Man in white pick up truck arrested Thursday for stalking children in Bel Air


    This morning’s Aegis reports Harford County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the man in the white pick up truck they believe has been stalking children in the Bel Air area. (Click here to see an earlier post on those incidents.) The story says police arrested Leon Frederick Richards, 34, of the 3500 block of Scarboro Road in Street at his home on Thursday and charged him with six counts of stalking. He was being held at the Harford County Detention Center. The story says that Richards is listed on the Harford County Sheriff’s Office child sex offender registry and that he was convicted of second-degree child abuse in May of 2000 for a act committed in October of 1998. Richards was arrested and released on Wednesday after an 11-year-old girl identified him as the man she saw driving near her while she was walking her dog in the Marywood development at about 4:15 p.m. that day, the story says. The story says he was arrested again at his home after deputies linked him to two cases where a man in a white vehicle made sexual remarks to children walking on Henderson Road on Aug. 5 and again on Sept. 25. Anyone with information on any similar incidents should call the Child Advocacy Center at 410-638-3294.