Last month, the Hartland home of David Mihocko was broken into during broad daylight.
Speaking during the public comments section during Tuesday night’s Hartland Township meeting, Mihocko explained how the home where he and his wife have lived for 10 years was ransacked and family heirlooms were stolen.
“What we really miss is the sense of security and safety that we just kind of took for granted,” he said. “And I have to say I wasn’t pleased with the response time.”
Mihocko said he was told by Hartland Township Manager James Wickman that a normal response time was 13 minutes, however Mihocko and his wife waited for more than an hour for a state trooper to respond to the 9-1-1 call.
Expressing concern for his now retired wife, a former Hartland Middle School teacher, who is now home alone more often during the day, Mihocko asked the Board to “take the lead on resolving the impasse that currently exists between the Sheriff’s Department, the County and patrols here in Hartland.”
“We do have a security system now, but I have to say that I am concerned about the response time if we have another incident,” he said.