Township of Kalamazoo Police Department News Release
Complaint number: 11-003378
Incident Type: Breaking and Entering of businesses
Date Occurred: 12-5-2011 Time: Approximately 4:00 a.m.
Location: 3400 Block of Ravine Road
Suspect: 41 year old Kalamazoo man
Incident Summary: An employee of Mulder’s Outdoor Power Equipment, 3333 Ravine Road, said when he arrived for work at approximately 4:00 a.m. this morning he saw a person inside the business. That person fled in a Mulder’s truck east on Ravine. The employee contacted his employer and then called 911. The suspect subsequently crashed the truck into a utility pole at Ravine and Douglas. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded to investigate the crash since it occurred in the City of Kalamazoo. Township officers handled the burglary investigation. The suspect, a 41 year old Kalamazoo man, received leg and head injuries in the crash. He was treated and then transported to Bronson Methodist Hospital by LIFE EMS. The truck was loaded with computers and a variety of outdoor power equipment. Burglaries were subsequently discovered at two other businesses on Ravine Road near Mulder’s, the Kalamazoo Kettlecorn Company at 3415 Ravine and Cakes and More, 3417 Ravine.
The suspect remains in custody at Bronson where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was also wanted on an outstanding child support warrant from Kalamazoo County. These cases remain under investigation. Township officers anticipate presenting the case for review at the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office later today.
For Release Beginning: Monday, 12-5-2011 1250 hours
Author: Chief Tim Bourgeois
Supervisor Approving News Release: Same
Anyone with information about an incident is asked to contact TKPD (269)343-0568 or Silent Observer(269)343-2100