SULTAN RESIDENTS ADVISED OF SUSPICIOUS PERSONS FOLLOWING TEEN GIRLS
May 09, 2012
(SULTAN, WA) -- Tuesday night Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies in Sultan received a report of two men in their 40’s driving full size 90’s era Cadillac Continentals that had been following young girls in town.
“Two fourteen year old girls reported these males have been circling the Sultan Library tonight (Tuesday), watching them and at least one of the males has been seen at the Middle School fence watching the kids at the school,” said Snohomish County Sheriff Lt. Jeff Brand who serves as Sultan’s Police Chief in a community advisory issued late Tuesday evening.
Brand said there had been no reports the men had tried to lure or abduct any children and as far as is known no laws were broken, but added deputies have identified the men as Sultan residents and have contacted the men and have spoken to them.
Federal privacy laws preclude authorities from releasing these men’s names, addresses or specific descriptions as they have not been charged or convicted of a crime.
The advisory was issued as a precaution to parents and teens to be aware of their surroundings and to alert authorities if they believe someone is following them or looks as though they are engaged in other unlawful activity.
Brand said all of the East County Sheriff’s staff has been made aware of the information about the men and their vehicles and will continue to keep an eye on them.
“Please remind your children, grandchildren and neighbors about “Stranger Danger” and what to do if they are approached,” added Brand in the advisory.
Residents are reminded to always call 911 if they notice suspicious activity in the community.