Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department

Man Dies In Armed Standoff With Kalamazoo Police Wednesday
Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Deputies originally went to the Pavilion Estates Mobile Home Park in Pavilion Township around noon Wednesday to talk with a couple parked in a vehicle, after the owner of a trailer said the two had been squatting on his property. When deputies approached, they say …
Oshtemo Township Robber Sought By Police
The incident happened around 11am Wednesday, where a delivery person was stopped at a gas station in the 6100 block of Stadium Dr. in Oshtemo Township. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office says that a suspect approached the victim with a gun and demanded the cigarettes he was delivering.
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 get…
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...
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 O…
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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