The Cole County Sheriff’s Office has received a couple complaints of clown sightings. We have been unable to locate any clowns, as of today.
With Halloween around the corner, remember that there are those that wish to play pranks and try to scare people. We would caution those individuals trying to scare people that they could provoke violent responses by those they wish to scare. This also ties up needed law enforcement resources that could be used elsewhere.
We know there will be an increase of people wearing masks and costumes for the next month because of Halloween. If someone does observe legitimately suspicious activity, or an act that is potentially threatening in nature, they are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement.
Authority: Captain John Wheeler
Cole County Office of Sheriff