‘Grinch’ steals Christmas presents from Caledonia home; tosses garbage in ditch

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Christmas gift box are displayed at the official merchandise shop prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Watford at Villa Park on November 28, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

CALEDONIA — A real-life Grinch struck in Caledonia Friday night, December 22nd. Police say a home in the Crestview neighborhood was broken into and Christmas gifts were stolen.

Police say the theft happened between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

According to police, the gifts were opened and the packages were tossed in the “Klema” ditch line — which runs from Crawford Park, north to just past 5 1/2 Mile Road. It then begins to divert east towards Lake Michigan. It runs behind several houses in the northeast area of Caledonia.

Police believe the suspect, described as a white male, may have been using the ditch line to move around without being noticed.

Officials are warning residents to be on alert for any suspicious activity.