Public safety awareness announcement from Windsor police

By Windsor Police Department
Windsor - posted Fri., Jan. 10, 2014

On Jan. 7 and 8, 2014, the Windsor Police Department and Windsor Public School District received complaints about suspicious circumstances in which an adult approached middle school age students walking to and from school.

On Jan. 7, a student was approached by a white male, approximately 40 years of age, with gray facial hair and who was wearing eyeglasses. This incident occurred in the area of Salem Circle at approximately 9:45 a.m.

On Jan. 8, two students were approached by a white male driving a white colored van with a ladder on its roof.  This male was described as 30 to 40 years old, wearing eyeglasses with thinning hair. This incident occurred in the area of Capen Street near Preston Street at approximately 3 p.m.

Windsor police are investigating both incidents. It is unknown if these incidents are related and what the intent of the males was.

In an effort to keep our children safe, the Windsor Police Department will be increasing patrols in school areas. Below are some tips to assist you in your effort at keeping our children safe:

1. Children should not approach motor vehicles carrying strangers asking for directions. Adults don't need directions from children.

2. If a stranger does approach your child, tell them to remember the license plate number of the motor vehicle and to report this information to you immediately.

If you have any information about these incidents, please contact the Windsor Police Department at 860-688-5273.

The Windsor Police Department has also extended an invitation to the schools and families in the community to discuss strategies on what to teach children about stranger awareness and personal safety. For more information on this, please contact Captain Kearse 860-688-4545 ext. 577 or Sergeant McKee 860-688-4545 ext. 540.

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