Police respond to suspicious male call near North Delta school

The playground was cleared at Pinewood Elementary last Friday after police responded to a report of a suspicious male at Watershed Park next door.  

The call came in around 3 p.m. as parents were picking up their kids from school.

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According to police, officers responded and made foot patrols around the Watershed. Officers spoke with cyclists and hikers, however, none saw a male fitting the description.

Police would not go into further details but say they determined there was no risk to the public.

A notice issued by principal Jim Hope to parents that afternoon on “an alleged incident” noted the playground was cleared as a precautionary measure and it was determined there was no threat to the school or general public.

“We thank all the people who quickly and calmly followed the instructions of staff. Please be reassured, that Pinewood continues to be a safe place for children to attend school,” he wrote.  

A police vehicle was parked in front of the school Monday morning and an officer was at the front door, but a police spokesperson noted that simply could have been one of the school liaison officers or an officer on general patrol, as they drop by from time to time.


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