Crime Report: Police Discharge Taser After Suspects Runs from Scene, Smoke Bomb Discovered in High Schol

The following information was supplied by the Highland Township Police Department. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.

Deputies responded to a noise complaint and possible underage drinking party on the 1500 block of Highland Park on July 8, according to a Highland Police report.

After arriving on scene, an officer heard someone climbing a fence the led to the Scott M-59 Dodge Dealership, according to the report. The officer requested the suspect to stop and then chased the suspect after they ran into the private property of the car dealership. 

The suspect then climbed another fence, according to the report and fell to the other side. The officer then discharged his taser through the fence, but missed the suspect who got up and ran from the scene into a neighboring subdivision, according to police. 

Police say the suspect is wanted for trespassing in the Dodge Dealership.

When the officer returned to the original location, no one answered the door and ll the lights had been turned off. Police believe the suspect may have come from the party.

Suspicious Circumstances 

Police responded to a general smoke alarm going off at the Milford High School on July 2, according to a police report. 

Officers noticed an open maintenance door, but all other doors and windows were secured according to the report. A school representative unlocked the school doors where officers noticed a smoke order new the cafeteria hallway, according to police. Officers then discovered a spent smoke bomb near the maintenance break room. 

There were no other signs of vandalism or other items missing, according to the report.

Larceny- Personal Property 

A Highland woman reports that between the hours of 11:30 p.m. July 9 and 7 a.m. July 10, her wallet was removed from her unsecured vehicle located on the 3000 block of Heritage Farms. 

According to a police report, the victim states that her neighbor woke her up at 7 a.m. to tell her he had found her wallet and her husband’s sweatshirt on his front lawn. Missing from the wallet was $64, according to the report.

For questions about this crime report, email tatum.ryan@patch.com.

Chad July 12, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Seems like an inappropriate use of lethal force, to discharge a taser at someone running away from you.
Natalie Daniels July 13, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Really?? How is a taser lethal force? Perhaps they should have put him in a "time-out"...
Chad July 13, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Hundreds of people have been killed by tasers since they were introduced, therefore it is a lethal weapon. And they are supposed to be used to protect officers, not to subdue fleeing suspects.
jackson mendez July 14, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Alot of police abuse their position in society as protectors,and often use lethal force in situations that could have been settled in a professional mannor.STOP ABUSING THE BADGE!
Natalie Daniels July 16, 2012 at 01:32 PM
If one hits someone else in the right place with a jelly jar that individual could die as well. Therefore, jelly jars are lethal weapons. Sounds pretty silly huh?! DON'T break the law and DON'T run from the police and you DON'T have to worry about it. I hope the great officers of our society continue to keep themselves and my family safe!!


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