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OK IM freaking out !!! Stalker on the loose here in my town..

Posted by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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Early Police request the public's help finding the suspect in a home invasion Tuesday night in Early on Mitsy Lane, near Heartland Mall.

Early Chief of Police David Mercer reported that at approximately 7:40pm, parents left three 11-year-old girls and a 7-year-old boy at home alone while they ran a short errand, expecting to be gone only 30 minutes.

According to police, shortly after the parents left, the three girls were in the bathroom and saw a black male looking through the window at them. The girls ran into the living room at the back of the residence where the suspect then peered through a back door, the report states. The girls then woke the 7-year-old boy from sleeping and all four children ran into a bedroom and pushed furniture against the door. The suspect then walked to the front of the residence where he made entry to the home, activating the home alarm system, the report states.

The suspect then proceeded to the bedroom where the children were hiding and attempted to make entry but was kept out by the three girls who were holding the door shut with the help of a chair propped under the door knob, Mercer said. The suspect cussed at the children during his attempt to make entry, then went to the bathroom where he rummaged through the cabinets, the report states. While the suspect was in the bathroom, the children opened a side window and fled the home.

Shortly after the children made their escape, the male was seen exiting through the same window the children made their exit, the report states. He then re-entered the home and rummaged through kitchen cabinets and the refrigerator, according to police. After a short time, the suspect soon left on foot.

The children were able to make it to safety and call the police at a neighbor's house. The area surrounding the home was checked; however police are unable to locate the suspect.

During an interview, the girls were able to give a very detailed description and one reported seeing the subject in the area just a few days prior around midnight.

"To date, the motive is unknown and is open to several possibilities which include burglary, medication theft, looking for food, an assaultive crime or any combination of these crimes," said Mercer regarding the incident. "The Early Police Department is asking the public for help in apprehending this offender; who knows when or where he will strike again."

Anyone with information or possible identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Early Police Department at 325-646-5322.

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:

Dark skinned black male

Late 20's

Tall 6' 3" + (described as being super tall)

Approximately 250 lbs

Skinny, but muscular (skinny jaw line - with defined jaw bones)

No facial hair

No glasses

Scar on inner left forearm - running length wise

Tattoo on back of left leg (calf area)

***Two upper front teeth either gold or silver in color***

 

The suspect was last seen wearing a black, short sleeve shirt (longer) with holes in the back of it, dark blue denim jeans and black construction style boots with laces (possibly army boots). The boots have a distinct tread pattern. Keep in mind, these descriptions were given by small children and may have some error such as right being left.

 

Mercer stated that Early is not immune to these types of crimes, although they are rare.

"Everybody must do their part preventing crime-lock doors, be careful leaving kids at home alone and watch out for each other," said Mercer. "National Night Out gives this emphasis and this is exactly what it's all about."

 

Here is todays news article

Law Enforcement Responds to Multiple Prowler Calls

Tuesday, 13 September 2011 19:45 | Written by Lisa Tipton | PDF | Print | E-mail
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The Early Police Department and Brown County Sheriff's Office were kept busy Monday night responding to multiple reports of a possible prowler in residential neighborhoods.

Early Police Chief David Mercer said that officers responded to at least 4 possible prowler calls during the night in the City of Early.

Mercer said that the first prowler call was in the area of Sherry Lane when the residents of a home called police after seeing a man looking into their bedroom window.

"They had seen a tall, dark colored male subject in their yard at the bedroom window," Mercer said. "From that point, he ran out into the street and ran down the street."

The Early K9 officer was used to track the suspect, but lost the scent after a few blocks.

Officers responded to three other prowler calls Monday night in the areas of Meadow Lane and Lucas Drive. Mercer said that the residents of two of these calls heard strange noises, but did not see a suspect. The last call was determined to be someone mistaking an object for a person hiding near a home, according to Mercer.

"The first call was the only confirmed call we had last night that showed someone in the area," Mercer said.

Some evidence was collected, but Mercer said that they do not have any other leads at this time.

Investigators are also looking to see if Monday night's prowler is connected to a home invasion that occurred September 6th on Mitsy Lane. During this home invasion, an intruder described as a slender but muscular black male came into a residence while four children were home alone. Mercer said that there could be a connection to the Monday night prowler case.

The Brown County Sheriff Office is also investigating two daylight incidences of vacant homes being entered - one on CR 592 (just off of Hwy 183N) and another on CR 340 (also known as Skyview Drive). Sheriff Bobby Grubbs said that they are looking into those cases.

"Presently, there is little evidence - other than timing and home intrusion - to support a firm connection to the crime in Early," stated Grubbs.

Grubbs said that BCSO is investigating these crimes and are working closely with Early Police Department to assist in their investigation and will work with other local law enforcement agencies to identify and apprehend this suspect. Several other suspicious cases were called in Tuesday morning that officers are investigating to see if there is a connection.

Officials said that in all of the home entry cases that they are looking into, there is no evidence of forced entry and the suspect entered through an unlocked door.

Mercer is also looking at evidence to determine if there is a connection between last week's Early home invasion case with a case in Dublin where a woman was sexually assaulted as well as another assault case in Stephenville.

"There has been a lot of speculation that the same guy that is prowling in Early and did the home invasion over a week ago is the same that raped a girl in Dublin and an attempted attack in Stephenville," Mercer said. "We're working with Stephenville PD, Tarleton PD, and Dublin PD regarding this. There are some similarities, but there are some big differences too so we're not saying it's not, but we're not saying it is either."

For now, both Chief Mercer and Sheriff Grubbs encourage area residents to be mindful and remember to lock their doors.

"Citizens should take precautionary measures to secure doors, windows and reduce visibility to an intruder who may try to look in," stated Grubbs. "The safety and security of our citizens is our highest priority. Our deputies will work diligently to insure our citizens are protected."

"I don't want people out there to live in fear. I want them to feel safe, and right now I know they don't," stated Mercer. "We're doing everything we can do to get this solved."

If anyone has information about any of these crimes, they are encouraged to call the Early Police Department at 325-646-5322, the Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or the Brown County Sheriff's Office at 325-646-5510

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pigtail
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:41 AM

BUMP!

isleysmom
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:42 AM

How scary! Hopefully they find him soon!

momofhnd
by Nugget Nabber on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:44 AM

 I hope so, I have never worried about locking my doors during the day and I have lived here my whole life. but now I have to.

Quoting isleysmom:

How scary! Hopefully they find him soon!

 

Mamacruz13
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Creepy... Keep your doors lock and be aware of your surroundings when having to go out.

momofhnd
by Nugget Nabber on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:51 AM

 I heard that early this morning he was hurt or they think it might have been him, a woman woke up to find alot of blood on her front porch. They are not sure who or what the blood came from.. Sorry if Im not making much sense but Im really freaked out.. Im home alone all day..

egyptian_mommy
by Platinum Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:54 AM
How scary!
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baby2zacharias
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 12:01 PM
wow thats scary!
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Nyx7
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 12:04 PM

 Hope he breaks in on a well armed family next! One between the eyes will solve all these problems!

momofhnd
by Nugget Nabber on Sep. 14, 2011 at 12:08 PM

 Someone has said that they went to work yesterday morning all the windows was shut and locked, when they got home their kids windows was open and the front door was locked.. Its like he is stalking kids  !!!

cyndi711
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 12:13 PM

I live here too & it is scary how he is getting around and about !!

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