updateThe Lake Havasu City Police Department recently reported suspicious circumstances near the Starline Elementary School.  On February 6, 2015, at approximately 7:15 a.m., it was reported that a young boy told his mother that there was a boy hiding in their front yard, in the 200 block of Roundup Drive, stating that he was being followed by a white truck.  Police were able to identify the young boy that was hiding that day. The boy said he was hiding from his father because he was in trouble for attempting to ride the bus to school against his father’s wishes. The boy stated that while he was hiding, he talked to another boy and told the boy that someone was following him. Police were able to confirm this information with the parents. The Lake Havasu City Police Department previously received information that the driver of a white truck was taking pictures of kids with his cell phone. Further investigation revealed this information was gathered from a conversation that was overheard among several students at Starline Elementary School on February 6, 2015. Students were not able to confirm that a male subject in a white truck was taking pictures of children by the school, despite the rumors that were circulating around the school grounds. The students also gave a license plate number to officers on February 6, 2015, in regards to the alleged suspicious vehicle. The license plate number returned to an address in Phoenix, Arizona.  Officers from the Phoenix Police Department were able to speak with the registered owner of the vehicle who confirmed the vehicle belonged to his daughter. Both parties said they have never traveled to Lake Havasu City. Citizens on social media outlets also reported a white truck driving very slow near children on Tanqueray Drive and believed it may have been involved in the Roundup Drive and Starline School incidents.  Officers spoke with residents in the area and were able to find the location of the white truck. The driver of that particular white truck lived in the immediate area.  According to other residents, the vehicle always drives very slow and cautious on the residential street. There were no concerns about the driver following children or taking pictures of children. The police department has investigated these allegations and does not believe there is any danger to the public at this time. The police department urges parents and students to continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police department. If anyone has any additional information pertaining to this investigation, they are encouraged to contact the Lake Havasu City Police Department. Anonymous information can also be called into Lake Havasu Silent Witness at 928-854-TIPS (8477).

 

 

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