Breaking News: Suspicious Person Alert in the Preserve Neighborhood

Wright County has confirmed that they did receive a call regarding a suspicious person in the Preserve neighborhood earlier this afternoon.

There has been a report of a suspicious person in St. Michael earlier this afternoon. Mid-afternoon Wright County Sheriffs Office received a call that a man yelled out to a young boy jumping on a trampoline in a home off of Oakwood Parkway.

According to the boy's mother (who asked not to be identified in order to protect her son's identity), the man said, "Come here little boy."

The man appeared to come out of the woods near the railroad tracks.

According to the mother, the boy started yelling "Fire, Fire" and ran inside and the police were called.

Wright County Sheriffs Office did confirm that they responded to the call and that they did a search of the area but they were unable to locate anyone.

The boy reported that the man is in his mid-20's and wearing a black hoody and jeans.

As St. Michael Patch learns more about the investigation, we will update.

AlbertvilleDood August 07, 2012 at 02:26 PM
STMAMOM it's not a rumor. It happened to us. It's a White conversion van with blue panels. The guy driving it was in his 50s.
STMAMOM August 07, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Thanks for confirming that story. I saw the blue and white van several times our neighborhood. I also called the Wright County non-emergency line when I saw it again and they said there were no reports filed about a blue and white. Thankful we have not seen him cruising the neighborhood again!
Linda September 06, 2012 at 01:03 PM
I realize this is not the section to be discussing the rude pushy, obnoxious sales people selling the expensive cleaning products; the ones that insult you and won't go away when one politely declines many times.... How wonderful the younngster knew what to do to create notice for himself and to scare off the freak that was calling for him. Good job young man and good job to his parents!!
Linda September 06, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Hi Mary, I knew Albertville required a permit and the young man that came to my door at 8:15 pm, dusk out, was scared of my 20 pound barking dog and left in a huge hurry. He asked me if my dog bites and I said that she has been known to bite (not true) but he just ran down the sidewalk and did not return. I spoke with my neighbor who said he could not get rid of the man. He went on and on-told my neighbor that he was not a man if he didn't buy this for his wife to use to clean their house and that is should be the man's decision as to what his wife used to clean. It was so funny all the "tactics" that were used on "the small town buyer". I think they figure we are all easily intimidated by them and fearful of insulting them for many different reasons. Again, my salesman came at 8:15 pm.
Ted September 06, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Thats good to know...


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