St. Paul RCMP investigate after children offered candy from vehicle

On Nov. 23, 2017, two children walking home from school between 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., were approached by a male driving a white car on Lakeshore Drive in St. Paul.

It is alleged that the male rolled down his window and asked the children if they wanted some candy and then drove away after they did not reply back. The children advised their parents and were not harmed. Police were contacted a short time later and initiated an investigation but the vehicle was not located in the area.

The male driver who spoke to the children is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Possibly 50 years or older
  • No facial hair

The male passenger did not speak to the children but was described as:

  • Possibly same age as driver
  • Wearing a baseball cap

The vehicle was described as being a larger, white, 4-door car with dirt on it.

Police commend the children for not speaking with the males in the vehicle and advising adults, and remind parents and caregivers of the importance of educating children about safety and speaking with strangers.

If you have information about this incident, please call the St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8870 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime for instructions).