Valpo cops: Man in white van approached another child

2014-06-06T19:04:00Z 2014-06-06T22:09:17Z Valpo cops: Man in white van approached another childTimes Staff nwitimes.com
June 06, 2014 7:04 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso police are investigating the second report in two days of a man driving a white van approaching a girl walking in the Beauty Creek subdivision.

Police were called at 3:50 p.m. Thursday to the area of Kickbush Drive and Knights Bridge Drive for a report of a man who approached a 15-year-old girl. The girl was walking home and the man asked her if she wanted a ride.

The girl told police the man was Hispanic and driving a white van with a green or blue letter "P" on the side of it.

The incident comes after police were called to the same subdivision Wednesday for a similar report.

The parents of a 13-year-old girl told police their daughter was approached by a man near her school bus stop about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

In that incident, the man was also driving a white van and was described as white or Hispanic, with a dark goatee. According to police, the girl said the man attempted to initiate a conversation with her and asked, “Do you want a lift?”

The incidents remain under investigation.

Police on Friday said they have increased patrols in the area. 

Police are asking anyone with information about these incidents or other similiar incidents to call (219) 462-2135 or text information to TIP411 (847-411) and use the key word “Valpo” prior to submitting information.

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