Three cases of “suspicious activity” involving juveniles were reported in Fishers during the past four weeks.
According to press releases from the Fishers Police Dept., all three cases have different suspects. At the June 4 Fishers Town Council meeting, an FPD representative said no progress has been made with the cases.
Officer Tom Weger said investigations are still ongoing and there is no evidence to indicate that the incidents are connected.
On June 4, a black Toyota Camry approached a child at the intersection of Parkshore Drive and Brightwater Drive in the Plantana Subdivision. The juvenile’s mother told police that the driver yelled at the child, attempting to lure him toward the vehicle. The juvenile became scared and rode his bike back home.
The suspect is described as a middle-aged, thinly built black male who was clean-shaven and wearing an orange T-shirt.
On May 21, similar activity was reported at the 13000 block of United Drive – 136th Street and Brooks School Road. The suspect, who also drove a black Toyota Camry, approached an 8-year-old girl in her driveway and attempted to lure her to the car. Her mother saw, brought her inside and dialed 911. The suspect is a 30- to 40-year-old white male. He was reported to have dirty-blond hair and light skin.
Twelve days prior to the incident, suspicious activity was reported at The Olio Fields. An adult babysitter, who was watching a juvenile athlete, was approached by a 30- to 40-year-old white female. The female told the babysitter that the mother of the child contacted her and gave the babysitter permission to have the child go home with the suspicious person.
The babysitter contacted the mother and confirmed that the woman was lying. The suspect is 5 feet 5 inches tall and had a ponytail.
“Summertime provides an opportunity for parents and children to relax and enjoy a well-deserved break from work and school,” George G. Kehl, chief of police, said in a press release. “However, it is imperative that residents do not relax their awareness of their surroundings.”