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Mike Riehls

Police investigate incidents


February 14, 2013
Grosse Pointe Woods police continue to investigate a home invasion that took place Sunday, Feb. 10, on Blairmoor, but believe it may be connected to a series of home invasions in Grosse Pointe Shores.

The most recent incident occurred while the homeowners were away. Small items, including jewelry, were taken.


The incident on Blairmoor came a week after homeowners on North Oxford and Sunningdale reported suspicious activity to police.

At 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, a Sunningdale resident reported an unknown suspect rang the doorbell and then she heard a loud bang. No entry was gained, and police were able to identify two sets of footprints around the house.

Shortly after that incident, police were called to a house on North Oxford. The homeowner reported being awakened by a loud noise. When the homeowner turned on the lights to investigate, two unknown suspects were seen running from the house. Police found two sets of footprints leading to a side door.

At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, Woods police stopped and questioned two juveniles walking on Morningside near Oxford. They told police they were walking to a friend's house, but when police checked the address given by the teens, they found the house was vacant. However, police were not able to match footprints found at the North Oxford residence to the shoes the two juveniles were wearing. Backpacks the juveniles were carrying were empty.

Woods police turned over information on the juveniles to Grosse Pointe Shores police.

Woods director of public safety Andrew Pazuchowski urges residents to call police when they see any suspicious activity.

“If you see anything at all, call us,” he said. “If someone rings your doorbell who you don't know, or if you see someone at your neighbor's who you're not familiar with, call us. We can't stress that enough.”


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