Kalamazoo, MI: On August 15th, 2017 in the early morning hours, officers from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety were acting on information from a Silent Observer Tip regarding suspicious activities in the 2800 Block of Amherst in the Oakwood Neighborhood. As a result, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle leaving the address and located stolen property. The passenger in the vehicle was arrested on an outstanding warrant and the driver was identified as the resident from the original Silent Observer Tip.
Based on evidence discovered during the traffic stop, officers were able to obtain a search warrant for the residence. Officers executed the search warrant at the residence and found numerous stolen items, drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine.
Although no arrests have been made in this case, charges will be sought against two individuals; one for possession of methamphetamine and the other for larceny from a vehicle and receiving and concealing stolen property.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety and Silent Observer strongly encourage the reporting of criminal activity. As demonstrated in this case, a citizen’s tip reporting one type of activity can unveil other unreported crimes.
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. David Moran
Date: August 15th, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Shannon Bagley, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139