Schools near Pacana Park sent out letters to parents after an odd incident that got a man banned from city parks.

Maricopa Police responded to a suspicious-person call at Pacana Park Wednesday morning, April 19, after a female student was approached by an individual who began asking her questions about her age.

The 17-year-old Sequoia Pathway student reported the incident to school staff, who then contacted police. Officers questioned the 55-year-old man who was found still fishing at Pacana Park.

MPD spokesman Ricardo Alvarado confirmed the man, who has no criminal history, was not found to have committed any crimes. However, based on his response to certain questioning, he was indefinitely barred from returning to Pacana Park and Copper Sky Regional Park.

Other schools in the area were also notified of the incident and sent out letters to parents to explain the situation and offer safety tips.




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