Police: Man Slashed Brother Over Internet Use

The following information was provided by the West Bloomfield Township Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

 reports from Jun. 19-25 included 79 alarms, 28 crashes and 10 arrests. Among the highlights:

A 21-year-old West Bloomfield man was arrested this week, accused of slashing his brother with a hunting knife in an argument over Internet use at the home they live in together, according to Police Lt. Tim Diamond.

Shane Thomas Seelig is currently being held at Oakland County Jail on $75,000 cash surety bond after the incident on June 22. Diamond said that Seelig, who lives at home on the 1500 block of Cardinal Ridge with his 19-year-old brother and both parents, had been aggravated with his brother over the Internet before.

"Their Internet connection — apparently, they can't both be on it at the same time," Diamond said. "So, (Seelig) is online and they're arguing, the other brother grabs his brother's laptop, says, 'OK, I'm taking this.' Apparently, he's done this before."

Seelig allegedly reacted by taking a hunting knife he owned from underneath his bedroom pillow, locating his brother in the house, and slashing him, leaving a nine-inch gash. Diamond said that Seelig's brother told his parents what happened before he was transported to Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital for treatment.

Seelig was charged by prosecutors with assault less than murder. According to Diamond, he has no prior arrests by the West Bloomfield Police Department. Seelig is scheduled for a preliminary exam at 48th District Court June 28.

Flea/tick medication reported stolen en masse from pet stores

An unknown suspect or suspects believed to have been stealing flea and tick medication may have hit the June 20 and made off with approximately $1,481 worth of stolen merchandise, Diamond said.

The incidents, which have been reported at numerous Petsmart locations in the area in recent weeks, Diamond said, were reported after management noticed items missing off of the shelves during regular inventory that night, about 7:50 p.m.

Management reported 19 seperate items stolen, including products from K9 Advantix and Frontline. Police are working with the Oakland County Sheriffs Department and other municipal police departments to identify suspects, Diamond said.

Only in summer: teens busted for breaking into pool

A 13-year-old and an 11-year-old were warned for trespassing into their subdivision pool as it was closed for chlorine treatment, according to Diamond.

The incident about 3 p.m. June 24 at the Deerfield subdivision pool on Post Oak Drive was reported after the two snuck under the fence to cool off on a hot day, Diamond said.

Alarm goes off after attempted break-in to fireworks store

Police investigating a burglary alarm at Phantom Fireworks, 7300 Haggerty Rd., found a glass door broken by a cinder block thrown through it by an unknown suspect, according to Diamond.

Managers investigating the incident, on June 22 about 10:40 p.m., reported no items stolen, Diamond said, and detectives are investigating to see what happened.

If you have any information about this incident, you can call West Bloomfield Police at (248) 975-9200. For questions about this report, email tim.rath@patch.com.


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