Thursday, January 26, 2017

Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies warn of a suspicious person near a school

MESA COUNTY, Colo - At 8:25 a.m. two children were approached by an unknown adult male in a white van near Fruitvale Elementary School.

The male got out and told the children to get in the van. The kids did the right thing and immediately ran away and told a teacher, who then called 911.

Mesa County Sheriff Deputies believe the man followed them to the school before taking off westbound on Wellington Ave.

The children are safe and were not harmed.

The suspicious person is described as an older man with a white beard. He was last seen wearing a black hat with a dirty white shirt, dark-colored pants and a dark-colored jacket.

He was seen driving a white van with no windows. It has rust and mud along the bottom.

If you see this person or van please call 911 immediately. If you have any information about this incident please call 911.

Parents should also talk to their children and remind them to never speak to strangers. If ever approached by a stranger children should run away to the nearest safe place such as a neighbor's house, or a school and tell a trusted adult immediately.