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Incident Report for Case #2017-204234

Incident Type

Suspicious Person

Incident Date

06/15/2017 - 11:48 AM


S. Eau Claire Ave and Regent Street


M/W, around 30 years-of-age, with brown hair - Possibly operating a dark blue Subaru with a bike rack. Partial plate with characters 7, X, T, J (please note all characters were a guess)


13-year-old female, Madison Wisconsin


On 6/15/2017, a 13-year-old female was biking home (in the S. Eau Claire Ave/Regent street area), when a M/W subject with brown hair began to follow her.  No words were spoken by the suspect, but he was operating a dark blue Subaru; a vehicle that was very similar to another like enticement report on 6/9/2017 (See case #2017-902032 for further details).  There were striking similarities to both cases (description of the suspect and his vehicle), and this led officers on a quick canvas of the area; in hopes of locating the suspect.  Unfortunately no one has been identified thus far. 

If anyone has any information about such a vehicle, which might fit the description of what has been described above, they are highly encouraged to contact police as soon as possible.  The partial license plate was thought to have the characters of 7, X, T, J, and the public is reminded that there was no particular order recalled by the 13-year-old victim.  It is not definitive that the characters are entirely correct. 

It is a good practice to communicate with younger juveniles about never talking with/to people they do not know (strangers), and devise a safety plan that is easy to remember and execute.

PO Howard Payne

Released 06/15/2017 at 3:30 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.