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Posted on: September 25, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Cancellation: Suspicious Activity of Unknown Adult Contacting a Child at a Bus Stop and Home

Update as of 9/26/14 at 5:15 pm: Cancellation of Attempt to Locate Suspicious Person and Vehicle

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from one of the child’s parents who reported the suspicious person was identified as the landlord of the family’s home. The individual is known to the family and no foul play was intended. The Sheriff’s office would like to thank our Media Partners and the community members for being vigilant in an ongoing effort to keep the children in Coconino County Safe.

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Flagstaff, AZ; Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies are requesting assistance in identifying and locating a Native American female who offered a nine year-old child a ride as the child exited a school bus at the bus stop in her neighborhood. It is believed the driver of a maroon or red older SUV possibly a Chevrolet Tahoe followed the child to her home and attempted to make contact with occupants inside the house.

On Friday, September 12, 2014 at about 1:22 pm a Sheriff’s Dispatcher received a call of a trespass in progress with a child inside the home and an adult Native American female attempting to get inside. Upon the Deputy’s arrival at the residence located in the Doney Park area he met with a 9 year-old female and her father.

According to the child she exited the school bus at the stop located at the intersection of Townsend Winona Road and Bluefield Road. She noticed a red SUV parked by the exit door of the bus. As she walked by the vehicle a Native American woman in the driver’s seat asked the child if she wanted a ride home to which she replied no. As the child proceeded to walk home she noticed that the red SUV was following her. At this point the child dropped her water bottle and ran home crossing several residential yards in the process. Once at her home the child saw the SUV drive up in front of her house and stop. According to the child the woman exited her vehicle, approached the front door and knocked on it. The woman asked in a voice loud enough for the child to hear if anyone was at home. The child was so frightened by the woman’s actions that she hid in a room located within the home. Eventually the woman left the area. The suspect is described as a heavyset adult Native American female. The vehicle is described as a red or maroon SUV, possibly an older model and possibly a Chevrolet Tahoe. Anyone with information regarding this incident or with information regarding the identity of the Native American female is asked to call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 774-4523 or toll free at 1-800-338-7888 or Silent Witness at (928)774-6111.

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Public and Media Contact: Gerry Blair, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, 928-226-5089

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