June 19, 2018
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‘Your friend, Pervert,’ who left notes in York County mailboxes threatening children, has a distinctive walk, police say

By Laura Dolce, York County Coast Star

ARUNDEL, Maine — A third note from a subject who signs his letters “pervert” was found in Arundel on Monday morning, officials said.

York County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy William King said the note was called in at 8 a.m. Monday from Portland Road and that the content was “similar” to two notes discovered last week in Kennebunk.

King said his department would be working with Kennebunk police on the investigation.

Police are still looking for the man, who they say left threatening notes in the mailboxes of at least two Kennebunk families last Tuesday.

Lt. Dan Jones of the Kennebunk police said one of the residents’ home security camera caught the man on video. He has a distinctive walk, Jones said, swinging his arm forcefully. Police made the video available to the media.

A Kennebunk mother said she stopped with her children to pick up the mail Wednesday when they discovered the note in her mailbox.

It read, “I will not stay away from your kids, Your friend, pervert.”

The mother of three children ranging in age from 7 to 16 said she was upset that her youngest two children saw the note. She asked that her name not be used.

Jones said police believe the letters were hand-delivered to the mailboxes sometime Tuesday evening by a man on foot.

The suspect is described as middle-aged, with dark, curly hair, and either unshaven or with facial hair. He was wearing white sneakers.

Jones said the homes targeted were at either end of Ross Road.

Police canvassed all of the homes on Ross Road, Jones said, and are encouraging residents to be vigilant. They have stepped up patrols in the area.

Jones said a man arrested Monday afternoon on Fletcher Street is not the letter-writing suspect, despite talk around town; rather, that man was arrested for a minor outstanding warrant.

Regardless, Jones said, people should continue to call with tips.

“Keep an eye out for anything suspicious,” he said, “and report anything to police immediately.”


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