Sunday, July 15, 2012
Here's what happened in and around Berkley and Huntington Woods.
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Both cities' law enforcement departments are looking for a person with similar characteristics and seeking tips from the public.
A man reported fondling himself in Royal Oak matches the description of a man the Berkley Public Safety Department report posed as a law enforcement officer and inappropriately touched a young girl in a Berkley park last week. A woman in the 400 block of South Main in Royal Oak reported Wedneday she witnessed a man possibly touching himself inside of his pants. The man then began following her, so the woman went into a nearby business and called police, according to the report. The man is described as a male in his late 30s to early 40s, approximately 6-feet tall with a heavy build, dark hair, wearing sunglasses, dark khaki pants and dark polo-style shirt. Royal Oak Police Deputy Chief Gordie Young said Friday that there have been no …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
"If anybody has any tips or has seen anything, we'll take all calls," Public Safety Officer Andrew Hadfield says. "Just be vigilant and talk to kids about stranger danger."
The Berkley Public Safety Department is continuing to investigate a "stranger danger" incident that occurred last week in the city and all tips are welcome, an official said Thursday. The department is seeking the public's help to find a man impersonating a law enforcement officer who approached two girls Friday evening near the Community Center and touched one of them inappropriately. BPS Officer Andrew Hadfield said the department has received calls from residents and is following up on all tips. There have been no subsequent incidents, he said. "If anybody has any tips or has seen anything, we'll take all calls," Hadfield said. "Just be vigilant and talk to kids about stranger danger." A Stranger Danger video is available on the …
The key may be in maintaining open lines of communication and practicing what to do in different scenarios, according to a Berkley mom and a Beaumont Health System Safety City program manager.
News spread like wildfire this week that a man impersonating a law enforcement officer approached a pair of 12-year-old girls outside the Berkley Community Center and touched one of them inappropriately, prompting many residents to wonder how to keep their children safe. The key may be in maintaining open lines of communication and practicing what to do in different scenarios, according to a Berkley mom and a Beaumont Health System Safety City program manager. "That's terrible," Berkley resident Lisa Quimby said of the incident, which occurred Friday. "That's frightening." Quimby, a mom of three kids ages 14, 6 and 22 months, was leaving the Community Center after a parent-tot play group Wednesday. "We talk to (our kids) about not talking …