initiated however, Kalamazoo Public Safety terminated the pursuit due to the driving actions of the suspect posing too great a danger to the public.
The suspect was located in a vehicle a short time later and arrested without further incident.
A loaded firearm was seized from the suspect vehicle and an 18-year-old Kalamazoo resident was arrested on multiple felony charges.
The officer struck by the suspect vehicle was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)488-8911 or Silent Observer at (269)343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com. By authority of: Lieutenant Keaton Nielsen