Routt County Sheriff’s Office alerts area schools to suspicious activity

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An attempted child abduction in Kremmling last week has prompted the Routt County Sheriff’s Office to call local schools and tell them to be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

Citing a bulletin recently sent to law enforcement agencies across the state, Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch said a group of children ages 6 to 14 in Kremmling told police Friday that they were approached on their way to a playground by a man driving a white van. The children said the driver offered them a ride home and left when the kids refused.

The children notified nearby adults after the van returned to a nearby parking lot.

Birch said the vehicle is described as an older, white commercial van that was dirty and covered with rust around the doors. It also had a black luggage rack and no side windows.

“We don’t have any indication they will be in Routt County, but we just feel (Kremmling) is close enough to get this information out to the schools,” Birch said.

Kremmling is about 50 miles southeast of Steamboat in Grand County.

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