Two incidents in two weeks involving children

BEL AIR, Md. - The cameras mounted on the house on Tall Cedar Court in Bel Air may have been intended to protect the home, but they offer a glimpse of a vehicle that sheriff's deputies are still trying to track down.

"Three children after being dropped off by their school bus noticed a minivan was following closely behind them and started calling out to them," said Cristie Kahler of the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
 
The three children, who range in age from nine to ten, ran for their homes and claim the van tried to keep up with them before finally giving up the chase.
 
"The vehicle has been reported to us as (being) a gold, tan-colored either Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna and the driver---a white male about 26 years old, clean shaven, muscular build, sandy colored hair," said Kahler.
 
Police now believe a white female in her sixties may have been a passenger in that van and it may have a distinctive Patterson Mill High School sticker on its bumper.
 
As the search for that vehicle intensifies, the Harford County Sheriff's Office has received reports of a second incident----this time in Churchville that has put yet another community on guard.
 
"We definitely have a closely-knit association."
 
"So people report strange activity?"
 
"They do.  They do, but we don't usually have much occurence here in Rolling Green.  It's very safe."
 
On Tuesday morning, that perception was shaken when three different girls, ranging in age from 12 to 14, reported seeing a man in a dark green vehicle who was touching himself inappropriately.
 
The suspect drove away from Finney Avenue as the students' bus approached and the girls reported the incident when they arrived at school.
 
Police say the dark green car spotted this morning had tan molding and the driver was a white male in his thirties with brown hair who was wearing a baseball cap.
 
If you have any information, you're asked to call Deputy First Class Lori Denbow at 410-809-2818.
 
 
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