Bloomfield Township police officials are asking for the public's help for tips that may locate a suspect or suspects that broke into an ransacked a home on Eastmoor Road on Wednesday.
The owner of the home in the 6000 block of Eastmoor Road told police they left at about 8:30 a.m. and found the front door glass was broken, and the door ajar when they returned at about 1 p.m., police reports said. The house was ransacked, and taken were a laptop computer valued at about $1,500, diamond stud earrings valued at $1,000, and a large container of loose change valued at about $200.
No suspect information was available, but because of the time of day of the incident, police are urging anyone that observed any suspicious activity around that time to contact them immediately at 248-433-7755.
Officers also responded to a home in the 1000 block of Longpointe on Oct. 30 after the homeowner reported the front door appeared forced open when they returned during the day. The home is unoccupied, but still contained some items inside. Nothing was taken.
Spent Bullet Shell Found
An employee at an office at 555 Hulet Drive called police on Oct. 26 after finding a spent bullet casing in the parking lot, reports said. The bullet shell was found near a vehicle and was confiscated by authorities for ballistic analysis with the Oakland County Sheriff's Department Forensic Laboratory. No further details were available.
Malicious Destruction of Property
The windows to two vehicles were smashed while parked overnight at the Whethersfield Apartments over the weekend, police reports said. The vehicle owners reported the damage on Oct. 28, but told police nothing was missing.
Anyone with information on any of the incidents listed here should call the department at 248-433-7752.
A Cranbrook student told Officers with the Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety that an iPad 2 was taken from her backpack while she was at dinner on Oct. 24, reports said. The student said she left the backpack unsecured in a common area of the Kingswood Upper School and that the iPad 2 was missing when she returned. No suspect information was available.
Chief Rick Matott said no new information was available regarding the sudden death of Cranbrook student Caleb Lei last month. The investigation remains ongoing between the department and the Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office.
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