Kalamazoo, MI: On April 23, 2017, at approximately 12:45 AM, Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers were conducting a Directed Patrol in the 2900-block of W Michigan Ave due to repeated complaints of crowds and illegal activity in the parking lot. While officers were walking through the lot an officer detected the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle and made contact with the male in the driver’s seat.
At the same time a second officer was speaking with one of the passengers and noticed a marijuana joint stuck behind his ear. The passenger was asked to step out of the vehicle while officers gathered additional information. During this time officers noticed the subject’s very suspicious behavior, as he continuously attempted to turn his body away from officers. While speaking with the subject, an officer noticed the grip of a gun sticking out of his pocket. The subject was immediately taken into custody. The handgun was reported stolen out of Kalamazoo Township.
A 20-year-old male was found to be in possession of a stolen .22 semi-auto pistol. KDPS will be seeking charges for Possession of a Stolen Firearm, CCW, Felony Firearm, Possession of Marijuana, and MIP. The suspect was lodged at the Kalamazoo Co Jail.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident, or other criminal activity, is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, www.KalamazooSilentObserver.com
By authority of: Sgt. Kristie Hofer
Date: April 23, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Vic Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division 337-8139