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NEWS RELEASE

 

THREATS MADE TO KALAMAZOO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

Last evening there were four separate threats posted on social media to cause harm at Loy Norrix High School, Kalamazoo Central High School, Hillside Middle School, and Linden Grove Middle School. Kalamazoo Public Schools (KPS) immediately contacted local law enforcement. In an abundance of caution, KPS elected to cancel classes today at the four schools.

 

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety and the Kalamazoo Township Police Department are working in collaboration with Michigan State Police to determine the origin of the threats. The investigation continues and those involved could be held criminally responsible in addition to school consequences. At this time, the threats have not been deemed credible. Anyone with information about these threats is encouraged to contact law enforcement.

 

KPS will continue to monitor this matter and update parents when additional information becomes available. There will be an additional police presence at Kalamazoo Central High School, Loy Norrix High School, Hillside Middle School and Linden Grove Middle School as well as throughout the Kalamazoo Public School district tomorrow.

 

Parents are asked to talk with their students about this serious matter. Joking about a threat or copying a threat that was posted elsewhere is just as serious as a credible threat. Students should remember that if they “see something, say something.” KPS and law enforcement partners consider the safety of students and staff its top priority.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department at (269) 567-7523 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING: DATE: November 11, 2019

 

SUPERVISOR APPROVING NEWS RELEASE: Chief Bryan Ergang




NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT COMPLAINT: 19-003535      

INCIDENT TYPE: Larceny from vehicle   

DATE OCCURRED: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 TIME: 10:10  A.M.

LOCATION OCCURRED:  3400 Block of Croyden Ave., Township of Kalamazoo

INCIDENT SUMMARY:

The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department was dispatched to the 3400 block of Croyden Avenue for a purse stolen from a motor vehicle.  Investigating officers determined the suspect waited for the homeowner to return home and entered the victim’s vehicle and stole her purse.  A suspect was developed and taken into custody.  The purse was recovered and charges will be forwarded to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department has recently experienced an increase in similar crimes.  We are aware that robberies and larcenies increase during the holiday season, and continue to work diligently and proactively to curb these crimes.

Within the last week we have:

·     Taken a proactive approach by adding several extra officers to patrol in the affected areas.

·     Submitted a case to the prosecutor’s office for larceny from motor vehicle that occurred on 11/2/19.

·     Worked collaboratively with the Barry County Sheriff’s Department regarding the recovery of one of our stolen vehicles and prosecution of those suspects.

·     Apprehended and will be submitting charges on a suspect regarding the larceny we investigated on 11/6/19 on Croyden Avenue.

We would like to remind our community to not leave running vehicles unattended, do not leave valuables in your vehicle, and keep your vehicles locked.  Additionally, if you see anything suspicious please report it to your local police department.  If you have any information regarding the above specified incidents please contact the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department at 269-488-8911 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING: DATE: 11/6/19   TIME:  5:00 P. M...

AUTHOR: Lt.  Scott Jackson

SUPERVISOR APPROVING NEWS RELEASE: Lt. Scott Jackson

 


NEWS RELEASE

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INCIDENT COMPLAINT:  19-003516                 

INCIDENT TYPE: Fatal Traffic Crash

DATE OCCURRED: Tuesday November 5, 2019              TIME: 6:25 A.M.

LOCATION OCCURRED:  3900 Block of Ravine Rd., Township of Kalamazoo

INCIDENT SUMMARY:

The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department investigated a fatal traffic crash in the 39000 block of Ravine Rd.  Officers determined that two vehicles were involved:  The first vehicle, traveling westbound, crossed the center line and collided with the second eastbound vehicle.  The occupants of the westbound vehicle, who were not wearing seatbelts, were both ejected from the vehicle. The driver was transported to a local hospital, and is in serious condition. The passenger, 51 year old Jacqueline Reed of Kalamazoo, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

After being extricated from the second (eastbound) vehicle, both occupants were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Township of Kalamazoo Police or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

ASSISTING AGENCIES: Kalamazoo Township Fire Department, Life EMS and Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety

FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING: DATE: 08-11-2016    TIME:  12:30 P.M.

AUTHOR: Lt. Scott Jackson

SUPERVISOR APPROVING NEWS RELEASE: Chief Bryan Ergang




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Charter Township of Kalamazoo Police Department

1720 Riverview Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
Emergency: Dial 911
Dispatch: 269-488-8911
Administration: 269-567-7523