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Parent Alert: Suspicious Man Contacted Four Young Boys, Girls In Last Two Weeks

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Parents, be on the lookout. That's the warning tonight from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office after a man with "concerning behavior" has been repeatedly contacting children throughout Spokane County.

The man is described as 55 years old, white, bald and driving a mid-90's Subaru station wagon. Deputies know who he is, but have not released his name or arrested him because his actions, while alarming, have not risen to the level of a crime.

However, the man has been on law enforcement's radar since 1997. The Sheriff's Office says he has repeatedly approached children walking down the street, telling girls they're pretty or asking boys to help him find his dog.

Most recently, four instances have been reported in the West Plains area in the last two weeks, on Valeri Lane, Coulee Hite Road, Saddle Lane and Ritchey Lane.

Deputies remind parents to keep a close eye out for any suspicious behavior and talk to your kids about the rules when it comes to strangers – especially with Halloween coming up in a few days.

The Sheriff's Office is documenting reports involving this man, but doesn't want to wait for something to potentially happen to bring it to the attention of the public. If a man matching this description has contacted you or your children, call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

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