Farmington Hills police resolve stranger danger case

By: Kayla Dimick | Farmington Press | Published April 17, 2019 | Updated April 17, 2019 11:35am


Police said that a reported stranger danger incident was determined to be a misunderstanding April 17.

According to a press release, the Farmington Hills Police Department investigated the incident and was able to determine that it arose from a misunderstanding among some children and a driver who lived in the neighborhood. The issue has been resolved and has come to a safe and positive conclusion, police said.

Police investigated after a report of a suspicious person approaching a group of children earlier this week.

According to a news release from Assistant Police Chief Dan Rodriguez, a man had approached a group of children at around 4:10-4:30 p.m. April 15 in the area of Albion Avenue and Liberty Street. Police said the area is a subdivision near Middlebelt Road, between Grand River Avenue and Nine Mile Road.

The children told police they were standing at a bus stop when a man in a vehicle stopped beside them and asked if they wanted a ride.

Rodriguez said the children declined, and the man remained at the location for a short time before driving away.

“The subject did not exit his vehicle or make any attempt to lure the children into his vehicle,” Rodriguez said in the release.

For more information, contact the Farmington Hills Police Department at (248) 871-2610.