Brookings police solve "stranger danger" cases

by Perry Miller
Brookings police sovle recent incidents involving people offering 
candy to school kids.
Lt. Derrick Powers says there were three incidents the past couple
of days involving a silver car and kids walking from Camelot School
to the Boys and Girls Club.
In each case, the occupants of the car offered candy to children 
walking to the club.
Powers says there were two incidents on Wednesday and another
on Thursday afternoon.  After receiving that report, police were
able to locate a vehicle that matched the description.  The occupants,
two males and one female, are ages 13 and 14 and are middle school
students. Powers says police do not believe there was any criminal 
intent and he does not think the children were in any danger.
He says the middle schoolers were clearly not thinking through
the possible consequences of their actions.
Powers says the younger children all did exactly the right thing
and immediately told someone what had happened.
Police are forwarding the matter to the States Attorney and any
charges would be handled in juvenile court.

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