Alarm tips Bloomfield Hills officers to invasion
Bloomfield Hills officers responding to a burglar alarm on Barrington Park discovered that entry had been made to the home through a rear basement window on Thursday, September 21.
Around 3 a.m., public safety officers were alerted to the home invasion by a burglar alarm, and arrived at the home. The front two doors were locked and secure, but as officers walked the perimeter of the home, they unlatched a side entry gate and could tell there was a home invasion.
A sergeant on the scene contacted the Bloomfield Township Police Department and Waterford K9 for assistance as Bloomfield Hills officers attempted to make contact with the residents. When they were not able to, officers forcibly entered the basement walkout door. According to police reports, no suspects were found in the home, and the K9 started tracking.
After interviewing neighbors and contacting the homeowner's brother-in-law, officers were able to contact the residents via text message, learning they were out of town. The brother-in-law was authorized to check for damage and determine a list of stolen items for police.
Bloomfield Hills public safety continued to canvass nearby neighborhoods, but no suspects were found. They are continuing their investigation, with evidence transferred to the Oakland County crime lab.