***UPDATE - The vehicle was located this afternoon. The driver lives on the the same street and drives down to the corner, parks and then walks his child across to the school. He then drives back up the street, as he leaves the neighborhood in the morning. The driver/parent was helpful and cooperative in the investigation.***
On 09/26/17 at approximately 8:00 a.m., officers were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the 2000 Block of Kingsbridge. The caller reported that two young children reported to her that a vehicle had stopped in the roadway, behind them, as they were walking to school. When they observed the driver getting out of the vehicle, they instinctively ran. They observed the caller pull into her driveway and ran to her and told her what happened. The caller observed the vehicle drive by her residence and leave the area.
A video obtained from the caller shows that the vehicle is described as being a later model, black passenger car, possibly a Chevrolet Impala. The caller noted that it also had a Pink license place bracket on the rear of the vehicle. Officers checked the area and could not locate the vehicle.
The children advised officers that the driver did not make any gestures or speak to them. Though the children were not able to provide a consistent description of the driver, the caller stated that the driver of the vehicle she observed drive by her residence was a “young w/m, wearing a dark baseball style cap”. While considered suspicious, there are no specific facts, to suggest that this was an attempted child abduction. It is important to note that the involved children trusted their gut instinct; that was, to get away from a situation which made them uncomfortable, and that was the correct thing for them to do.
To dispel any social media information that is incorrect, we want to note that there have NOT been any confirmed incidents at any time in this area of an attempted abduction. As always, residents are reminded to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times, and to report any suspicious activity to the Crandall Police Department.