(THESSALON, ON) – The East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking for assistance in regards to a suspicious person and vehicle occurrence on August 15, 2023 in Thessalon.
Police were called to an area near the river at approximately 7:45 p.m. The complainant reported a 9-year-old was fishing at the river and approached by a male driving a yellow Camaro. The Chevrolet Camaro is described as a 2011 model, yellow in colour with black racing stripes, and Ontario marker CAEE757. . The male driver said he was a RE/MAX real estate agent looking for property in the area, offered the 9-year-old a toy and bought them ice cream. The driver is described as male, approximately 30-years-old, darker skin, blue plaid button-up “Hawaiian style” shirt, black hat and glasses.
Contact information for the Ontario Provincial Police is 1-888-310-1122 or 911 can be used if it is an emergency. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at: www.saultcrimestoppers.com You may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.
Parents and youths are reminded to be aware of their surroundings to ensure personal safety at all times. When possible, avoid walking alone, have a safety plan in mind for those “just in case” situations, and if you have a cell phone – dial 911 in emergencies.