Friday, March 25, 2011

Neighborhood crime alert

I just received an email from WAA President Rick Giarla with information about a suspicious white van that's been hanging around Waxhaw neighborhoods, including Camberley. Rick verified this information with the Waxhaw Police.
Neighborhood Crime Report - Camberley Subdivision

According to Waxhaw Police, last Tuesday, March 15th, a child in the Camberley subdivision was approached by a suspicious person in a white van offering them a ride to school saying their mother asked them to do so. Fortunately, the child refused and reported the incident to the Police. This incident occurred early Tuesday morning around the time the school buses starting picking up. Recently, a similar van has been reported acting suspicious in several other subdivisions in the Waxhaw area. Police have provided the following details:

The vehicle is a 2000 model or newer white work van, with no side windows except for the driver/passenger windows which are tinted. The driver is a white male, approximately 30-35 years old wearing glasses and balding. He has been previously reported to be parked in the various neighborhoods and taking notes.

Waxhaw police are conducting daily patrols of the Camberley subdivision. They are asking residents to report anything matching this description by calling 911. Please pass this information along to your neighbors.
Keep your eyes peeled and your kids safe.

UPDATE 3/26: I figured it was worth highlighting up here Jennifer's comment from below:
A van matching that description was spotted on Saturday, March 19 with a driver staring at children in the Magnolia Ridge subdivision.

2 comments:

JENNIFER said...

A van matching that description was spotted on Saturday, March 19 with a driver staring at children in the Magnolia Ridge subdivision.

klf said...

Thanks for the update, Jennifer; I hadn't heard that. That's a little too close for comfort.