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Mason City police: Suspicious activity being investigated but 'no indication at this time it is related to human trafficking'

Two reports in recent days being investigated by Mason City police.

Posted: Aug. 14, 2018 10:54 AM
Updated: Aug. 14, 2018 5:34 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – Mason City police are investigating a pair of calls related to suspicious activity in recent days but said Tuesday “there is no indication at this time it is related to human trafficking.”
The Mason City Police Department said it received a call at 10:08 a.m. Monday to a residence in the 2800 block of 16th St. SW for a report that a female had come to the door of the residence, identified herself as an employee with Child Protection Services and said she was checking on a report of an unattended child.
The vehicle, described as a gold 4-door sedan with dark windows, was gone when authorities arrived. It was occupied by two white males and a heavy set female with long, dark hair, authorities said.
“At this point, officers are unable to determine the intent of the vehicle occupants,” Mason City police said.
On Monday, police were also alerted to a Facebook post about an incident Sunday at Walmart that alleges two women were followed by several Latino males.
“At the time of this writing, we are unable to corroborate any of the information contained in the post,” police said.
Police are asking anyone who witnesses suspicious activity to report it as it is happening (641-421-3636).
“It can be difficult and more time-intensive to investigate incidents like that after the fact,” police said.

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