With school days just around the corner in connection with a recent possible luring incident, Fairfield Police are reminding parents to be vigilant and to talk to their children about "strangers."
According to Fairfield Police Lt. Eddie Weihe, of the department's School Safety Division, the possible luring incident took place around 6:15 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 10 in the area of Greenfield Street.
During the incident, two juveniles boys were stopped by three people in a black SUV who began asking them "strange questions," such "do you want to go into the woods," Weihe said.
The people in the SUV were described only as two males and one female, all appearing to be in their forties.
The boys ran away and told their parents.
As a result, police have stepped up patrols in the area and are asking parents to take note of the description and report any suspicious persons, vehicles, or behaviors to the police at 203‐254‐4800.
Weihe also offered the following tips:
- Regularly reinforce with their children that they should avoid suspicious persons and vehicles.
- Encourage children to talk about anything suspicious they observe throughout their day, and encourage them to immediately tell an adult they trust if they have had an encounter that they feel was not normal.
In the school setting, parents and school staff should remind children/students that they should:
- Walk home in a group or with a buddy
- Use routes that are more populated, unobstructed, and well lit
- Always avoid any strangers attempting to engage them in a conversation
- Never approach a strange vehicle
- Immediately tell an adult they trust if they think they have been followed.
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