RUSSELL – Police in Russell County are on the lookout following two suspicious incidents in this village.
The first call came Tues., Sept. 4 at around 5 pm when a man attended a local daycare in an attempt to pick-up a child, but could only provide the child’s first name. Staff members confirmed with the child’s parents that no one else was to be picking them up.
OPP report the suspect as a Caucasian male, approximately five-foot, nine inches in height, 35 to 40-years-old, and English speaking with no accent. He is also said to be covered in tattoos, is well built, has facial hair with long sideburns, and was wearing a plaid T-shirt.
A second incident occurred Wed., Sept 5 at around 2:30 pm when an unknown person driving an older black car slowed down and began following a child riding a bike on Concession Street at Craig Street. The windows and windshield were tinted, so assistance from the public is being sought in order to identify the vehicle.
Beyond the above details, it’s believed the car is either a Honda Civic or a Nissan Maxima, with dark rims, an unknown marker, and rust above the licence plate.
Police aren’t certain the two incidents are connected.
Anyone will information is asked to contact Det. Const. Michael Cunning at 613-443-4499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or call 911 in the event of an emergency.