Blendon Township Police Investigate 3 Child Enticement Reports


UPDATED: Sunday February 23, 2014 12:25 AM

Blendon Township police said they have received more reports from Westerville school children who say a man tried to get them into his car.  

Police said the most recent incident happened Friday morning as a 10-year-old girl was walking to Wilder Elementary School.  

The girl's mother said her daughter was walking to school when a man driving a red GMC truck tried to wave the girl over.

"She pulled out her cell phone, and he got panicked, sped off, did a U-turn in the middle of the road and sped off," explained Becki Kane.

It's the third report of a possible child enticement this week.

On Wednesday, Westerville School sent a letter home to parents urging them to talk to their children about stranger danger.  

Police said that same day, a 7-year old boy who was walking with his brother told a similar story but couldn't describe the vehicle.  

Police said they're taking all the cases seriously.

Investigators said officers in marked cruisers and plain cars will be extra vigilant Monday keeping a close eye on kids on their way to and from school.

Blendon Township Police Chief John Belford said if you see something that looks out of the ordinary, report it immediately.

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