Date: March 29, 2022
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Capt. Rafael Diaz, C.O.P.S. Division, 337-8880
On March 29, 2022, at approximately 6:30 pm, Kalamazoo Public Safety’s Crime Reduction Team (CRT) and the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team (KVET) conducted a surveillance operation as a part of our continued efforts to reduce gun violence.
Surveillance was conducted on a vehicle that was occupied by several known area group members in the parking lot of a party store located in the 700 block of N Westnedge Avenue. When investigators approached the vehicle, the driver attempted to flee. Investigators were able to detain the three occupants of the vehicle. They were found to be in possession of a handgun with an extended magazine, a high-capacity assault pistol and various drugs.
A 21-year-old male, as well as the two other Kalamazoo area residents (18 and 19 years old), were arrested on various weapons, drug violations, driving offenses and outstanding warrants.
The circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation. Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
By authority of: Sgt. Justin Wonders