Following Monday’s report of an attempted abduction of a 13 year old boy in the city of Geneva, we learned Wednesday night of two new incidents allegedly involving the same vehicle described in the original incident.
Police responded to Carter Road shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday after an 11 year old boy reported seeing a white male in his 30’s, wearing all black clothing with a black half mask covering his face standing next to a black minivan with a large scratch on the driver’s side door. The student reported the man was watching him, which made him fear for his safety. The man did not approach the 11 year old and did not say anything to him. The student left the area and reported the incident to an adult at an after-school program.
While police were investigation this incident, they received information regarding another incident that took place Tuesday afternoon at around 3 o’clock in the area of Sherill Street and Bell Avenue. An 11 year old boy was walking home when he encountered a white male wearing khaki pants, a sweater and a ski mask who exited a black van and said “come here” to the boy. The child immediately ran home but did not report it the incident to police.
Because of the incidents that have been reported this week, Geneva Police is encouraging all residents and students to be on the lookout for any suspicious person or vehicles matching the description of what has been reported. We have included a photo of the make and model of the vehicle that’s allegedly involved in the body of this story.
From the Geneva Police Department:
“For those that have school aged children we would encourage parents/guardians to take the opportunity to speak to their children about the recent reports and to make them aware of strangers and suspicious behavior. If feasible, we would also encourage parents/guardians who have students who walk to or from school arrange for alternative transportation. If that cannot be done, children should walk in groups and not by themselves if possible. The Geneva Police Department would like the community to remain calm but also be vigilant at all times. As always, the safety of our children is of the utmost importance and the Geneva Police Department will continue to investigate these reports fully and thoroughly as we have done since the initial report on Monday. If anyone has information or sees anything suspicious please contact 911 immediately.”