Residents Warned About Possible Attempted Child Luring Incident Involving Woman in Wonder Lake

Johnsburg District 12 officials have issued a warning to parents following a suspicious incident in Wonder Lake Monday, October 8, 2018 about 5:30 p.m.

Children were playing outside in front of a house on Barnard Mill Road in Wonder Lake when a woman in an older black sedan stopped at the end of the driveway and called out to the kids, according to a notice Tuesday to parents from District 12 Superintendent Dan Johnson. Wonder Lake is west of the Johnsburg District 12 area with a far east area of Wonder Lake in the District 12 area.

The woman was described as heavy-set, with shoulder-length white hair, possibly in her 60s, and possibly wearing a purple shirt. The suspicious woman asked the children to “come here” several times before an older sibling called the younger children inside.

The woman then drove her car away, driving slowly westbound on Barnard Mill Road.

“This message is not intended to alarm you. It is meant to inform and remind you to talk with your child/children about the importance of being safe, to not communicate or go with any strangers and always be on the lookout for suspicious behavior.”

— District 12 Superintendent Dan Johnson

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers said an investigation is underway.
Parent are encouraged to talk to their children about “stranger danger.” Police are especially interested in an residen particularly those with video cameras that show Barnard Mill Road.

Citizens with information about the incident are urged to contact the department,
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 815-338-2144, McHenry County Crime Stoppers is at 1-800-762-7867 and the tip line at [email protected]

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