Police Searched For Chase Suspect In Kalamazoo

Posted at 5:14 PM, Dec 24, 2012
and last updated 2013-02-20 12:47:39-05

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.