Kalamazoo, MI: Overnight two vehicles were stolen when they were left unlocked and running.
The first incident occurred around 7:30pm in the 1000 block of W Paterson and was witnessed by the victim who called the police right away. Several officers were in the area at the time of the call and quickly located the stolen vehicle at a business less than a block away. The vehicle was unoccupied. The suspects were described as being 3 juveniles.
The second incident occurred around 10:00pm in the 2600 block of Heatherdowns and was witnessed by a bystander. The police were called immediately and again officers were in the area and located the vehicle in an apartment complex nearby. The occupants of the vehicle fled on foot with one suspect arrested. A 17 year old male from Kalamazoo was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department on multiple charges. Two additional suspects were not located.
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety continues to investigate both of these incidents.
Anyone having information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8120 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
By authority of: Lt VanderKlok
Date: Thursday, February 01, 2018
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Shannon Bagley, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139