UPDATE: Salina Police Say Man Wasn't Trying To Coax Kids

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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UPDATE: Friday, March 1, 2013

Salina police say a man who they believed was trying to coax four children into his vehicle Wednesday afternoon was actually intervening with them as they threw snowballs near the street.

"A credible witness has been located who observed the incident...and saw the driver of the Jeep intervene with the children as they were throwing snowballs while standing near the traffic lanes," Lt. Scott Siemsen said in a news release.

Police are no longer looking for the driver of the Jeep.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Salina police are looking for a man who they say attempted to coax four children into his vehicle Wednesday afternoon.

It happened just after 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Belmont Boulevard and South Ohio Street on Salina’s southeast side.

Police Lt. Scott Siemsen said in a news release that the suspect is described as a white man in his 30s with short brown hair and a goatee and possibly has a tattoo of a dragon on his forearm. He was wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and dark-colored military-style boots. He was driving an older dark green or black Jeep Grand Cherokee with tinted windows.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salina Police Department at 785-826-7210 or call Crimestoppers at 785-825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit www.pd.salina.org. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you are not required to give your name.

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