2017-07-13 / News Briefs

In brief

Racist vandalism reported

BURTON — The letters ‘KKK’ were written sloppily on a Burton family’s home June 27. Detective Brian Abraham of the Burton Police Department said there was damage done to the family’s home and vehicle. The writing was put on the siding of the house on three sides.

“Some of it you couldn’t make out,” Abraham said. “I don’t know if they were in a hurry or what.”

Abraham said the family was having someone from the community come try to take it off.

“I don’t know if they were successful,” he said. “When I went to talk to them it was still there.”

Either way, Abraham said if the family was offended, the damage done could be an amount no dollar amount could pay back.

“I don’t know if they were targeted directly or if a neighbor kid was thinking it was a practical joke,” he said.

The incident occurred between 2-7 a.m. Abraham said police have reviewed neighbors’ video footage, but still don’t have any suspects. The home is located in Maplewood Meadows, off Belsay Road.

On March 23, there were rocks thrown at the back of the same house. The incident put holes in the siding and damaged the window. There are no suspects in that case either.

Abraham said the Burton Police Department receives complaints occasionally for that areas, but it’s not a high crime area. In fact, he said it was one of Burton’s nicer neighborhoods.

“We don’t have any direction to go in,” he said. “It’s an unfortunate incident to be vandalized twice within a year for no reason. All it takes is one person to see something and phone in a tip so we can follow up.” – T.T.

Stabbing at Creekwood

BURTON — A 45-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times at Creekwood Mobile Home Park June 26.

Officers were called around 6:30 a.m.

“The victim called after she drove away from the scene,” Detective Brian Abraham of the Burton Police Department said. “She said she was stabbed by one of her friends who lived in the trailer park.”

When police arrived, they saw the victim had stab wounds in her face and head.

“There was a lot of blood,” Abraham said. “She was bleeding in her face and head area.”

Five to seven friends were reportedly in the home at the time of the incident.

“Most of them were gone when we arrived,” Abraham said.

A 25-year-old woman became a suspect when the victim said she stabbed her.

“If charged, she could be looking at life,” Abraham said. “I don’t know how they are going to charge her yet, though.”

The victim was taken to Hurley Trauma Center, where she was stitched up.

Abraham said he is currently putting a warrant together for the suspect, which he will present to the prosecutor for charges.

“Currently the witnesses are not too forthcoming with evidence,” Abraham said. “They were not too cooperative.” – T.T.

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