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St. Charles police probe 2 child incidents involving male strangers

ST. CHARLES – St. Charles police said Monday they are continuing to investigate reports of two 13-year-old girls who encountered a male stranger in their neighborhoods in separate incidents.

The incidents occurred after school Friday and in the evening Saturday.

“We are still trying to work on pictures to see if we can make out the license plate from the first one,” St. Charles Deputy Police Chief David Kintz said. “The pictures are blurry.”

Police also can’t be sure the incidents are related, Kintz said.

“There are enough differences – but enough similarities – so I’m not prepared to rule out that they’re connected,” Kintz said.

The first incident occurred at 4:56 p.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Indiana Street, police said. A man followed the girl to her apartment complex parking lot, and her brother came out to take photos of the man who was following her, police said.

The suspect in that incident was described as white and heavyset, in his 40s, with white or gray hair, wearing glasses and possibly having a slight beard.

Police said he was wearing a yellow Hawaiian shirt with a black splint on his left wrist and arm.

The man never attempted to speak to the girl, according to police.

The latest incident occurred at 9:14 p.m. Saturday in the 3400 block of Voltaire Lane in St. Charles. The girl was walking toward a park on the 3400 block of Voltaire Lane when she saw a man standing next to a neighbor’s home near a bush, the bulletin stated.

The man attempted to lure her to him by saying he was hurt, but the girl ran back to her residence, according to the bulletin. The man was described as white with a thin build, in his late 40s to early 50s, with dark, short hair and a dark goatee, the bulletin stated. Police said he was wearing a white striped shirt and blue jeans.

It is not known whether the man had a vehicle or any means of transportation, according to the bulletin. A search of the area revealed no suspects or leads.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call St. Charles police at 630-377-4435.

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