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Date Released: 9/13/2005
Subject: Suspicious Circumstance
Contact: Brenda Gainey
Case No#: 200505557
Released By: Brenda Gainey

Location: Fortuna

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report this morning that a man chased two children who were walking to school. Shortly before 8:00 a.m. a brother and sister reported that they were walking on Airport Road in Fortuna, on their way to school. The children stated that a “beat up” purple van with a light blue stripe pulled up and stopped on the road. The two stated that the driver got out of the van and started to approach them. The children became alarmed and ran back home. They reported that the man chased them a short distance but then returned to his van and left in an unknown direction. The only description of the driver available is that he is male, and was wearing blue jeans and a black shirt. The Sheriff’s Office has issued a “Be On The Lookout” bulletin to all local law enforcement agencies.