Kalamazoo, MI: On January 08, 2013, at 3:03 a.m. PSO Vosberg observed a suspicious subject in a vehicle in the 3700 block of VanRick. Upon checking the registration on the vehicle, he noticed the owner had a child support warrant for his arrest.
When officers went to contact the 36-year-old Kalamazoo resident, he fled on foot from the vehicle and went into a hotel room. The suspect came out a short time later and was arrested for his warrant.
While officers were waiting outside they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle turned up a large quantity of marijuana and scales. A search warrant was drafted for the hotel room. A search of the hotel room turned up a large sum of cash, marijuana, and a .22 caliber handgun.
The 36 year old Kalamazoo resident was arrested on additional charges of Felony Firearm, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Deliver.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Lt Christopher Franks
Date: January 8, 2013
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigation Division, 337-8139