The Regina Police Service is reminding parents to review safety plans with their children after a report of a suspicious person in the area of the 3800 block of 6th Avenue.
On Tuesday, February 9, 2011, at about 10:00 a.m., senior staff at a Regina elementary school notified police that a student had been approached by an unknown male as she was on her way to school. The eleven year-old female student was not harmed, but she reported that at about 9:40 a.m., while walking eastbound on the 3800 block of 6th Avenue, she saw a large black truck drive by, then turn and stop facing westbound on 6th Avenue. A male got out of the truck and offered the girl a ride. She ran home and told her parent who then accompanied her to school and notified school staff. The male is described as being a “larger” person, about 30 years old, with blonde, collar length hair, wearing blue sunglasses, blue jeans and a black t-shirt. The male is also described as having a tattoo on his upper right arm. Police have not identified this person and do not, at this time, know this individual’s intentions but are continuing to investigate. Anyone who has information that could assist police in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500.
This event can serve as a reminder to parents and caregivers that it’s important to talk with their children about planning safe routes to and from school. Review your safety plans on a regular basis and always encourage children to let someone know if they see something suspicious.