Kalamazoo, MI: On Monday, November 5th, 2012 at approximately 11:47 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to the Family Dollar in the 1700 block of S. Westnedge on an alarm. Upon arrival, officers found the glass on the front door had been broken and it appeared that a suspect had entered the store. A review of the surveillance video showed a male suspect break the window to the store with a tire iron that he had just stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot. The suspect entered the store and stole several items of clothing, eventually fleeing the scene on foot. PSO Marc Rifenberg responded with his dog Titan and conducted a track for the suspect. After a ten minute track, the suspect was found in the 500 block of W. Maple Street along with a female accomplice; both of whom were carrying the stolen property.
The male suspect, a 45 year-old Kalamazoo resident, is currently lodged at the Kalamazoo County jail on the charges of breaking and entering, larceny from a vehicle and a parole detainer. Charges of receiving and concealing stolen property against the 47 year old female accomplice are pending upon review of this investigation by the prosecutor’s office.
Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Lt. Matt Huber
Date: November 5th, 2012
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Julie Parsons, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139