Public Safety Release: Stranger Danger

PIO – Lt. Andrew Hadfield, Berkley Detective Bureau

Berkley, MI –March 22, 2023 - On March 22, 2023, a Berkley resident reported a “Stranger Danger” incident. The victim, a student, reported that she was walking home from school around 5:00 pm in the area of Sunnyknoll and Kipling in Berkley,
when a subject approached her, grabbing ahold of her backpack. She stated she was in fear and kicked the subject, who then left the area.

The suspect is described as a pale-skinned White Male, Approximately 6’5”, medium build. The victim stated he was wearing a Black Hooded Sweatshirt with the hood drawn up around his face, Black Beanie Cap, a Black “Covid” mask, Black North Face Jacket, Blue jeans with “rips” near the thighs, and Tan Work Boots.

The suspect got into a White Work van, Similar in description to a White Chevy Cargo Van, with a ladder and PVC Pipe on top. The vehicle had some rust, but not other markings. The vehicle was last seen South on Kipling from Sunnyknoll.

Any residents with cameras or witnesses in the area during that time frame are asked to contact Berkley Public Safety at 248-658-3380.

If you see something suspicious never hesitate to contact your local police department or contact 911.

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