August 2013 News Releases

                                      KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP NEWS RELEASE




INCIDENT TYPE:              Home Invasion 1st Degree

DATE OCCURRED:            August 29, 2013 at approximately 3:15 a.m.

LOCATION OCCURRED: 3400 block of Huron St., Kalamazoo Township

VICTIM INFO:   22 year old Kalamazoo man

INJURIES RECEIVED:  Minor injuries to the male victim

INCIDENT SUMMARY:
Officers responded to a 911 call from a female stating her estranged husband had broken into her house and assaulted her
boyfriend while they were both asleep.  Investigating officers determined the suspect, a 23 year old man from Kalamazoo,
had been watching the couple and waited for them to fall asleep.  The suspect then used a knife to cut the screen to the
bedroom and made entry through the window.  The suspect began assaulting the male victim by hitting him repeatedly.  The
victim was ultimately able to defend himself and chased the suspect from the residence.

The suspect then fled the scene prior to officers arrival.  With the assistance from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, a
K-9 tracked the suspect to a garage in the Westwood area where the suspect had taken refuge.  The suspect was taken
into custody without further incident.

The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department will be submitting criminal charges to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutors
Office later today for review.

SUSPECT INFORMATION:  23 year old Kalamazoo man

FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING: DATE:  August 29, 2013 TIME:   0930

AUTHOR: Lt. Bryan Ergang

SUPERVISOR APPROVING NEWS RELEASE: Lt. Bryan Ergang



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Complaint number:      13-002612

Incident Type:              Criminal Sexual Conduct    

Date Occurred:            3-5-2013  

Location:  An apartment in the 1900 Block of Nazareth Road

Suspect:  Anthony Demar Williams, DOB 6-27-1992, 21 years old of Kalamazoo

Incident Summary:
In late July, Township officers received a report that a 17 year old Kalamazoo teenager had been the victim of a sexual
assault by a then 20 year old Kalamazoo Township man.  Following an investigation, the case was sent to the Kalamazoo
County Prosecutor’s Office for review.  The Prosecutor authorized a complaint alleging Anthony Demar Williams sexually
assaulted the 17 year old female at his apartment and that the assault resulted in her becoming pregnant.  It is also alleged
that the assault occurred while Williams was an employee of the school the victim attended.  At the time of the alleged
assault, Williams was a security officer at Loy Norrix High School and the victim was a student there.  On 8-27-2013,
Magistrate Nicholas Schaberg of the 8th District Court issued an arrest warrant for Williams based on that complaint
charging him with one count of 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.  On the
morning of 8-28-2013, Williams surrendered at the Kalamazoo Township Police Department, was arrested on the warrant
and lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail.  He is expected to be arraigned on 8-28-2013.


For Release Beginning: 8-28-2013 0925 hours

Author:   Chief Tim Bourgeois

Supervisor Approving News Release:  Same





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Complaint number:    13-002971

Incident Type:           Fatal shooting

Date Occurred:   8-24-2013   Time: Approximately 12:20 a.m.

Location:  3500 Block of Market Street   

Victim:  24 year old man from South Carolina

Incident Summary:
Kalamazoo Township Police received a 911 call reporting a man had been shot in the 3500 Block of Market Street and
was being transported by private vehicle to Borgess Medical Center.  Township officers were already at Borgess on an
unrelated call.  Shortly thereafter a Ford F250 Super Duty truck arrived at the Borgess Emergency Department with several
occupants.  Officers determined one of them, a 24-year old man from South Carolina, had suffered a gunshot wound to the
head.  Medical staff treated him for his injuries, however he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter by an Emergency
Department physician.

Based on information received from the other four people in the vehicle at the time of the shooting and the physical evidence
available, it appears at this time the deceased man inflicted the gunshot wound to his own head as the vehicle was being
driven in the 3500 Block of Market Street with a pistol he had been handling.  The deceased was riding in the back seat of
the four-door vehicle at the time.  Township officers are continuing their investigation.  As a part of that investigation, the
victim was transported to Sparrow Hospital for an autopsy.  The victim’s identity is not being released at this time pending
notification of his family.

For Release Beginning: 8-24-2013 1430 hours

Author:  Chief Tim Bourgeois

Supervisor Approving News Release:  Same

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Complaint number:        13-002889

Incident Type:              Personal injury traffic crash        

Date Occurred:       8-17-2013                Time:        Approximately 9:52 p.m.

Location:                E. Main Street near Chicago Avenue        

Incident Summary:        
An on-duty Kalamazoo Township police officer received minor injuries in a traffic crash last night.  Officer Michael
Vasilovski was traveling southwest (inbound) on E. Main near Chicago in a marked Ford Crown Victoria Police
Interceptor patrol car.  A vehicle traveling in the opposite direction (northeast or outbound) on E. Main suddenly crossed
the centerline and struck his cruiser in the left front corner, causing significant damage to the patrol vehicle.  Officer
Vasilovski was wearing his seatbelt and his airbag deployed.  He was treated for minor injuries (an abrasion and contusions)
at Bronson Methodist Hospital and released.  The Kalamazoo Township Fire Department and Pride Care Ambulance
responded to care for the driver of the other vehicle.  He was transported to Borgess Medical Center.

As is our policy in such cases, an outside law enforcement agency, in this instance the Kalamazoo Department of Public
Safety, was called to investigate this crash.  They will handle the release of any additional information regarding the details of
their investigation.

     
For Release Beginning:        10-18-2013        1015 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