OVPD Stranger Danger Incidents

Published on May 31, 2022

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ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (May 31, 2022) - The Oro Valley Police Department has received a report of a suspicious male approaching young children while playing outside. Two 7-year-old boys were riding bicycles ahead of their parents and were approached by a white male walking his dog. The male asked the boys if they wanted to go home with him before being refused and leaving the area. This subject was described as a white male in his 70s, 5’10”, 160lbs, with white hair, walking a medium-sized white and brown, fluffy dog.

This marks the second stranger danger occurrence within one week.

It is unknown if these events are related or if the males described are the same person. The Oro Valley Police Department is asking the community to stay vigilant and urges residents to immediately call 9-1-1 if they see something suspicious or have further information on the incidents mentioned above. We also ask that you have a conversation with your children about the dangers of talking to strangers and what they can do to keep themselves safe.

This community notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed community is a safe community. The OVPD Criminal Investigation Unit is investigating the incident’s.