|Suspicious Man Approaches Girl|
|Written by Vanese M. Ferguson|
|Monday, 24 September 2012 11:26|
Saskatoon Police are reminding students are parents of some basic safety tips after an incident last Thursday in the Silverspring neighbourhood.
Around 8:30 in the morning while a 13 year old girl was on her way to school, walking in area of Haslam Crescent and Konihowski Road, a man tried to engage her in conversation.
He then tried to grab her wrist as if to take her hand - the girl slipped away and ran to a nearby friend's house. The man is described as 30 to 40 years old with slowed speech. He was last seen walking southbound toward Konihowski Road wearing baggy grey sweat pants and a red t-shirt.
Students are reminded to walk in pairs or groups when possible, stay in well lit and well populated areas and report suspicious activity immediately. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police or Crimestoppers.
Constable Tisha Rae Stonehouse, with Saskatoon Police Service says one program that aims to keep communities safe is Community Watch.
She encourages communities and individuals to get involved, adding the extra eyes and ears are advantageous to police in solving and preventing crimes.
Community Watch stickers can be placed on doors of homes and businesses to show a neighbourhood's commitment to crime prevention.
Community Watch also offers educational programs on things like personal safety, internet safety, and drinking and driving.
|Last Updated on Monday, 24 September 2012 13:11|