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Journey back in time as we explore Detroit’s Crowning Jewel – Belle Isle Park.

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Fox, Lassoed by Police, Added to Belle Isle Zoo

Again the Conner Police Station has made a contribution to the Belle Isle Zoo. This time it is a fox, captured by Patrolmen Marvin Johnson and Virgil Bessenger in the back yard of Harry P. Stone, of 6380 Marcus Ave.

Stone called the Conner Station early Friday and asked that something be done about an animal in his back yard. Officers Johnson and Bessenger lassoed it, identified it as a fox and sent it to the zoo.

Two years ago patrolmen of the Conner Station captured a deer running loose in their precinct and turned it over to the zoo.

From The Detroit Free Press, 13 March 1997