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Orrville police seek man who opened window, tried to lure children

DGKN staff report

ORRVILLE  A mother of two young children told police that a man opened a window of a residence Wednesday evening in the 100 block of W Chestnut Street and tried to get one of her children to climb out of the window.

Orrville police officers were dispatched at about 8:15 p.m. and the woman reported that about 30 minutes earlier, her children ran out of a first floor room where they were playing and told her that a man opened the window and made verbal and physical contact with them and tried to get one of the children to climb out of the window.

Officers did observe the window to be open and footprints in the snow. Officers followed the tracks in a northbound direction, but eventually lost the trail, according to an OPD alert available through the police department’s Facebook page. Officers canvassed the neighborhood and located a residence with video cameras that had footage of a person on the property at the time of this incident.

The children reported that the man was wearing a red coat.

Police are asking residents and businesses who have exterior security cameras to check their cameras for any suspicious persons in the area at approximately 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious persons to police. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call OPD at 330-684-5025 or submit an anonymous tip via TIP411. A text can be sent to 847411 and in the body of the message start by typing OPD and then your tip.

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