UPDATED Police search for suspect in second Edison case
Updated 10:47 a.m. Tuesday, November 24
Police are feverishly looking for a suspect in a second intruder incident that occurred on the Edison Elementary School campus Sunday.
Alameda Police Lt. Bill Scott said officer’s aren’t yet sure if the latest case is related to an incident that occurred on the Edison campus on November 3.
“There are similarities. They appear to be related, but we’re not sure,” Scott said.
Police said a witness was driving southbound on Versailles Street from Buena Vista Avenue at 1:15 p.m. Sunday when she saw a man standing behind a tree on the southwest corner of Versailles and Lincoln Avenue. The victim said the man was watching children on the playground at Edison and that as she approached, she saw his arms moving in a rhythmic motion.
Police who responded to the call didn’t find a suspect on the scene, but they are running down leads, Scott said. He said a sketch of the suspect was forwarded to other law enforcement agencies, and one agency has responded, saying they may have a similar case.
“It is important for parents, neighbors, and children to be diligent and immediately report suspicious persons to the Alameda Police Department. If school is in session, there also needs to be immediate notification given to the school office,” the department’s school resource officer, R.L. Germany, wrote in a note to Edison principal Marcheta Williams that appeared on several Internet discussion groups Monday.
Separately, police were investigating a November 3 incident in which a man was seen creating an audio recording of students on the Edison campus. When confronted by teachers, the man left. The suspect in that case was described as a white male, age 50, 5’10”, 180 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes, wearing a blue Edison sweatshirt and jeans.