Here’s what you need to know.
We are aware of a local social media post going around today about a white van and suspicious person allegedly hiding in bushes near the Villa North Apartments. We are issuing this statement to lessen fear and promote transparency.
We are in contact with the original poster and with Villa North management. Our officers have been made aware of the post, and the allegation, and are on the lookout for suspicious activity. We are investigating. We do not have any more information to share at this time, and cannot confirm or dismiss this report.
In the meantime we would remind citizens to simply be aware of their surroundings and report any *suspicious* activity to dispatch at 226-2101. Please remember, not every white van is suspicious. There are hundreds in our immediate area. Think of location, time of day, and actions of occupants before reporting a white van as suspicious.
Please note that there is an attached photo of a white van on the post, which the poster believes is the one involved, but the photo was not taken at the Villa. It was taken at Pinetree Plaza on W. Jackson St.
If you have experienced any suspicious circumstances relating to this situation, please contact us. If you are the owner of this van, please contact us so we can clear this up.