UPDATED: Salisbury Police Say Man Tries to Lure Kids into Car - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

UPDATED: Salisbury Police Say Man Tries to Lure Kids into Car

Posted: Updated:
Salisbury police provided this stock photo of the type of car for which they are searching.  This is not the actual vehicle. Salisbury police provided this stock photo of the type of car for which they are searching. This is not the actual vehicle.
SALISBURY, Md.- Salisbury police say a man has been trying to lure kids into his car around the city.

Police said that on May 14 a person reported that on two separate occasions during the past month, a suspicious man has been observed attempting to lure juveniles into his car.

"At this point, it is simply an investigation into some suspicious circumstances," explained Lt. Jason King with the Salisbury Police Department.

According to police, one incident happened near Vine Street and the second incident occurred in the area of Madison Street.

The suspicious man reportedly offered money to at least one child in an attempt to get the child into his car, investigators said.

According to police, the suspect is described as a white male, 40-50 years of age, operating an older model royal blue Subaru sedan with a partial Maryland registration plate "9FDL23."

Lt. King said no crime has been committed at this point. To keep it that way, he said children need to be armed with safety lessons, and that this serves as a reminder to discuss "stranger danger" and review personal safety practices

"It's absolutely imperative, and that's why we really want to highlight this case, to take the opportunity to remind parents and teachers to review these safety practices and go over stranger danger with the children," he noted. "You can't do if frequently enough, frankly."

Busy mom of four, Heather Bailey of Salisbury, couldn't agree more.

"I think it's alarming anytime you're hearing something like that, but it also heightens a parent's awareness that we need to be talking to our kids all the time, rather than becoming complacent and thinking, 'oh, everything's been fine and nothing's happened for a while,'" she said.

Bailey told WBOC that teaching her children has been all about balance.

"You don't want to make them afraid of everybody, and you want them to be friendly, but at the same time, you want them to be just aware."

Anyone with information on the individual or the vehicle described in this incident is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at (410) 548-3165.

Police say children should not engage in conversation with strangers and never enter into a vehicle with someone they do not know.
  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

    Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

    Monday, October 15 2018 9:46 AM EDT2018-10-15 13:46:36 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-10-15 13:50:24 GMT
    In this July 8, 2017, file photo people walk into a Sears store slated for closing that is next to a mall that is being torn down in Overland Park, Kan.In this July 8, 2017, file photo people walk into a Sears store slated for closing that is next to a mall that is being torn down in Overland Park, Kan.
    In this July 8, 2017, file photo people walk into a Sears store slated for closing that is next to a mall that is being torn down in Overland Park, Kan.In this July 8, 2017, file photo people walk into a Sears store slated for closing that is next to a mall that is being torn down in Overland Park, Kan.
    Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.More
    Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.        More
  • Man Shot in Room During Robbery at Dover Hotel

    Man Shot in Room During Robbery at Dover Hotel

    Monday, October 15 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-10-15 13:30:29 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 9:50 AM EDT2018-10-15 13:50:11 GMT
    (Image: MGN)(Image: MGN)
    (Image: MGN)(Image: MGN)
    A man is in serious condition after being robbed and shot multiple times at a Dover hotel Sunday night.More
    A man is in serious condition after being robbed and shot multiple times at a Dover hotel Sunday night. More
  • Spence's Bazaar in Dover Burglarized

    Spence's Bazaar in Dover Burglarized

    Monday, October 15 2018 9:21 AM EDT2018-10-15 13:21:07 GMT
    Monday, October 15 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-10-15 13:22:20 GMT
    (Photo credit: visitdelaware.com)(Photo credit: visitdelaware.com)
    (Photo credit: visitdelaware.com)(Photo credit: visitdelaware.com)
    The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred Sunday morning at Spence's Bazaar on South New Street.More
    The Dover Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred Sunday morning at Spence's Bazaar on South New Street.More
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Delmar Man Charged with Vehicular Assault in Sussex County

    Delmar Man Charged with Vehicular Assault in Sussex County

    Sunday, October 14 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-10-15 00:50:36 GMT
    Sunday, October 14 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-10-15 00:50:36 GMT
    James Cannon, 38James Cannon, 38
    James Cannon, 38James Cannon, 38
    MILLSBORO, Del.- Delaware State Police charged a man from Delmar with multiple counts of vehicular assault stemming from a DUI related crash in Millsboro.More
    MILLSBORO, Del.- Delaware State Police charged a man from Delmar with multiple counts of vehicular assault stemming from a DUI related crash in Millsboro.

    More
  • Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $654 Million

    Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $654 Million

    Sunday, October 14 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-10-14 20:53:14 GMT
    Sunday, October 14 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-10-14 20:54:00 GMT
    Your chance to be a part of the million dollar club still exists, the price of the Mega Millions jackpot has jumped to $654 million dollars.More
    Your chance to be a part of the million dollar club still exists, the price of the Mega Millions jackpot has jumped to $654 million dollars. More
  • Police: 2 Arrested After Stealing Identities and Personal Information

    Police: 2 Arrested After Stealing Identities and Personal Information

    Friday, October 12 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-10-12 21:00:01 GMT
    Friday, October 12 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-10-13 02:35:56 GMT
    (L) Allan Castillo (R) Andrea Villar-Martinez(L) Allan Castillo (R) Andrea Villar-Martinez
    (L) Allan Castillo (R) Andrea Villar-Martinez(L) Allan Castillo (R) Andrea Villar-Martinez
    GEORGETOWN, Del. -- Georgetown Police said two men were arrested after a traffic stop, where officers found a laptop containing stolen identities and personal information. According to police, officers pulled a car over on Dupont Boulevard near County SeaMore
    Georgetown Police said two men were arrested after a traffic stop, where officers found a laptop containing stolen identities and personal information.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices