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Farmington Hills police arrest suspect in suspicious person case

By: Jonathan Shead | Farmington Press | Published June 9, 2020


FARMINGTON HILLS — Police have arrested a suspect they believe is linked to a possible stranger-danger report that occurred June 5. The suspect was reported to have approached a child June 5 and asked if the child wanted a ride. 

The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the area of Rensselaer and Emmett streets, in a subdivision near Inkster Road, between Shiawassee and Eight Mile roads. 

Farmington Hills Police Chief Jeff King told The Farmington Press in a text that the investigation “is still developing and has multi-jurisdictional aspects.” An updated press release states more information will be made available when possible. 

“We do have a suspect in custody and we are moving as quickly as possible to identify as many other issues or incidents that may be involved,” King said. 

According to the press release, the child was walking in the area when a white man in his 50s — described as balding with gray hair, a gray goatee and mustache, and wearing glasses — stopped and spoke to the child. The child proceeded to walk away from the man and tell two adults in the area of the incident, who then called 911. 

The release states the suspect spoke in broken English with an unknown accent. His vehicle was described as a dark-colored sedan, possibly a black Chevrolet Impala. 

Increased police patrols are being conducted in the area as detectives investigate the report. Anyone with information pertaining to the incident or who may live in the area and have video surveillance footage is asked to contact the Farmington Hills Police Department at (248) 871-2610.