BB guns used to shoot out windows of 2 dozen Harper Woods vehicles

Similar amount shot out nearby in Detroit

By: Brendan Losinski | Advertiser Times | Published November 20, 2018

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There’s not much you can do to prevent it, but we are working hard to catch the people who did it

James Burke, Harper Woods public safety director

HARPER WOODS — Harper Woods Department of Public Safety officers responded to several reports of vehicles being damaged by BB guns Nov. 19.

The department said that while searching for the suspects, at least two dozen vehicles were found to be damaged, mostly from having their windows shot out.

“Detroit also had a bunch south of us around Moross, so we are working with them,” said Harper Woods Department of Public Safety Director James Burke. “They had about two dozen as well.”

The majority of the damaged vehicles were parked on Kenosha Street, Washtenaw Street and Roscommon Street. Burke said detectives are investigating the matter and have at least one suspect in the case.

“Don’t have your car on the street if you don’t have to. If you see anything suspicious, please report it,” said Burke. “This is just one of those acts of stupid vandalism. There’s not much you can do to prevent it, but we are working hard to catch the people who did it.”

Police said there is no indication that there is a connection between these incidents and two cases from Roseville and Eastpointe in which BB guns were fired at the windows of moving Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation buses on Oct. 15 along Gratiot Avenue.

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to contact the Harper Woods Department of Public Safety at (313) 343-2530.