STONEHAM – Chief James McIntyre reports that the Stoneham Police Department is investigating after a child reported being approached by a suspicious man in a vehicle Friday afternoon.
At approximately 4 p.m. today, a 12-year-old girl arrived at the Stoneham Police Station and reported that a man in a vehicle had attempted to get her to come to his vehicle in the area of 335 Main St.
The girl reported that the man, who was parked in a parking space on Main Street, yelled at her through the window to get into his car several times. The girl immediately ran to the Stoneham Police Station, and the driver did not make any further attempt to contact or follow her. At no point did the man get out of his vehicle.
The suspect is described as a heavyset male in his 20’s with a red beard and short red hair, and wearing a white t-shirt. The vehicle he was driving is described as a small white sedan.
Chief McIntyre also wishes to commend the young girl who did not interact with the man and immediately went to the police station for help and to report what happened.
This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident or who may have been in the area around the time of the incident is asked to contact the Stoneham Police Department at 781-438-1215.