Sask. RCMP flooded with 'sightings' of high-risk offender
None confirmed, RCMP says
Saskatchewan police say they've received more than 25 reports of possible sightings of high-risk offender Michael Sean Stanley — with none confirmed and several proven to be false.
For about a week, police have been searching for Stanley, a sex offender with a lengthy criminal record.
His electronic monitoring bracelet was cut off and found in Lloydminster on Oct. 1.
Dozens of people have phoned the police to say they've seen someone who looks like Stanley or the vehicle he was believed to be driving, a purple 1996 Chevy Trailblazer.
Schools in several communities on the west side of the province were under a form of lockdown last week.
On Monday, the village of Beechy, about 180 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon, was on high alert after a possible Stanley sighting there.
As a precaution, the RCMP said, Beechy School was in "hold and secure mode" Monday with all students being kept inside.
Police are asking for the public's help in locating Stanley, but are also warning people not to approach him if he's spotted.
Instead, they should call 911.