Police: Man Tried to Lure Children With Dog Story

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MENTOR, Ohio– Mentor police are investigating two separate incidents of attempted child enticements.

They said the first incident happened on Saturday, August 31 around noon on Bunker Cove.

The second incident happened this morning around 7 a.m. in the area of Ellington Place.

In both cases, the children reported that a man asked them for help finding his dog.

They refused and the man drove off.

In the incident on August 31, the children said the suspect was a white male with grey hair, about 55-60 years old. He was driving a tan-colored car that was rusted and damaged.

In today’s incident, the children reported the suspect was a white male with a medium build, in his 50s. He had a full head of grey hair that was about 2″ long and a few darker strands of hair “peppering” it.

He had no facial hair but may have been a bit “scruffy.”

He was reported to be driving a late 90s, dark green or black sedan with faded paint, rust and damage.

Anyone with information about these incidents, is asked to contact the Mentor Police Department at 440-255-1234.