On Tuesday at about 1:30 p.m., Washoe County sheriff’s deputies, FBI detectives and Washoe County School District police officials responded to a call near Sun Valley Elementary School where a bystander saw a man attempting to talk to children.
Law enforcement officials made contact with the alleged victims and found that the children were in no apparent danger.
When law enforcement officials later found the male subject, he cooperated with the investigation and Washoe County sheriff’s detectives determined that the longtime resident regularly repairs bicycles to give to neighborhood children. The subject’s intention was to give the children a bicycle.
The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office asks the public to continue reporting these types of suspicious circumstances and persons.