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Stranger Danger Alert - EGUSD School District
Stranger Danger Alert - EGUSD School District

ELK GROVE, CA - The Elk Grove Police Department is investigating another report of a stranger approaching and offering a ride to a youth in our community. The incident took place at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, near the corner of Matina Drive and Gilliam Drive.

A Toby Johnson Middle School student was walking home from a relative's house when a man pulled up alongside him and asked if he wanted a ride. The boy went onto the bike trail and the man drove away. The student did the right thing and reported the incident when he got home. His father reported the incident to the Elk Grove Police Department.

The man described as an African-American adult in his 40's with close-shaved hair, a scar under his right eye, a thin moustache and patches of facial hair. He was driving a full-sized utility-style van, with two front doors and a 3rd sliding door. The van appeared to be model from between 2000 to 2013.

The Elk Grove Police Department is looking at this latest incident as possibly being related to the four other incidents we sent you information about last week. Anyone with information regardnig these incidents is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Detective Bureau at (916) 478-8060 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers to Crime Alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 (agency identification number) and the message.

The Elk Grove Police, EGUSD Police and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department have increased patrols of our neighborhood following these incidents. Again we ask that you take some time to talk to your students/children about the safety precautions when walking to and from school:

-Do not talk to strangers, even if they know your name.

-Always walk directly to and from school using the same path everyday.

-Always walk or ride your bike with a group of friends.

-Run directly to school or home if you are approached by a stranger.

-Immediately notify a school official or parent.

-Be aware of your surroundings.

Families are encouraged to do the following: 'If you see something or know something, say something!". If you have questions, please contact the school or EGUSD.