Possible prowler reported
CLAYTON TOWNSHIP – Residents along Morrish Road should keep their eyes peeled for a person who has been knocking on doors at “weird hours.”
Several residents have alerted police Chief William Tucker to the problem, which is occurring between Bristol and Calkins roads, but no one has obtained a description of the person or called 911, the chief said.
“It’s happening in the evening, after dark, when people shouldn’t be knocking on doors,” said Tucker.
In one instance, the intruder said, “Let me in; I’m cold,” but fled when the resident threatened to call police.
“I’m concerned he’s possibly looking to break into someplace,” Tucker said.
So far, no burglaries have occurred in that area. The chief does not suspect the same person is involved in a breakin that occurred Friday at a home on Seymour Road near Lennon Road.
Tucker said investigators have identified a “person of interest” in the breakin, during which a television and video game console were stolen.
Township police will step up patrols along the Morrish Road corridor while they try to get to the bottom of the possible prowler situation, but officers need the public to get involved, as well.
“I want to stop problems before they become problems, but I can’t do it without the help of the public,” Tucker said. “If they know something isn’t right and they don’t call (911) right away, I can’t get an officer out there to find out what’s going on. What good does it do to call the police the next day?”
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