Sunday, September 10, 2017

Community Awareness - 3rd and Monroe

A resident requested I let the community know of an incident that occurred to her daughter while walking home from school last Friday.  It's not clear what the intention was, and it could end up being nothing of concern, but for awareness it's important to share with the community.  The Media Police and RTMSD were also made aware of the incident.

Incident occurred near 3rd and Monroe (Friday 9/8/17)

I wanted to make parents aware...yesterday (Friday) around 3:30 pm, my 7th grade daughter was walking home from the bus stop in Media Borough. A car stopped next to her and said "beautiful day. Hi, I'm Jackson. She started walking faster and he drove away. She said he was in his late 30's early 40's and was driving a beat up tan colored car. We did talk to the police just to make them aware as well. Hopefully, it was innocent but just in case, I thought I'd share




14 comments:

  1. Good job. She and you are right to be careful. Thank you for the info. I will share this.

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  2. Thank you! No offense, but sad a blog has more useful information than a borough like Media.

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  3. Ok. This is really weird. The same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. I'm a petite female (under 5 foot tall, look young). I was walking home and this guy who introduced himself as 'Jackson' told me he was new to town and asked for directions. He kept taking and following me even when I put my headphones back in and tried to walk away. I ended up turning away from my home so he wouldn't know where I lived if he kept following me. Creepy to hear it happened to someone else. He was on foot when talking to me. Maybe be careful if you are a young/small female.

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    1. Jesus -- that's terrifying.. there's got to be cameras in the area to hopefully get this guy's plates so the police can pay this guy a visit.

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  4. Unfortunately, unless this guy is a convicted sex crime offender there's not too much the police can do at this point. I'm surprised that our hate has no home here signs aren't more effective. I'm guessing there aren't enough of them to work the way their supposed to.

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    1. Unfortunately, unless this guy is a convicted sex crime offender there's not too much the police can do at this point. I'm surprised that our I support the police and EMS signs aren't more effective. I'm guessing there aren't enough of them to work the way their supposed to.

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    2. If there's "not too much" the police can do at this point, why did they just write on their FB page that they are asking for the public's help in locating this person???

      Me thinks they want to pay him a visit.

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  5. Is this the situational awareness that was discussed earlier on this blog ?

    Also a serious matter Such as this is reported as a compliant under the current mayors methodically without any other
    catorization of the "complaint" so that residents could then have situational awareness for what could be called a near miss

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  6. Stranger danger needs to discussed by media borough. Additionally it might be well timed to end the practice of door to door solticators. How much does Media Borogh charge for a solicitors permit and why can't these same companies just setup a booth at media five miler, super Sunday, or any other myriad of events and make their pitch this way seems a lot safer then door to door solictors.

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    1. that's the problem with a one party borough. Nothing will be addressed, let alone someting done about it. You're on you own.

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    2. Yes indeed they all seem to protect one another and the normal repairer to any problem is to do nothing or placate the individual or business to appear something is borne done need a wholesale change in leadership

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  7. Tedman, thanks for your information on this blog. It always seems to get people off their asses and actually do something in this town. Keep up the good work.

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  8. Doesn't really sound like anything happened or anyone was harassed in either of the two situations posted above. Perhaps there are others, males even, who had a similar experience with this guy but it hasn't been mentioned? Why are we so quick to judge this or make it seem criminal? I think it is good to be careful but to give this newcomer a bad reputation for saying hello seems kind of wrong.

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