GJPD Advises Parents to Teach Kids About Stranger Danger
KREX News Room
Grand Junction, Colo.- Grand Junction and Fruita Law Enforcement have received several reports of suspicious activity near school grounds across the Grand Valley.
At this point, none of the incidents involving strangers approaching children appear to be linked, as the suspect descriptions and vehicles do not match.
Still, law enforcement is advising parents to take this time to remind kids several ways they can keep themselves safe.
Parents should advise their children to keep their distance from strangers that offer them rides or ask them to come near them or their vehicles.
If your child ever feels threatened by a stranger, have them to find a trusted adult such as a teacher, store clerk, or law enforcement.
Parents can also familiarize themselves with the routes their kids take to get to and from school.
One good thing parents can check is the local sex offenders list, which can be found at http://www.gjcity.org/SexOffenderInformation.aspx.
If children or parents come across any suspicious activity, it is very important that they call 911 immediately, so law enforcement can arrive at the scene in time to find the suspect.
Children should also try and remember details of the suspect, such as what the suspect looks like and the details of the vehicle.