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Posted on: November 8, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Detectives Investigate Report of a Suspicious Male

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Detectives Investigate Report of a Suspicious Male 


Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the report of a male who attempted to contact a young child this morning in the 1000 block of N. Woodward in Spokane Valley.  The child fled and reported the incident at school.


On November 8, 2018 at approximately 9:50 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Broadway Elementary for the report of a strange male who attempted to contact a child who was riding a bike to school.  The child fled from the male and reported the incident to school officials who immediately reported the information to law enforcement. 

The male is described as a white male with a beard, a hoop nose ring, approximately 40 years-old, wearing a blue puffy coat, black pants, black shoes, and a hunting type hat.  No vehicle was mentioned or observed.     

Deputies began contacting neighbors in the area but at this time have not located any witnesses. 

Major Crimes Detectives were called to the scene to continue the investigation, work to identify this male, and determine his intentions.

Investigators ask anyone who has surveillance cameras, with possible video footage of the area, to review the video for images of a male matching this description or of this incident.  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Nate Bohanek at 509-477-3223, reference #10156988.

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