Grayslake police warn of suspicious man near schools
By Frank Abderholden firstname.lastname@example.org September 12, 2013 4:06PM
Updated: October 15, 2013 7:09AM
For the second time in as many weeks, a Lake County police department has issued an alert for a suspicious person seen twice near a school or students.
The latest was issued Thursday by Grayslake police, reporting that a man was seen following a Grayslake Colt football player as he walked home from practice.
The man was described as being in his early 20s with long black hair and an olive or white complexion. He had a thin build and was about 5-foot, 10-inches tall. A man fitting the same description was seen earlier in the week at the corner of Route 83 and Highland Road in Grayslake.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to contact the Grayslake Police Department at (847) 223-2341.
“We want people to be aware of it. It’s the old danger stranger. We’re just trying to be pro-active,” said Superintendent Ellen Correll of the Community Consolidated School District 46.
The Grayslake police alert also was sent to parents and posted on the school district’s website.
Last week, Antioch police issued an alert after an older man tried to lure two girls from a cross country team over to where he was standing at McMillian Road and Gail Street in Antioch.
Later, police officials learned that a man matching the same description had done the same thing two weeks earlier. He was described as being in his 60s with short hair that was white or gray. He was driving a blue “box style” four-door vehicle.