Suspicious Men Reported in Kingston and Amherstview

OPP and Kingston Police have issued a warning to parents about 2 suspicous men in our area offering candy and rides to kids.

On Monday around 5:30 p.m., a man approached a girl, 12, on Pratt Street in Amherstview and offered her some candy.

She ran home and told her parents, who called Police.

He was driving a white or silver older model van with several rust spots.

The suspect is described as white male, in his mid 60s with a grey beard, who was wearing a hat and sunglasses.

The suspect has been observed driving on the wrong side of the road approaching other children.

In other instances he has offered rides to other youth, often using candy and similar items to lure children into his vehicle.

 Police are looking to identify the male and his vehicle.

Kingston Police say two similar incidents have been reported to them, with the latest being in a park off Curtis Crescent.

In that case, the suspect  is described as white, in his 20's, 5'8", with an average build, long dark brown hair, and was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone who is aware of similar incidents, or has any information, is asked to contact Detective Amanda Smith at 613-549-4660 ext. 6292 or via email at

You can also contact Napanee OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS).

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