Police investigating suspicious persons reports
KENT ISLAND — The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple suspicious persons reports stemming from a Saturday, June 10, complaint about a middle aged man who allegedly approached children in the Cloverfields community on Kent Island.
The Sheriff’s Office is conducting interviews of the complainants and witnesses to verify accounts, according to a post on its Facebook page.
A report was filed stating an unidentified white male approached children and attempted to sell sodas for a fundraiser, insisting the children go with him to his home on Kimberly Court at an unknown address. The man was described as about 50 years old, wearing a black Under Armour polo shirt, and driving a dark blue pickup with tinted windows, police said.
When the witness who filed the report made his presence known, the man reportedly left the area.
Multiple reports describe people and vehicles watching or approaching children possibly in the Cloverfields community, Perry’s Corner Road and in the Prospect Bay community, the post states.
On June 3, the Hurlock Police Department in Dorchester County began investigating a report of a suspicious person near a Hurlock baseball field complex, according to a news release. A complaint about the incident described a maroon or burgundy pickup truck tried to block a group of children playing on Charles Street as they attempted to leave the scene, the statement said.
Police said the truck, driven by an unidentified white male with a beard, was possibly a Chevrolet that had a cap on the bed of the vehicle.
A complaint was filed after the children reached community members who helped call the police.
Police are investigating if the incidents are related.
The Centreville Police Department has not received any complaints of suspicious persons, Lt. Kenny Rhodes said.
Anyone with information about the alleged incidents in Hurlock are asked to Detective J. Garvey or the duty officer at the police department at 410-943-4020. Anyone with information about the Queen Anne’s County alleged incidents are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 410-758-0770.
The Soroptimist International of Kent and Queen Anne’s counties held a “Meet and Greet” at the Chesapeake Bank & Trust in Chestertown June 2. From left, members Connie Jones, Wendy Bramble, Louise Skinner and Vickie Quinn man the booth. The group’s next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Amy Lynn Ferris Adult Actives Center in Chestertown. The public may attend to meet members and learn more about the organization and its activities. There will be picnic before the meeting. For more information, call 410-708-5352.