Beaver Dam Police Have Lead In Attempted Child Enticement

5/17/17 – There has been another report of an attempted child enticement incident in Beaver Dam and this time authorities say they have a solid lead on a suspect. However, Police Chief John Kreuziger says the incident last Friday is not related to a recent string of reports of a man approaching young females. This most recent occurrence happened at the intersection of Carrol Street and MacArthur Drive and involved three girls under the age of ten. The suspect is described as an older white male with a short greying beard driving a silver Chevrolet Venture that was burning oil and had a lot of rust. He reportedly slowed his vehicle and yelled “hey” at the girls, who immediately ran home and told a parent. That parent then spotted the man in his vehicle and began taking pictures. The suspect fled the area quickly. The parent got into a vehicle and pursued the suspect, obtaining a license plate number before the man speed away. Kreuziger says the license plate was traced to a Milwaukee address and Beaver Dam detectives are working with Milwaukee police to question the suspect. Kreuziger says the man described in this incident is not the same person that had been involved in similar incidents last month around Beaver Dam. In those cases, children described a black male in a black, sporty-type car. The chief says there has not been any complaints involving that suspect in several weeks. Kreuziger says it is not known what the man’s intention was but he says it is not normal behavior for a grown man to attempt to talk to young children on the street.