crime

6:31 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Battle Creek Police Say Gang Suppression Effort Paying Dividends

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Five member unit was formed in 2007
A community response, not just from the police, has reduced crime rates in Battle Creek, new figures show. "Battle Creek's downward trends are above the curve," Deputy Police Chief Jim Saylor said. "We are traveling faster. Something is working." In figures released by the department several categories of crime have declined over the past eight years.
7:11 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Defends Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting

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The shooting is still under investigation, but Chief Jeff Hadley says it appears the officers "acted valiantly"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- When Kalamazoo police arrived at his apartment Friday, Brad Mason made his intention clear to his girlfriend. "The police are here for me. They are going to have to kill me," Mason said to her, according to Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley.
9:36 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

10 homicides reported in Kalamazoo County in 2013

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Eight of the homicides were in city of Kalamazoo
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - In the first 20 weeks of 2013, not a single homicide was reported in Kalamazoo County. But that changed in the early morning hours of May 21, when 35-year-old Tawana Henderson was gunned down on Cobb Avenue on Kalamazoo's north side.
4:32 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Crime down, but police work on regaining public trust

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Seven homicides in Calhoun County in 2012 and five in 2011
Calhoun County law enforcement officers start the new year fighting crime and fighting a negative image. Crime fighting went well in 2013 as most officials expect final year-end figures to show that most crime was down. Calhoun County recorded only one homicide this year, a number well below what anyone can remember for decades.
6:45 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Benton Harbor officials say drop in crime linked to stricter code enforcement

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City officials say it's part of changing mind-set
BENTON HARBOR - A sharp spike in citations issued by the Benton Harbor Inspections Department for chipped paint and uncut grass has led to a decrease in burglaries and fires, the city's emergency manager says.

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