The Belvidere Police Department has interviewed the driver of a white Dodge Intrepid who was reported to have been attempted to lure children into his car over the weekend. However, no arrest has been made.
It happened as several children were playing in the front yard of a home on Wildrose Drive when a man in his 60’s driving a white car reportedly drove up and told some of the children to get inside. They ran into the home instead while a home security camera picked up an image of the vehicle.
A Facebook post by the Belvidere Police Department says they were able to determine who the driver of the White Dodge Intrepid was based on information from the public and continue to investigate. The lack of an arrest would indicate there is conflicting information as to what happened, and police do not believe the man represents an imminent threat to local children.
Police also believe the incident represents a good lesson for all children and parents. They posted …
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; children who escaped their would-be abductors did something proactive (screaming/yelling to draw attention; running/physically pulling away) as opposed to being passive or polite. Talk to your children about what to do in case someone tries to take them. If you send someone different to pick your child up have a predesignated password so your child knows they are safe to go with that person.