Police Investigate Reports of Child Enticement Near Harrison Elementary
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Twin Falls Police say they’ve received two separate reports of child enticement in the area of Harrison Elementary School.
Police say a man in a gray four-door car tried to entice young girls sometime between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m. on Monday at the school. The second incident happened the same day a few minutes later, between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m.
According to information from the police Department:
The first incident occurred at the corner of Harrison and Altair. The girl reported an older gray –four-door car with Idaho plates pulled up next to her and a white male in his 30s or 40s, wearing glasses, started talking to her. She told him she needed to go home and kept walking towards home very quickly where she told her mother what had taken place. …
A second girl was walking in the area of Wirsching and Polk and a gray car with tinted windows pulled up next to her and said he could give her a ride home. She told the driver no and he started yelling at her. He was described as a white male with red hair. His age was estimated to be between 20-40 years old. He may have some facial hair or really bad acne. She said the car possibly has tinted windows.
Twin Falls police detectives and school resource officers are currently following up on several leads to these events, the department says. It also is reminding parents to talk with their students about personal safety and what to do if they are approached by a stranger.
The Twin Falls Police Department also reminds parents and guardians to speak with their children about the danger of talking or accepting rides from strangers, and to report any concerning behavior to a trusted adult as soon as possible.