By Mary O’KEEFE
The Glendale police are investigating a report concerning a “child annoying” suspect.
On Friday at about 3:15 p.m. in the 3000 block of Montrose Avenue, a 17-year-old girl was approached by a man described as white or middle Eastern in his 30s with a buzzed-style haircut, according to GPD spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
The man allegedly call out to her, “Hey, you! Come here. Get in. Where are you going?” The girl walked away and the man drove off in an unknown direction.
The suspect did not make any physical contact with the teenage girl; however, it did concern her enough to report it to her parents and later to the GPD.
The man’s vehicle is described as an older model, two-door Ford pick-up truck.
April 25, 2014
A PhoneConnect call was sent out from Crescenta Valley High School Principal Linda Junge tonight informing parents of a “male white with a buzz cut [hair style]” who approached a girl, asked directions and then asked her to get into his vehicle.
Junge added, there were “several” similar reports from other girls who had also been approached.
The initial report concerned a CVHS student but occurred in the Glendale Police Department’s area of Crescenta Valley.
The vehicle’s description is not consistent with all the girls however information from those incidents reported are similar enough that the School Resource Officer feels it could be the same individual.
Junge reminded parents to have local law enforcement’s direct number programed into their student’s cellphone.
“A 911 call from a cellphone will go directly to CHP (California Highway Patrol), ” Junge said.
(A landline 911 call will go to the CV Sheriff’s Station.)
Having the direct number to the law enforcement agency will allow a quicker response, she said.
There is no report of the suspect using force to get the girl/girls into his vehicle. Glendale police are investigating and working closely with CV Sheriffs.
Parents are reminded to report any incident to local law enforcement, and as always students should be aware of their surroundings.
Glendale Police Department’s direct number is (818) 548-4840. Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s (818) 248-3464.