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Kalamazoo County Names James VanDyken As Undersheriff

On Wednesday, the Office announced in a release that James VanDyken will be taking the role, a promotion from his current role as Captain of their operations division. The 47-year-old VanDyken has worked with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office since 1991, starting out a jail deputy and getting promoted steadily since then.

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The Crash Occurred On EB I-94 Near Sprinkle Rd. (Credit: Google Maps)
The Crash Occurred On EB I-94 Near Sprinkle Rd. (Credit: Google Maps)
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Comstock’s Fire Chief Dies After Car Crashes Into Him

A car crash on I-94 Wednesday night has left the chief of the Comstock Fire & Rescue dead.

WOODTV reports that Fire Chief Ed Switalski had been responding with firefighters and Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Deputies to a pair of crashes on Eastbound I-94 near Sprinkle Rd. ar...

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FelixRenaud, ThinkStock
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Man Allegedly Robs People Trying To Sell Video Games Online

A Kalamazoo area man is in jail, after he allegedly lured people to an apartment complex to be robbed.

MLive reports that the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office that the first incident was reported around 11am Friday, where a victim told authorities that had gone to the Evergreen South Apartments in Oshtemo Township to sell video game-related items, in a transaction organized on Facebook...

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Kalamazoo County Deputy Claims Sheriff ‘Punished’ Him For Running In Primary

A Kalamazoo County Deputy is claiming that he suffered retaliation from the Sheriff because he ran against him for the office.

MLive reports that Deputy Thomas Swafford claims he was stripped of his deputy powers, including his firearm and badge, in January, by Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller...

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teptong, ThinkStock
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Stolen Boy Scout Trailer Recovered: Without Camping Gear

A local Boy Scout Troop’s stolen trailer has now been recovered, but its contents are still missing.

WWMT reports that Galesburg Boy Scout Troop 265 said that the trailer was found at 42nd St...

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The Crash Happened Near Exit 88 On Eastbound I-94 (credit: google Street View)
The Crash Happened Near Exit 88 On Eastbound I-94 (credit: google Street View)
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Authorities Searching For Semi Involved In Fatal Hit-And-Run

Authorities are attempting to track down a semi-truck that fatally struck a man on the shoulder and kept driving.

WWMT reports that around 2:40am Friday morning, three people were on the shoulder of Eastbound I-94 near exit 88 near Galesburg, filling a car’s gas tank...

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Credit: Google Maps
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Person of Interest In Comstock Murder Released From Custody

Police investigators looking into a homicide in Comstock have released their person of interest from custody.

MLive reports that 20-year-old Michael Rogers of Kalamazoo was found dead at the Comstock Village Apartments off Sprinkle Rd...

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Credit: Google Street View
Credit: Google Street View
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Wings West Shut Down Saturday Following Bomb Threat

A bomb threat caused the evacuation of an event center in Kalamazoo over the weekend.

MLive reports that the threat against Wings West on Sports Dr...

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Photo Provided by BCPD
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Two Counterfeiting Suspects Arrested After Multi-County Police Chase

A pair of men from Chicago were arrested late Wednesday night in Calhoun County after a lengthy police chase.

The chase started when the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about a vehicle involved with counterfeit money complaints...

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The Crash Occurred Near This Intersection Near I-94. (Credit: Google Maps)
The Crash Occurred Near This Intersection Near I-94. (Credit: Google Maps)
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Woman Injured In Possible Wrong-Way Crash In Kalamazoo

A woman was injured in a two-car crash in Kalamazoo County Monday afternoon.

MLive reports that the crash happened just after 4pm Monday, at the intersection of S...

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