April 24, 2013 16:15This incident occurred on Tuesday, not today.
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On Tuesday April 23, 2013, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of suspicious activity in the area of Southeast 18th Avenue and Rex Street.
As officers were en route to the area, additional information was broadcast that the caller was reporting a "creepy" man driving a silver 4-door sedan and that the vehicle left in an unknown direction.
Officers checked the neighborhood but did not locate the vehicle so they contacted the 9-1-1 caller to obtain additional information.
The caller reported that his 11-year-old daughter was playing at the intersection of 18th and Rex when a "creepy guy" approached her at the corner.
Officers spoke to the 11-year-old, who told police that she was outside playing when a stranger parked his car facing westbound on the corner of 18th and Rex and got out of his vehicle. The girl told police that he walked towards her and asked her how old she was and what her name was, so she ran away and told her dad what happened.
The girl described the man as a white male in his 30s, short brown hair, no facial hair or glasses, wearing jeans and a t-shirt. She described the car as a silver or gray 4-door sedan and that the man was alone in the vehicle.
The Portland Police Bureau would like to hear from anyone with information about this person or any similar occurrences in Portland.
Anyone with information can send it to CrimeTips@PortlandOregon.gov , reference Portland Police Bureau Case #13-32378.
Sgt. Pete Simpson