Kalamazoo, MI: At approximately 00:10 A.M. on Saturday, November 19th, 2016, Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to reports of a fire in the 2100 block of Miller Road. Upon arrival officers found that a couch was on fire in the basement. The residence sustained heavy smoke damage but the fire did not extend past the basement. The cause of the fire is unknown and currently under investigation. There were no injuries.
While extinguishing the fire, officers located drugs, packaging materials, and scales. A 25 year old Kalamazoo man was arrested for parole violation. Additional drug charges will be sought once the investigation is completed.
Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Lt. Lance Handlogten
Date: November 19th, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139