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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...

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