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Kalamazoo Woman Wanted For Attempting To Scam Seniors
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says that since August, they have received complaints from several senior living facilities that a woman has been calling their residents, claiming to be a representative from the bank’s fraud department.
ATV Crash Kills Portage Businessman October 11
According to his family, 34-year-old Jesse Albrecht died Wednesday; he had been riding an ATV on October 6 in the Houghton Lake Area, when he crashed into a tree head-on. He had been wearing a helmet, but still suffered severe and ultimately fatal injuries.
Animals Seized In Calhoun County Cockfighting Investigation
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 3000 block of 3 ½ mile Rd. in Athens around noon Friday, and while they were there they were advised of possible animal cruelty taking place in the area. Deputies responded later with a search warrant.
10 Dogs Rescued In Anti-Dog Fighting Operation In Calhoun County
The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says search warrants were executed Tuesday at three locations in the county, and at one home in Portage. At one home in Battle Creek, no dogs were found, but over a pound a marijuana was, so a 31-year-old man was arrested on drug charges.
Suspects Sought In Kalamazoo Armed Robbery
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says that around 10pm Saturday, three armed men entered the business on E. Cork St, where one struck the clerk and demanded him to the floor, as a second suspect took cash from the register.
Double Murder Suspect Found Competent For Trial
32-year-old Zachary Patten of Portage waived his preliminary examination in St. Joseph County in September, and was bound over for trial, after he was found competent by a judge.
Kalamazoo Residents Accused Of ‘Straw Purchasing’ Guns For Chicago Man
The indictment was issued August 31 in Chicago Federal Court, and accuses 23-year-old Cornelius Battle and 27-year-old Dalrick Drain of Kalamazoo of purchasing guns at Kalamazoo stores, and selling them to 21-year-old Nathaniel McElroy of Chicago at a premium.
Brief Chase In Kalamazoo Leads To Arrest Monday Morning
Police had initially been called to the area of the Fox Ridge Apartments on a report of someone threatening others with a handgun, and when they arrived they saw an individual fleeing the scene in a vehicle. The vehicle initially refused to stop for police, but after around a 20 minute chase the sus…
Portion Of I-94 To Be Named After Fallen Fire Chief In New Bill
On Thursday, Senator Margaret O’Brien of Portage introduced the bill, which would name 6 miles of I-94 between Sprinkle Rd. and Galesburg in honor of Switalski. In a release to her website, Sen. O’Brien says that renaming the highway will not only honor Chief Switalski’s contrib…
Kalamazoo County Names James VanDyken As Undersheriff
On Wednesday, the Office announced in a release that James VanDyken will be taking the role, a promotion from his current role as Captain of their operations division. The 47-year-old VanDyken has worked with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office since 1991, starting out a jail deputy and get…