Suspicious incident reported between man and children in Steamboat |

Suspicious incident reported between man and children in Steamboat

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — An abundance of caution urged Steamboat Springs police on Wednesday morning to send out an alert about a suspicious incident involving a man and young children.

The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. Monday in a neighborhood between downtown and the mountain.

“Our intent is to seek additional information,” Police Commander Annette Dopplick said.

Police did not want to cause alarm and chose not to disclose the exact location of the incident.

The parents of the elementary school children contacted police Tuesday.

They reported an older, white man with silver-gray hair approached the children as they were playing in the snow.

The man was older, had a cane and spoke English with an accent.

According to the parents, the man offered to take the children to a safe place in his car.

“The children declined the ride and the man hailed a nearby vehicle by waving with his hand,” according to a news release. “Upon entering the vehicle, a small dark color dog was observed. The vehicle drove away without incident.”

Police were asking for tips from the public by calling 970-879-1144.

As of late Wednesday afternoon, police had not received any additional information.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland.

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