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Man Chases Dog, Loses Saxophone

The following information was supplied by the Berkley Public Safety Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The Berkley Public Safety Department responded to a report of a missing saxophone on Sept. 20 after two people reported that the instrument went missing at approximately 4:50 p.m. in the 2280 block of Thomas.

According to the officer who took the report, one of the victims said he set the saxophone on the grass on the north side of Oxford while chasing his dog, which had gotten loose. After capturing the dog, the man discovered the saxophone was missing, the report said.

The man told the officer he believed a garbage truck was in the area at the time.

A woman, who was with the man, told the officer the saxophone was in its case and has markings for McCourt's Music, as well as a tag with her information on it. She estimated the instrument's value at $2,500, according to the report.

There are no known suspects in the case.

Residents or business owners who have information to report or who notice something unusual in their neighborhood can call the Berkley Public Safety Department at 248-658-3380 or the Huntington Woods Public Safety Department at 248-541-1180. Public Safety officials encourage residents and business owners to keep their doors and windows secured at all times.

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