Suspicious activity investigated in Pequot
PEQUOT LAKES - The Pequot Lakes Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident reported at 6:56 p.m. Tuesday. It was reported that a red or maroon Ford pickup truck was parked at the corner of Rae Avenue in Pequot Lakes. The truck had o...
PEQUOT LAKES - The Pequot Lakes Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident reported at 6:56 p.m. Tuesday.
It was reported that a red or maroon Ford pickup truck was parked at the corner of Rae Avenue in Pequot Lakes. The truck had one male driver and another male standing outside of the truck who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. Both males were possibly in their late 20s. One of the males began walking north toward the area of an abandoned building as well as where a 4-year-old child was playing in the sand. Neighbors began to approach the two males at which time the truck fled the area. The truck has a large black sticker in the back window.
Police are investigating the incident and cannot confirm or deny if it was an attempted child abduction. The Nisswa and Breezy Point police departments are assisting the Pequot Lakes Police Department with the incident.
Pequot Lakes Police reported law enforcement recognizes that citizens play a critical role in creating a safe environment by observing and reporting any suspicious and criminal activity to the police, and that it is important for families to talk about strangers and safety. Local law enforcement recommends that citizens do not participate in any direct verbal or physical involvement with suspicious persons or those who are committing crimes. The personal safety of the community is paramount.
"We encourage the Brainerd Lakes community to record the details of what they observe and to report those details to the police," Pequot Lakes Police said in a news release. "This type of community involvement and partnership has proven to be a very effective crime prevention tool. Citizens act as the eyes and ears of the community first, and the extended eyes and ears of local law enforcement. Thank you for being a force multiplier in our efforts to provide professional police services and safety to the community."
For more information contact the police department at 218-568-8111.