Important Community Alert from Albany Police Department

Suspicious Male Approached Two Female Juveniles October 30, 2018

On 10/29/2018, at approx. 7:30am, in the 900 block of Key Route Blvd., a female juvenile on her way to meet a friend saw several people in the area trying to corral a loose dog. A short time later the friend saw a male subject holding onto the dog by the collar who appeared to then let the dog go in the same area. Both juveniles began to run after the loose dog. While partly down the 900 block of Key Route Blvd., the same male subject, now driving a newer model, full size, white truck with camper shell, pulled up alongside the two juveniles and said, “Get in”. The juveniles declined, and the male drove away. The reporting parties described the male adult as having a light complexion, approx. 27-32 years old, 5’6” – 5’8” tall, medium build with straight posture and a squared shaped face, unshaven, and short dark brown hair. They added that he was possibly wearing faded blue jeans.

Several minutes later as the two juveniles were walking on Key Route Blvd. near Washington Ave., the same male drove up alongside them again and said, “Hi girls”. They juveniles immediately ran away and called a parent.

If you have additional information about this incident, please call the Albany Police at 510-525-7300.

These events are a good reminder that we need to engage in conversation with our family members about being aware of their surroundings and not talking to strangers or approaching vehicles if the occupants attempt to engage them in conversation.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Polly Klass Foundation offer resources parents and family can consult to find ways to keep children safe.

A PDF version of this bulletin is available here.