London, Ontario – On Friday October 7, 2016, the London Police received a number of calls in relation to clown sightings within the City of London. The London Police have determined that at least two of these sightings are related.
At approximately 10:00 a.m., London Police were dispatched to the area of Wonderland Road and Viscount Road in relation to a group of young males in the area who were reportedly wearing clown costumes. The males apparently entered a vehicle and fled the area prior to police arrival. The area was checked with negative results.
At approximately 10:30 a.m., London Police received information that an individual wearing a clown costume was observed running through the parking lot of a secondary school in the west end of the city before getting into a vehicle and fleeing the area.
The London Police determined that the same vehicle was involved in both incidents.
Police were able to locate the vehicle, and all of the individuals involved were spoken to in relation to this matter.
There is no information at this time to suggest that the youths involved in these incidents are the same that posted the threats on social media. This investigation has been completed and no criminal charges have been identified in relation to this incident.
As a result of the continuation regarding these threats, members of the London Police Internet Child Exploitation Unit, Digital Forensics Unit identified two London residences which were searched for digital evidence. As a result of this investigation two young offenders have been identified as being responsible. This investigation is continuing at this time.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at (519) 661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.
London Police Service