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Eugene Police Alerted To Suspicious Activity Involving Strangers Approaching Teenagers

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Brian Bull
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KLCC

Recent incidents of strangers stalking teens have Eugene Police asking for tips.

 

Late Tuesday afternoon at Cal Young Skate Park, a 15-year-old boy noticed a man watching him and his friends. The man blocked the exit and invited the boy to come closer. When the boy ran away and jumped a fence towards the intersection of Gilham Road and Crescent Avenue, the man pursued him.  Eventually the man went back to his car - a white Hyundai with a black hood – and drove off.

 

The man is described as white, 5-foot-10 with heavy build, with dark balding hair done in a buzz cut. He wore corrective glasses, a white tank top, and black and red basketball shorts.

 

In another incident last Friday, several Sheldon High School students reported suspicious behavior from a middle-aged man. One student says he followed her from school until she veered away. Another student says he approached her in a Bi-Mart parking lot and asked if she needed a ride. She walked away towards some nearby students.

 

 

That man is described as white, with grayish-brown facial hair, a partially bald scalp, and a “beer belly”.  He’s driving an older model van with tinted windows and metallic paint job.

 

Eugene Police say they’ve contacted a man matching the description. No charges were made as no crime had been committed.

 

People who have information to share can call 541-682-5111.

  

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.