Investigators look into twin incidents of middle-school girls and suspicious drivers
The Beaverton Police Department and Washington County Sheriff's Office are warning community members about two incidents of suspicious activity.
On the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 5, the Sheriff's Office took a suspicious-person report near Southwest Butner Road and Spring Lane, in which a middle-school student reported a male driving a white van pulled up next to her and asked if she needed a ride to school. Officers say the student reacted appropriately by telling the male "no" and continued to walk to school. The student reported seeing the vehicle several more times as she walked to school. The student later reported the incident to her parents, who called the Sheriff's Office.
On Friday, Sept. 14, the Beaverton Police Department took a suspicious-person report near Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard and Park Way. Again, a middle-school student reported a male, driving a red Ford pickup, yelled at her in an attempt to have her get into his vehicle. Police say the student "reacted appropriately and found a trusted adult." The student reported the incident to her parents and school, who reported to the Police Department. Police searched the area and did not locate the vehicle.
Neither the police nor Sheriff's Office have identified any suspects at this time. Officers will conduct enhanced patrols in the area.
Area residents are asked to report any suspicious vehicles to Washington County Dispatch at 503-629-0111.
Useful information regarding personal safety and "stranger danger" can be found here.