A man approached several schoolchildren in the past week in an alleged attempt to entice them, according to city of Brookfield police.
The first incident occurred the evening of Oct. 10, when three children were approached by a white man on Gebhardt Road and Alverno Drive, about a half-mile from Brookfield Central High School.
According to the police report, the children described the man as having white or gray hair and being in his 70s. The man wore glasses and a plaid shirt.
A second incident occurred Oct. 12, when a white man with gray hair and an unshaven face approached two children in his gray or silver four-door vehicle. The children reported the man was mumbling about a dog.
Brookfield police believe the two incidents are related.
"We have received a few calls from citizens and we are following up on those calls, but, at this time, we are still seeking information and we do want to remind parents to speak with their children about these types of incidents," Police Capt. Phil Horter said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police at (262) 787-3702.
"It is important to note that, in both cases, the children did the right thing by running away and notifying a trusted adult," Brett Gruetzmacher, Brookfield Central High School principal, said in a letter to parents. "Please reinforce what you have taught your children about what to do if a stranger approaches.
"Children should not speak to or trust a stranger and should never go into their vehicle. Children should be taught that if a stranger approaches them, they should run away and yell and seek a trusted adult who can contact the police."
Gruetzmacher assured parents they would be notified as new information was received from police.
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