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Individuals Approaching Young Children
Over the last 3 days, the El Cajon Police Department has responded to the following reports of individuals that have approached young children. At this time, it is not believed that these incidents are related. However, the El Cajon Police Department Investigations Division is still conducting follow-up and interviews, and we are working closely with our partners in the school district to ensure that any relevant information is exchanged. We have also increased patrols in the areas where these incidents were reported to have occurred, including nearby schools.
The first report came in on Tuesday, 5/13/19. A 12 year old female reported that earlier that morning, while she was walking to school in the 100 block of South Mollison Ave., a man in a vehicle asked her a question. The man then made a sexual comment to the female and drove off. He is described as a white male, unknown age, balding with dark hair, unshaven "scruffy" face, possibly wearing a gray shirt and gray pants.
The second incident also occurred on the 13th, around 3:15PM. That report states that a 13 year old female was walking home on Swallow Drive, East of Finch Street, when she was approached by a man on foot, who said to her "Come with me, I'm safe." He is described as a white male adult in his 40's, gray beard, short dark hair, tan shorts, dark shirt, black baseball hat, and a black back pack.
The third report was on 5/14/19 at 3:15PM. A 9 year old male was in the West alley of the 1300 block of North Cuyamaca when a man approached him in a vehicle. The suspect waived at the juvenile and said "get in the car." The only description of the vehicle is a red sedan, and the suspect is described as a white male adult in his 20's, mustache, black baseball hat and a red shirt.
We would ask that anyone with information about these incidents please contact the El Cajon Police Department at 619-579-3311. Further information will be released if it becomes available.
Prepared by: Lt. Royal Bates- PIO - 05/15/19 @ 5:20PM
Reviewed by: Capt. Mike Moulton
Jeff Davis, Chief of Police