Police investigate suspicious vehicle

Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

GENEVA – Police received a call Wednesday about a suspicious vehicle on Sully Drive near Geneva, and they’re looking to contact a driver who they say tried to ask two children to approach the car.

Lt. Pat Gengler, the spokesman for the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies were called about 2:45 p.m. to a residence in the Mill Creek community. Two children were playing in their yard on Sully Drive when a vehicle stopped on Brundige Road. A female passenger exited the vehicle and yelled for them to come to the car.

The children did not respond to the woman, and they eventually went back to their home when their mother called them, Gengler said. Their mother saw the vehicle, which was described as a green Ford Ranger with a ladder rack attached. The license plates are unknown, and Gengler said he believes a male and female were in the car.

According to the deputy on scene, the children reported the woman never tried to get them into the car.

Gengler said anyone who sees a vehicle matching the description should call 911 to let authorities know.

“Anytime something like this happens, we like to talk to the driver and find out what was going on,” he said. “We never know what happens in these situations unless we’re able to talk to the other side.”

Gengler said children and parents in the Mill Creek community are very good at relaying suspicious activity to police.

“We’d much rather have them let us know about it and get the pieces together than disregard it,” he said.

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