Beaumont, Alberta – Beaumont RCMP are investigating a suspicious occurrence which was reported on September 13, 2017. While walking to school, a 13-year-old male and 14-year-old female had an unusual verbal exchange with a male who presented himself as an ‘officer’.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on September 13, a male in a parked, newer, black coloured SUV with tinted windows, called two school children over and talked to them. The male said he was an ‘officer’ and asked questions which were probing and concerning. At no time did the male make any physical contact, or ask the children to come into the vehicle. After talking for a few minutes, the unidentified male drove away.
The male was not dressed in any clothing which would indicate any sort of a police, or ‘officer’ uniform.
The RCMP were advised of this incident later that day at 6:00 p.m., and began actively investigating. Neighbourhood inquiries have been conducted to determine if anyone was witness to this exchange and patrols made to identify a vehicle. The investigation continues.
The male is described as:
- Caucasian with dark complexion
- Approximate age – mid 40s
- Green eyes, dark hair with receding hair line
- Scarred face
- Wearing a dark coloured golf type shirt
“Although no one was injured, an exchange like this is alarming, and we want these incidents reported to the RCMP right away” said Staff Sergeant Jeff Egan, Beaumont RCMP Detachment Commander. “Parents are encouraged to continue to have discussions with their children about practicing street safety, and trusting their instincts when it comes to strangers. Reporting strange events is paramount to our solving them.”
The RCMP are asking anyone with information to contact them. The male involved in this incident is encouraged to contact the Beaumont RCMP in an effort to explain his actions and clear this investigation.
If you have information about this investigation, please call the Beaumont RCMP at 780-929-7410 or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.