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Suspicious Incidents in Forest Hill

(Forest Hill, MD – June 26, 2008) — Harford County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two possible suspicious incidents occurring in the Forest Lakes Development of Forest Hill.

The first incident occurred on Tuesday June 17, 2008 at approximately 7:00 pm on Woodbine Court in Forest Hill. A 13 year old boy was outside his house when he was approached by two men. One man was carrying what appeared to be a Bible and the other was carrying brochures. They attempted to engage the boy in a game of basketball; he declined and went inside to tell his parents. Both men, described as two African American males driving a maroon colored vehicle with suspected Pennsylvania license plates, left the area without further conversation.

The second incident also occurred on Tuesday June 17, 2008 at approximately 7:00 pm on Bear Creek Drive in Forest Hill. Two area residents were approached by two young Caucasian women who claimed to be studying to be teachers. They asked the residents if they could practice with their children. The residents declined and the women continued on their way.

An in-depth canvass of the neighborhood by Sheriff’s Office detectives and patrol officers determined that these incidents may be related to solicitors in the area. Deputies confirmed that the Harford County Government has issued solicitors licenses to individuals selling educational materials in the Harford County area. Deputies also confirmed that individuals selling educational materials have been in the Forest Hill area over the past few weeks.

The Sheriff’s Office continues to encourage citizens to report suspicious activity and maintain adult supervision of children. Citizens can help one another by forming neighborhood watch groups and building community relationships. Anyone with information regarding the suspicious persons or the incident described is asked to contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Northern Precinct at 410-692-7880.

News Release

June 26, 2008

Contacts:

  • Sgt. David Betz
    410-836-5403
  • Monica A. Worrell
    410-836-5463

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