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Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County schools. You can email him at jbranscome@freelancestar.com.

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Deputies are on the lookout for suspicious man

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man involved in suspicious behavior. A Freedom Middle School student reported that he followed her home last night. You can also check our full story on this.

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the following individual:

white male approximately 30-40 years old

6 feet tall, 190 lbs medium build

curly grey hair with a bald spot

close cut grey beard

last seen wearing a grey t-shirt,

silver wristwatch, blue knee length

basketball shorts and white and grey shoes

Anyone with information on this case should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 540-582-7115 or leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-928-5822 or via text at SEE911 to CRIMES (274637).

This note went out to Spotsylvania school parents.

Dear Parents and Guardians:

This evening a Freedom Middle School student reported a suspicious individual following her home.  The incident occurred at approximately at 5:15 p.m. within walking distance of Freedom Middle School.

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and has released the following statement:

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of suspicious activity near Freedom Middle School. A male appeared to follow children from the school to a neighboring residence, then lingered in front of the house once the children were inside. He is described as a white male approx 30-40 years old, 6 feet tall, 190 lbs medium build with curly grey hair with a bald spot and close cut grey beard last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, silver wristwatch, blue knee length basketball shorts and white and grey shoes.  Citizens are advised to monitor their children carefully and report any suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Office immediately at (540) 582-7115.

As a precaution, the Sheriff’s Office will be adding patrols in the area throughout the day and evening. Additionally, we encourage you to share the attached safety information “Getting to and from school safely” with your child.

 

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