APD Looking For Creepy Van & Driver Seen By High School – February 18, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012


On Friday, Feb. 17 at approximately 3:18 PM, the Arcata Police Department responded to the 900 block of Q St and to the area of the Arcata High School to investigate two separate reports of a suspicious male in a a vehicle.

APD received a report of a white male, described as having a long white beard and mustache in a grey or bronze van driving slowly past juveniles at both locations. The male subject reportedly stoped and told one of the juveniles to get into his vehicle. The juvenile ingored the subject and reported the incident to parents.

After an extensive search of the area APD was unable to locate the subject or vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle was possibly a Honda Odyssey and no license plate was obtained.

The incident remains under investigation and the Arcata Police Departement is requesting anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the police department at (707) 822-2428.