Deputies searching for two men suspected of attempting to lure children in Hayden

Deputies searching for two men suspected of attempting to lure children in Hayden

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is asking community members to keep an eye out for two men suspected of attempted child luring in Hayden.

According to a release, deputies received a call about a man running after two young teenage girls riding bikes in the area of E. Dakota Avenue and N. Maple Street on September 13.

Deputies said the man was described as wearing all black and around 20 to 30 years old. Witnesses say he was last seen in the Government Way and Dakota area, but deputies were unable to find the man when searching in the area.

The sheriff’s office received another call on September 22 regarding child luring around the N. Maple and E. Honeysuckle Avenue.

According to witnesses, two pre-teen girls were possibly being followed by a gold, two-door car described as either a Chevy Cavalier or a Pontiac Sunfire with an Idaho license plate.

Two men were in the car, witnesses said. One man was described by witnesses as bald and around 30 to 40 years old. The other was described as having gray hair and around 50 to 60 years old.

The pre-teen girls told their mother that the gold car passed them twice, and they noticed the car was parked in a church parking lot with the men standing outside the car.

When the girls met with their friends, they noticed the men get into the car and speed off.

In both cases, the girls were not spoken to or had contact with the men.

If you or your children encounter any suspicious activity, contact the Koonetai County Sheriff’s Office at 208-446-1300 and ask to speak to a deputy.