Police warn of a man following Phoenix students

Police are spreading this information in the community to "enhance overall safety and awareness"

Police are warning Campbell Riverites of two separate reports of an unknown man following Phoenix middle school students in the last week.

According to a news release, one student was followed after school on Friday by a Caucasian man with red hair and a red beard. At the time, the man was wearing a red and white plaid jacket and was driving a white and blue van with a ladder on the rear.

Then on Monday, a student reported being followed after school by a man who was over six feet tall, with a thin build and red hair. He was described as being between 20- and 30-years-old, and was wearing a toque and a blue jacket with red bands.

“Although there was no physical attempt to stop or impede the students, both felt that the suspect was following them with some purpose,” said RCMP Sgt. Craig Massey in a news release.

Massey said police are spreading this information in the community to “enhance overall safety and awareness.”

Police encourage parents “to speak with their children about being aware of their surroundings and taking personal safety precautions throughout their day.”

Anyone with information on the incidents or the description of the man is asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Two ATVers dead after trying to cross creek south of Campbell River

Search involved search and rescue, the coast guard and 442 Squadron from CFB Comox

Rising water levels prompt BC Hydro to increase water discharge down the Campbell River

The Upper Campbell Reservoir/Buttle Lake water level has steadily increased over the… Continue reading

Firefighters on the scene at Masters Road residence

Firefighters were called to a residence fire on Masters Road shortly before… Continue reading

Testing the Google Arts & Culture app

Going face to face with art

Man faces 48 charges in string of random Toronto shootings

The string of unprovoked shootings began Jan.9, say police

‘Shape of Water’ producer, Christopher Plummer among Canadian Oscar nominees

Guillermo del Toro film about merman romance earns 13 nominations

Canada, TPP agrees to revised deal without the United States

Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Rogers Media cuts ties with Vice Canada

Rogers Media and Vice Canada are ending their three-year-old partnership, pulling Viceland TV channel off the air

Tsunami warning prompts evacuations in Port Alberni

Alaska earthquake prompted warning for coastal BC

VIDEO: Fuel truck and train collide in B.C. causing massive fire

More emergency crews are still arriving on scene of a massive fire at the Port Coquitlam rail yard.

Most Read