March 2012 News Releases
Township of Kalamazoo Police Department News Release
Complaint number: 12-001087
Incident Type: Homicide
Date Occurred: 3-29-2012 Time: 4:05 p.m.
Location: Residence in the 700 block of Fenimore
Victim: Victor Lee Stonerock, 55 years old of Kalamazoo Township
Additional Info: The victim’s name has been released following notification of his next of kin.
For Release Beginning: March 29, 2012 at 2245 hours
Author: Chief Tim Bourgeois
Supervisor Approving News Release: Chief Tim Bourgeois
Additional Info: Investigators discovered a working one-pot methamphetamines lab in the victim’s home during
the course of this homicide investigation. Township Police were assisted at the scene by the Southwest
Enforcement Team to remediate the clandestine lab.
Additional Info: On March 30, 2012 an autopsy was conducted at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing on the body of
Victor Stonerock. His death was ruled to be a homicide. The preliminary opinion of the cause of death was a stab
wound to the left side of the victim’s chest, which struck his heart. The case was presented to the Kalamazoo
County Prosecutor’s Office for review. Assistant Prosecutor John Anderegg authorized a complaint against Trina
Latonia Peake for one count of open murder. The complaint was presented to the Honorable Vincent Westra of the
8th District Court, who issued an arrest warrant for Ms. Peake on that charge. Peake remains lodged in the
Kalamazoo County Jail pending her arraignment in the 8th District Court.
Complaint number: 12-000769
Incident Type: Missing-Endangered Person
Date Occurred: 3/5/2012 Time: 1300-1430 hrs
Location: 400 Block of Orient St. Parchment MI, 49004
A 91 year old Parchment man has gone missing after he was last seen at his home between the hours of 1 and 2:30 in the
afternoon on Monday, March 05, 2012. It is believed he left in his vehicle and his current whereabouts are unknown. He
suffers from dementia and he requires regular medication for treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes. Given his health
conditions, he is considered endangered and in immediate need of medical treatment.
The Township Police Department is requesting help locating this man and asks that anyone who has contact with him, call
the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department at (269) 343-0551 or 911 for assistance.
NAME: James Southon
DESCRIPTION: 5’10” 190lbs balding gray hair and blue eyes.
CLOTHING: Black cardigan-sweater , green collared shirt, brown jacket, and gray pants.
VEHICLE: Silver 2001 Ford Explorer Sport-Trac , with a Michigan license plate of BZR4940
For Release Beginning: 3-5-2012, 2230 hours
Author: Officer Craig Gruner
Supervisor Approving News Release: Lieutenant Bryan Ergang
James Southon has been located on the east side of the State by the Michigan State Police. Southon is in good
health, and is being reunited with his family. 3/6/12
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