According to Windsor Police Capt. Tom LePore, the department and Windsor Public Schools received complaints about the encounters.
At approximately 9:45 a.m. on Mon., Jan. 7, a student was reportedly approached by a white male described as being approximately 40 years of age with grey facial hair and glasses. The encounter occurred near Salem Circle, police said.
Another incident occurred on Jan. 8 at around 3 p.m., police said. A male described as being between 30 and 40 years of age, wearing glasses and having thinning hair reportedly approached two students near the intersection of Capen and Preston Streets.
It is currently unclear whether or not the two incidents were connected, and Windsor Police have launched an investigation.
In response to the complaints, the department is increasing patrols in the area of Windsor schools, and suggest the following guidelines for staying safe:
- Children should not approach motor vehicles carrying strangers asking for directions. Adults don't need directions from children.
- If a stranger does approach your child, tell them to remember the license plate number of the motor vehicle and to report this information to you immediately.
According to the department, it is also extending an invitation to local families and schools to discuss strategies for maintaining safety and stranger awareness. Those interested should call Windsor Police Capt. Kelvin Kearse at 860-688-4545, ext. 577 or Sgt. Chris McKee at 860-688-4545, ext. 450.