Home Invasion Suspect Escapes Arrest in Grosse Pointe Park

Grosse Pointe Park police issue lockdown for Trombly Elementary School during K-9 search on Thursday.

A 16-year-old Detroit teen escaped Grosse Pointe Park police custody on Thursday afternoon after he was arrested for a home invasion in the Park.

At approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a call about a home invasion and then set up a police perimeter as officers and the K-9 unit went house to house looking for the suspect.

During the search, police requested a lockdown for nearby Trombly Elementary School.

The search lasted for about 45 minutes until police found the suspect hiding in the garage of a home in the 800 block of Barrington and he was taken into custody, according to a report.

While at the Grosse Pointe Park Public Safety Office, the suspect escaped police custody and has not been located, Grosse Pointe Park Chief Dave Hiller said.

"We have spoken to his family and he will be arrested if and when he returns home," Hiller said.

Patch will update this story when more details become available.

Pudenda Shenanigans October 19, 2012 at 09:20 PM
While at the Grosse Pointe Park Public Safety Office, the suspect escaped police custody and has not been located, Grosse Pointe Park Chief Dave Hiller said...... Nice to know that our cop shop is secure.
Allison D'jane October 19, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Hopefully his parents are also ticketed as he was supposed to be in school while he was out breaking in to our houses. I'm sick of these hoodrats coming in and disrupting my city! (This one wandered over from Ashland) See someone suspicious on your street? Don't second guess yourself, call the police! Better you prejudge than not call--you could possibly stop a crime!
john dont October 19, 2012 at 10:02 PM
What...really? How does this happen? Did he find Jane basharas missing clothes under the evidence locker dress up and walk out the door as a woman. You know he's bragging about to all his boys over on Newport right now...how embarrassing
Diane Smith October 19, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Nice job, Miller. You botched Bashara, now this.
Stephanie October 19, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Are you KIDDING me????? A robbery - a lockdown - a perimeter - an escape!!! NO alert to the community. I don't know where to start with any of that... jeeeez!
Ken Eatherly October 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM
MJ October 19, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Once again, the Grosse Pointe Park police are outsmarted by the bad guy. People should be asking for Hiller's resignation. It starts at the top.
The Village Malcontent October 20, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Maybe he is spending the night in Bob Bashara's cell!
Band & Orchestra Parent October 20, 2012 at 11:52 AM
I hear you Stephanie....the way I knew something was up, I was letting my dogs out and happened to see someone walking down the alley with a walkie talkie Thursday afternoon...afterward, I am trying to find out what the heck was going on....WHILE KIDS ARE WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL......and of course I hear, see nothing. I do think that when these things are going on in our community, and there is a hunt out for a suspect, we should absolutely know about it. Glad I picked my kid up from Kids Club that day, some kids were walking home in the midst of this. GP Public Safety CAN YOU TELL US WHEN THIS IS GOING ON? It would be nice to know, we need to be safe. This certainly didn't give me a feeling of safety when I found out what really happened a day later.
Gillian October 20, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Agree with you here, I live in the 800 block of Barrington, coming home found policeman with assault rifle across from my home and two police cars parked. Police did not stop to advise me of anything, had to ask what was going on and if it was safe to pull into my driveway and go into my home. Casual answer of yea, the least they could have done is to stop me and caution me.
Steve October 20, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Actually, I don't know if the police are even allowed to put juveniles in jail cells or a locked room anymore unless they've been convicted - I don't know for sure ... Regardless, I've got a feeling that the police had THEIR hands 'tied' here instead of the kid's. Still, NO excuse for not plastering the kid's face (or description) on every computer and mobile device between here and HW. I'm not angry that it happened, I'm angry that the police didn't warn/enlist the public.
Band & Orchestra Parent October 20, 2012 at 03:36 PM
The public and specifically those in the perimeter, ALL schools within whatever perimeter should have been notified. What would have stopped this delinquent from following a child home from school with a damn house key.....this enrages me beyond belief. GP Public Safety, if something were to happen to yet another child in this area, what then?
Nathan Wagstaff October 20, 2012 at 03:45 PM
The police did not have their hands tied. They just didn't pay attention. Most grown men and many women could have kept him their if they felt it was important. No excuses for incompetence, please.
Debbie Parker October 20, 2012 at 03:46 PM
I agree with MJ--Hiller should be gone. He is an embarrassment to the Park. He draws a very tidy salary and bungles simple tasks. Surely the Park can find someone more competent.
Chris K October 20, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Judging from the comments above, GPP residents are asking why things were not posted on a forum like Nixle and it is a good question. Everyone can sign up for Nixle.. but there is still the issue of how Nixle is used by the particular jurisdiction. Has anyone gone to the GPP city manager to ask for an explanation? The way it appears now... they don't want to give out too much information because residents might panic... better to let people conjure ideas about safety or lack of safety in the community than be saddled with the facts. Right now the approach that is being used is quite simple... don't post information about crime as it occurs... wait till the end of the year... add it in a crime statistic column and report to the residents that crime is a little up or about the same and hope residents move on to other things thinking they are perfectly safe.
GP For Life October 20, 2012 at 07:45 PM
I don't understand how this happens.
L.M. October 20, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Hello GP'ers. I just joined this forum and have a comment. Two months ago there were several break ins from Pemberton to Beaconsfield. (800 block) We were among the victims and the detectives handled it very poorly and as if they really weren't interested in solving the crime while treating us with suspicion. I have several reasons to, and will, file a complaint but I will spare you from the ridiculous details. It is incomprehensible to me that this police department is functioning the way it is. Also, Steve: they can keep a minor at the station and they do so for less serious reasons than this. Let's not forget this is the same department that sent a confessed killer back on the streets...and we all know that whole embarrassing story.
Chad Bateman October 21, 2012 at 03:57 AM
How do you escape out of a police station? Especially at 16 years old. This is absolutely ridiculous. All involved with this should be fired immediately.
kim hudson October 21, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Wow is all I can say!!!
Chad Bateman October 22, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Great job GPPPD! You guys are good for two things: 1.) Giving MIPs to underaged privileged suburban kids, and 2.) Issuing speeding tickets for going three over.....honestly, this is an absolute joke that this kid got away. You should be ashamed!
Todd October 22, 2012 at 12:44 PM
I really really really want to support our local departments. They have a thankless job. 50% nice guy local cop and 50% combat ready border guard. Stuff like this is unacceptable. This is a community full of highly motivated and successful people. When these types of thing happen we expect accountability in our professional and personal lives. So who is accountable and how is this being corrected?
Band & Orchestra Parent October 23, 2012 at 10:06 PM
AND, in addition will Nixle start getting used to let citizens be aware of what is going on in their backyards and around their children's schools?


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