Sherwood Park Suspicious Person Incident Under Investigation, Public Assistance Requested

Sherwood Park, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in gathering information on the following incident.

On Monday November 7th , 2016 at approximately 5:45 p.m. a female Junior High student was walking home from Lakeland Ridge School. The student was walking in the area of Davidson Creek area near the 7-11 store when she was approached by an unknown male who was yelling at her to “Help me, help me” and then asked the female where she lived. The female was able to run away from the male and return to her home. The male continued to follow her for a short time and was again yelling “Help me”

Police patrolled the area immediately but were not able to locate the male. The male is described as: mid 20’s, approx 6 feet tall, bigger build, wearing a dark red sweater with possible yellow and green patterns, blue jeans and runners.

“Police are hoping to identify this male in order to determine what led to his actions yesterday.” says Cpl Darren Anderson of the Strathcona County RCMP. ” Police work very closely with our schools and out of an abundance of caution are notifying parents of this incident.”

This is a good time for parents and guardians to remind their children of the following safety tips when walking home:

• Try to always walk with a friend, three is better.
• Avoid shortcuts and stick to major routes and streets that are well lit.
• Stay alert avoid using cell phones or wearing headphones.

Strathcona County RCMP request that anyone with information on this incident to contact them at 780-467-7741

Strathcona County RCMP


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