November 2013 News Releases

                      KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP NEWS RELEASE

COMPLAINT NUMBER     13-004203

INCIDENT TYPE:                Missing Person

DATE OCCURRED: Friday, November 29, 2013   TIME: 1:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

LOCATION OCCURRED:  4000 Block Weston Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006

INCIDENT SUMMARY:
Gail Stoops left her home in the 4000 block of Weston Avenue between 1:00 P.M. and 2:30 P.M. on 11/29/2013, and has
not been in contact with her family since.  According to her family, Stoops has Alzheimer’s as well as dementia. Stoops may
be driving a 1998 silver over black Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck.  The truck has an extended cab, and the Michigan
Registration Plate on the truck is 6KHM86.  Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Gail Stoops is asked to
contact the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department at (269) 343-0551.

INJURIES:  Unknown

SUSPECTS:  Unknown

FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING: DATE: 11/29/2013 TIME: 9:00 P.M.

UPDATED INFORMATION  11/30/13  12:30 A.M.

Gail Stoops has been located by the Michigan State Police in White Pigeon, Michigan.  Stoops is in good health, and is
being reunited with her family.

AUTHOR: Sgt. Darien Smith, Kalamazoo Township Police Department

SUPERVISOR APPROVING NEWS RELEASE: Sgt. Darien Smith

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COMPLAINT NUMBER:  13-004178

INCIDENT TYPE:  Felonious domestic assault

DATE OCCURRED:  Tuesday November 26, 2013  TIME: Apprx 12:35A.M.

LOCATION OCCURRED:  1500 Block of West G Avenue, Kalamazoo Township

INCIDENT SUMMARY:
A family member contacted Township Police and reported a shot had been fired inside a home in the 1500 block of West
“G” Avenue.  The reporting person was not in the home when this occurred, but learned of it in a telephone call from the 44
year old female victim.  Township officers, assisted by a deputy from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office responded to
the scene and secured a 47 year old male suspect (the victim’s husband) in order to conduct an investigation.  Following the
investigation, the 47 year old male was taken into custody.  Based on witness statements and information obtained at the
scene, it is alleged that the male was intoxicated, assaulted his spouse, damaged household furniture and belongings and
fired a round from a 12 gauge shotgun inside the house.  The round did not strike anyone.  The victim did not suffer any
physical injuries as a result of the assault.  Officers seized a 12 gauge pump action shotgun as a part of their investigation.  
The suspect was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail.  The investigation will be presented today to the Kalamazoo County
Prosecutor’s Office for review.    

FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING: DATE: 11-26-2013 TIME:  1030 hours

UPDATED INFORMATION  (11-26-13  1640 hours)

The Kalamazoo County Prosecutors Office authorized a three count warrant for Andrew John Brown 07/13/1967, in
connection with this case.   Count 1: Discharge of a firearm in a building, a four year felony.  Count 2: Assault with a
dangerous weapon, a four year felony.  Count 3: Domestic violence, a 93 day misdemeanor.

Brown was arraigned before the Honorable Nicholas Schaberg, Magistrate for the 8th District Court and bond was set at
$2,500 cash or surety.  His preliminary examine is scheduled for December 10th before the Honorable Richard Santoni.

AUTHOR:  Chief Tim Bourgeois

SUPERVISOR APPROVING NEWS RELEASE:  Same

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INCIDENT COMPLAINT:  13-003999

INCIDENT TYPE:                Suspicious Explosion

DATE OCCURRED:  Tuesday November 12, 2013   TIME: 6:45 A.M.

LOCATION OCCURRED:  600 Block of Parchmount Avenue, City of Parchment

INCIDENT SUMMARY:
The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department and Parchment Fire Department responded to a report of an explosion
inside a residence in the 600 Block of Parchmount Avenue at approximately 6:45A.M. Upon arrival, it was quickly
determined a fire had not started as a result of the explosion and all three occupants of the residence had made it out safely.
At this time the origin of the explosion remains under investigation by the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department,
however responding officers believe it may be related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Township Police at 343-0568 or Silent Observer at
343-2100.     

ASSITING AGENCIES: Parchment Fire Department

INJURIES:  Minor injuries.

FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING: DATE: 11-12-2013 TIME: 3:15PM

UPDATED  INFORMATION:  The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department is attempting to locate Branden Michael
McNamara, a 24 year old Parchment man, in relation to this incident.  Mr. McNamara may have injuries to his hands and
face.  Mr. McNamara is also wanted by the Michigan Department of Corrections for absconding parole.  Branden
McNamara is described as a white male, 5’10”, weighing approximately 170 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Branden McNamara’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Township of Kalamazoo
Police at 343-0568 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.

AUTHOR: Sgt. Michael White
SUPERVISOR APPROVING NEWS RELEASE: Lt. Bryan Ergang

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                                               ***UPDATED NEWS RELEASE***


INCIDENT TYPE:                 13-003993

DATE OCCURRED:             Monday November 11, 2013    TIME: 8:30 P.M.

LOCATION OCCURRED:   2100 Block of Lake St at BL 94

INCIDENT SUMMARY:

On November 11, 2013 at approximately 8:30pm, a 54 year old male Kalamazoo resident was originally traveling
westbound on Lake St.  At the intersection of Lake and BL94, he turned southbound on BL94.  As he started to make his
turn, he struck two pedestrians who had been walking westbound on Lake St. crossing BL94.  The accident is currently
under investigation,


VICTIM: 48 year old female Kalamazoo resident, and a 30 year old female Kalamazoo resident.

INJURIES:  The 48 year old victim is in critical condition, and the 30 year old female sustained minor injuries.


*****UPDATE*****

Victim identified as Carol Sue Lance of Kalamazoo died Wednesday night as a result of the injuries she sustained.


Christine Kingsbury, also of Kalamazoo, is identified s the second victim of this event.

The driver involved in this incident is not being identified at this time, as the case remains open pending additional
investigation.


FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING: DATE: 11-13-2013 TIME: 10:40 P.M.

AUTHOR: Sgt. Stephen Rickey, Kalamazoo Township Police Department

SUPERVISOR APPROVING NEWS RELEASE: Lt. Bryan Ergang

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INCIDENT TYPE:        Missing Person

COMPLAINT NUMBER:  13-003896

DATE OCCURRED: Monday October, 13, 2013 at approximately 2:00am
       
LOCATION OCCURRED: 1500 Block of Shakespeare, Kalamazoo, MI.  

INCIDENT SUMMARY:  On Monday November, 4, 2013 family members of Skyler Jones contacted Township of
Kalamazoo Police Department to report Skyler missing.  The last time they saw Skyler was on Sunday October 13 at
approximately 8:30 pm when he left on foot for work from the 1500 Blk. of Shakespeare.  Investigators determined Skyler
arrived at work a short time later where he was last seen by coworkers on Monday October 14, 2013 at approximately 2:
00 a.m. at the Planet Fitness at 4408 Stadium Drive.     

This incident remains under investigation and anybody who may have seen Skyler or talked to him is asked to contact the
Township of Kalamazoo Police Department at 269-343-0568 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

VICTIM INFORMATION:  Skyler Darkeese Jones, black male, date of birth 1/10/90.  Skyler is 5'-9”tall, 240 lbs., and
was last seen wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, black sweat pants and an unknown color backpack. Please refer to the
attached photo of Skyler.

LAST SEEN:  Planet Fitness located at 4408 Stadium Drive Kalamazoo, MI. at 2:00 a.m.

FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING:        DATE:  Tuesday November 5, 2013        TIME:   12:30


AUTHOR:  Sgt. Michael White


SUPERVISOR APPROVING NEWS RELEASE: Lt. Bryan Ergang
Anyone with information about an
incident is asked to contact
TKPD (269)343-0568 or
Silent Observer(269)343-2100