The Regina Police Service is asking for information from the public that could assist in an investigation into a suspicious person near an elementary school in the 4200 block of 4th Avenue today.
On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, police were dispatched to Wascana School for a report that a student was approached on the way to school by an unknown male in a vehicle. The student, a 13 year-old female, left her home at about 8:55 a.m. and was walking northbound in the 1300 block of Wascana Street when she saw a silver car approach. The male driver slowed and smiled at her. Moments later, near 7th Avenue and Wascana Street, the same car pulled to the curb behind her and the driver invited her to come to the car. The student ran to the school and reported the incident to school authorities, who reported it to police. The car was described as silver, smaller than a Sunfire, clean, in good shape with no tinting on the windows. The girl described the driver as male, 30-40 years old, black skin, short black hair, no glasses, wearing a green shirt. The student took all the right steps in ensuring her personal safety and reporting to the matter to school staff.
Anyone who has information that could assist police in this case is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 777-6500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. This incident is a reminder to parents of school-age children to review personal safety plans that can be practiced and incorporated into daily routines.