Police Searched For Chase Suspect In Kalamazoo

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Police in Kalamazoo were looking for a suspect after a chase led by Michigan State Police (MSP) went through downtown Kalamazoo around 3:45 p.m. Monday afternoon.

A trooper initially tried to pull the chase vehicle over on east M-43 near 8th Street in Oshtemo Township. The vehicle had no visible registration plates.

After the trooper flashed his emergency lights to pull the car over, the suspects sped off. After a short chase the suspect vehicle crashed into a transit bus near West Main and Drake Road.

No one was injured in the crash, however both suspects fled on foot.

A perimeter was set up near the area of Piccadilly Street and West Main Street.

A short time later, a K-9 unit tracked the fleeing suspects who were apprehended.

The driver was a 18-year-old Kalamazoo man, he’s charged with fleeing and eluding and driving with a suspended license. The 18-year-old also had outstanding warrants.

The passenger was a 21-year-old Bangor man. He was charged with possession of heroin, resisting arrest and obstructing justice. The passenger was a parole violator with outstanding warrants.

Both men are currently lodged in Kalamazoo County Jail awaiting arraignment.

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  • Kalamazoo

    Thank you for reporting this. We live in the area and heard the commotion but our local news station won't report it. You are really on top of the game and our favorite channel.