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Police: No Suspect in Dog Shooting; Larcenies Investigated

This following information was supplied by the Bloomfield Township Police Department and the Bloomfield Hills Departments of Public Safety. Arrests, where they are mentioned, do not indicate conviction.

Bloomfield Hills

Officials with the reported no major police or fire department-related incidents over the past week.

They are still seeking tips to try to identify on June 13. The resident explained that the 11-year-old Brittany Spaniel was let outside for about 15 minutes the previous night and returned with a little blood on its body. The homeowner believed it to be a minor injury, but the air-gun pellet was discovered lodged in the dog's lung the following day, police reports said.

The dog was later euthanized. Officers searched the area and reported no prior complaints of air guns or loose animals in the vicinity.

"We have recovered some evidence from the dog shooting, but it has not lead to a suspect being identified," Lt. Terry McDonnell said.

The investigation remains open. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 248-644-4200.

Bloomfield Township

Officers with the Bloomfield Township Police Department investigated two larcenies from local businesses during the past week, according to police reports. The first incident was reported at shortly after 1 p.m. on June 21, reports said. An employee said $600 worth of machine parts that were temporarily stored outside the building went missing sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.

Officers were called to the shortly after noon on Sunday when a shopper reported that $235 was taken from her purse while it was unattended in a shopping cart. The theft occurred between 11:40 a.m. and 12:10 p.m., according to the report.

No suspect information was available in either incident.

Larceny from autos

  • 1661 Hunters Ridge: Fox Hills School. An employee with a construction company reported $5,000 worth of tools were taken from a truck that was left open while crews worked on the school grounds between 2-4 p.m. on June 20, according to a police report.
  • 5900 block of Westmoor: A weed whipper and a backpack blower were stolen from the bed of a pickup truck parked in the street at about 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, reports said. The items were valued at about $500. Police have not identified a suspect, but said a man in his 50s was seen in the area and left in a blue or green four-door sedan.
  • 1000 block of Trailwood Path: A resident reported that the rear window of a 1999 Audi was smashed out and that a wallet with $300 was missing from the center console.

Anyone with information about these incidents is encouraged to call the department’s investigations division at 248-433-7752.

For questions about this blotter, email Art.Aisner@Patch.com.

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