Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Suspicious Incident Bulletin from AA Police Department - NOT AT SCHOOL - But in King Area

I am sharing the information below so the King community is aware of what has been reported.  To be clear, this has NOT happened or been reported at King School.
- Kevin

Neighborhood Watch - Suspicious Incident Bulletin


The Ann Arbor Police Department is issuing a Suspicious Incident Bulletin.

 The Ann Arbor Police Department has received three suspicious incidents reports in which several female joggers were approached by a suspicious white male in a vehicle.
Incident #1: 10/6/2010 btw 5:30 - 6:30
Reportee was walking on Earhart when a male in a white mini-van had stopped and asked her to get into his van. 
SUSPECT: white male, really tan, dark hair, possibly in his 40's and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.
Incident #2:  10/14/2010 @ 12:20 pm
Reportee was jogging on Glazier Way and noticed a small, bright yellow subcompact car that seemed to have followed her.  He followed her down several streets and then into her driveway.  Subject stated that he was lost and his GPS system was malfunctioning.  He made some additional comments to her and then backed his vehicle from the driveway and from the cul-du-sac.
SUSPECT: white male, mid 30's, brown curly hair
Incident #3: 10/16/2010 7:30 am
Reportee stated that she was jogging on Lakeshore Drive when the subject pulled up next to her and rolled down his window, he asked for directions to Fuller road and asked her to get into the vehicle to show him how to get there.  Reportee gave him directions and he continued to follow her.  He continued to follow her until she reached a trail.  When she turned around to get the license plate, she noticed that the plate was covered.
SUSPECT: white male, mid 30's, wearing a green hat that covered his head and ears, large dark sunglasses, black jacket, and black gloves.
VEHICLE: silver Ford minivan with the license plate covered.

While the activity is not illegal, it is suspicious.  The Ann Arbor Police Department advising residents to report any suspicious incidents to the police department at 911.

Prevention Tips:

·      Look assertive and be aware of your surroundings.

·      Walk or jog with a trusted friend or co-worker when possible.

·      Trust your intuition, if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose and alternate.

·      Have your keys in hand before you reach your vehicle or residence

·      Be aware that your risk increases in secluded and isolated areas.

·      If someone stops to ask for directions, never get close enough to the vehicle to be grabbed.

·      Carry your cell phone with you at all times.

·      Do not jog or walk with headphones, remember you need to use all your instincts.

What Information to get:
If possible try to get the license plate of any suspicious vehicle and report it to 911 immediately.

·      Description of subject and any unusual behavior or clothing.

·      Description of vehicle with any identifying marks or stickers.

·      Direction of travel. 

 Residents need to be the eyes and ears of their neighborhood.  They need to be aware of their surroundings and if there are suspicious people in the area call 911.  In Ann Arbor, 911 is to be used anytime police response is requested whether it is a life-threatening emergency or a suspicious situation.  The dispatcher will determine the urgency of the call and dispatch the officers accordingly.