Wayland Police: Man Wanted Was ‘Misunderstanding’

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WAYLAND – Wayland Police said tonight, June 19, just before 7, that the sketch of the man wanted for an incident on Rice Road was a ‘misunderstanding.”

“Earlier today, an individual came to the Wayland Police Station and informed Officers that he was the individual that we were looking to speak to regarding the Rice Road incident. The male party was interviewed by Wayland Police Detectives and it was confirmed he is the individual,” said Police on social media.

“During the interview it was learned that the individual was not attempting to lure the child into the vehicle,” said Police.

“Due to the individual’s heavy accent, it was determined to be a misunderstanding of what was said,” said Police on social media.

“Being from the area, the male party knows the road to be dangerous, especially for a child, and was only trying to help her safely cross the street,” said Wayland Police.

“With this new information officers spoke with the child and it was determined that the male was the individual and that the matter is in fact resolved. We would like to thank everyone who contacted us, shared our post, and attempted to provide assistance in resolving this matter and truly appreciate the community we serve,” aid Wayland Police.

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