Sunday, August 1, 2021

Coronado Police Report Two Separate Suspicious Incidents Involving Strangers Approaching Teens

The Coronado Police Department on Tuesday, June 8 stated that they, “have been made aware of two suspicious incidents that have occurred over the past couple of days. On Saturday evening around 8 pm, a 16-year-old girl was walking a dog in the 400 block of D Avenue when she noticed a male subject walking towards her. She walked from the sidewalk to the street to move out of his path. The subject quickly approached her on the street, moved both the grocery bags he was carrying into one hand, and grabbed her arm. The girl screamed, broke free and ran home. The subject yelled an expletive at the teen as she was running away. A portion of the incident was caught on a nearby Ring camera. The suspect was described as a middle-aged male, White, Hispanic or Middle Eastern, with medium skin tone, curly black hair, sunglasses, unshaven, gray sweatshirt, white pants, and carrying a white and a blue grocery bag in both hands.

“This afternoon around 2 pm, a 14-year-old boy was walking home from school when a male driving a black SUV stopped next to him in the alleyway between the 300 block of H and I Avenues. The male asked the teen if he wanted a ride to the Base. The boy declined the offer and the male drove off westbound on 3rd Street. The driver of the vehicle is described as a heavy set Black male adult. We do not believe these two events are related.

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“Officers are investigating both incidents, but we need our community’s help. If you believe you may have witnessed either of these incidents, or live in the area and have surveillance cameras, please give us a call at (619) 522-7350. We will have extra patrols before and after school and ask that you report anything suspicious.”

 

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Managing Editor
Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.” Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com
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