SHPD warns of 'stranger danger' after reports
August 4, 2021
The Sweet Home Police Department last week issued a warning to residents to watch for strangers in vans attempting to pick up children after receiving two reports in late July.
In the first, a woman reported that her two granddaughters were walking home from Hawthorne Elementary School shortly after noon Wednesday, July 21, when they were approached by two men in a red and black van with Washington plates. They asked the children if they wanted to see puppies inside their vehicle. The Sweet Home School District sent a letter to families regarding the incident.
In the second, undated incid...