On 3/19/2022 at approximately 10:00am, a Kalamazoo resident reported their vehicle stolen from the 4000 block of Horton Dr. At approximately 8:30pm on 3/19/2022, PSO’s located the vehicle and attempted to pull it over but the car did not stop and fled from PSO’s. PSO’s pursued the vehicle for approximately eight minutes. At that point, the driver jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot. PSO’s chased the driver on foot and took him into custody a short distance away.
As the driver was jumping out of the stolen vehicle, another occupant quickly jumped into the driver seat and drove the stolen car away. A second vehicle pursuit was initiated by Deputies from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office. The second pursuit lasted about five minutes and came to an end on the City’s East Side when the vehicle stopped and the three remaining occupants fled from the vehicle on foot. A K9 track was conducted by a K9 from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office and went approximately two miles. Two of the suspects were found hiding in a train car and taken into custody by Sheriff’s Deputies. The third suspect was not immediately located.
The driver of the first pursuit is a 16yr old male from Kalamazoo. He was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home on multiple felony charges. The two occupants of the second pursuit were identified as a 17yr old male from Kalamazoo and a 21yr old male from Kalamazoo. The 17yr old was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home and the 21yr old male was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail. Both were charged with felony offenses.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8139 or Silent Observer at 343-2100
By authority of:
Lt. M. Ferguson #12557