School and police officials in Walnut Creek are warning parents in our town to be wary of a suspicious seen lurking around our schools, most recently around Foothill Middle School.
Police are concerned that this man and woman could be related to two possible attempted kidnappings around Pleasant Hill Middle School and one in Concord. In the first incident, on September 3, a man approached a Pleasant Hill Middle School student and tried to convince him to come with him into his car; a woman was him.
In the second incident, on September 9, a man in his 50s used "aggressive language" in an attempt to lure a Pleasant Hill Middle School student, walking by himself, into getting in the man's car. Walnut Creek School District Superintendent Patricia Wool also sent out a warning to parents in her school district about this incident.
Then on on Saturday evening, the Mayor again reported, a man and woman approached an 11-year-old in the Crystal Ranch area of Concord and tried to lure the child into a car.
With regard to the Walnut Creek incident, Claycord.com is reporting today that it occurred on August 31, the first day of school in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. Information about the incident comes from the principal at Foothill Middle School who sent home a note to parents from Walnut Creek police Detective Greg Leonard.
This incident, like the others in Pleasant Hill and Concord, involves a man and a woman behaving suspiciously.
According to the detective's letter, a man and woman were seen near the school field on Cedro Lane. The man stayed on the south side of the Cedro Lane, had a video camera and appeared to be taping the surroundings, "including the students walking by." His female companion appeared to be looking around, as if she were looking for a child.
The man was described as a white male adult, in his 40s or 50s, with short gray hair, and thin to medium build. The woman was Hispanic or Middle Eastern, 30 to 40 years old, with a thin build, dark wavy hair, and wavy.
If you see anyone matching this description in your neighborhood or around your kids' schools, call 911 or your local police department.