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Murieta residents should be alert to the possibility of a young prowler with shaggy blond hair after multiple reports of suspicious activity this week.

Following a string of reports on Sunday, the sheriff’s department responded to what could be the most recent incident early Thursday on Bent Grass Court. Security said a resident’s dog was barking around 2 a.m., so the dog was allowed to go into the backyard, and someone dressed in black ran out of the yard. Deputies responded but were unable to locate anyone.

Security Chief Greg Remson urged everyone to make sure vehicles, house doors and windows are locked. If you see or hear something suspicious, call Security. If you have an emergency or see a crime in progress, call 911 and then notify Security.

Here is Remson’s rundown of reports that could be linked to a single person:

Sunday July 3

  • About 5:50 a.m. subject observed on Jackson Road walking eastbound west of the Equestrian Center. White male adolescent, black clothes, shaggy blond hair.
  • About 6:55 a.m. subject observed on Jackson Road walking eastbound near Lone Pine.
  • About 7:35 a.m. subject observed on Jackson Road walking eastbound past Van Vleck Road.
  • About 9:13 a.m. a resident on Reynosa Drive contacted a subject who walked into his open garage. When confronted, the subject said he wanted water and walked away. Area was checked. Unable to locate anyone.
  • About 2:30 p.m. on Fescue Court, a resident observed subject with same description walk by their open garage. Resident checked the area because the subject didn’t fit in, and found him walking down Topspin Court. As they followed him, the subject went into a backyard and jumped the fence into the field and began walking eastbound on Jackson Road. Resident checked Jackson Road without finding anyone.
  • About 3:10 p.m. a resident was driving on Jackson Road toward Plymouth and saw a white male dressed in black pants and shirt with shaggy blond hair. He was near the county line, walking back toward Rancho Murieta.
  • About 4:20 p.m. on the way back to Rancho Murieta from Plymouth, she saw the same subject, now walking toward Plymouth.

Thursday July 7

  • About 2:09 a.m. on Bent Grass Court. Reporting person’s dog was barking in the house. The resident let dog go into back yard, and saw someone dressed in all black run out of yard. Sacramento Sheriff's Department responded for area check. Unable to locate anyone.

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