Delaware police search for man after suspicious behavior near Dempsey


Police were on the lookout Wednesday after a Dempsey Middle School student told police a man was following her after school Tuesday.

Delaware police report they received a call from a 15-year-old girl who reported that, while she was walking home Tuesday after school between 3 and 3:30 p.m., she saw a man in a vehicle. The girl told police she believed the man was watching and following her. The girl told police she and the man had no direct contact.

Police are investigating and consider the girl’s statement to be a credible report.

Police said the vehicle is a gray Chevrolet sedan and the man was described as a white male with red hair and a beard.

Individuals with information should contact Delaware police at 740-203-1111.

Delaware City Schools officials urged parents Wednesday on Facebook to talk to their children about how to respond to such situations.

The city of Delaware’s Facebook post about the incident had been shared close to 450 times Wednesday.

By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG

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