Updated 7:51 a.m.
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office did confirm that the gentleman who approached the home in the Bridges of Hanover development Thursday was a black male. A sketch and further description is not currently available.
While the description of the individual may seen generic, Sgt. Michaelson warned the importance of calling the police if something is suspicious. "If someone is knocking on your door claiming to be from the school district, call the police regardless of description," he said.
Original Friday 10:26 p.m.
The Buffalo School District sent out a district wide statement today regarding a report of a suspicious man in Hanover on Thursday afternoon. More specifically, the Bridges of Hanover development. The man approached a home and told the family he was from the school district, even issuing an id and wanted to speak to any students in the household. The family did not oblige but instead informed the school district.
Here is the statement:
It was brought to our attention that a house, in the Bridges of Hanover area, was visited yesterday by a man (approximately 5’6”, 140-150
lbs., wearing a plaid/checkered shirt) claiming to be a district representative. He wanted to speak with the students living there. The man supposedly presented an id badge of some sort, but the man was turned away from the home, unsuccessful in his efforts to speak with the children.
This was not a district representative of BHM Schools or any other surrounding district that we know of. Typically districts do not send people out to random homes to make “house calls.” While this incident may be isolated, we wanted to make you aware of this situation, in case it should
happen again. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department has been notified of this incident. If you encounter a similar situation, you can report it by calling the non-emergency number for the Hennepin County Sheriff Office at 763-525-6216.
If you live in St. Michael or Albertville and see a man of this description approaching homes and asking to speak with students, please contact the Wright County Sheriff Office at (763) 682-1162.