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Police say truck passenger approached girl near park in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES – Police in St. Charles reported an incident in which a man in a truck approached an 8-year-old girl at Harvest Hills Park, which is at Heritage Street at Heritage Court, and asked the girl to come into the truck, according to a news release issued by the department.

St. Charles Police Sgt. Mike Griesbaum said the incident took place at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30. The release indicated that two Hispanic men were in a newer model red pickup truck. The release stated the passenger talked to the girl and asked where her house was and "then asked her if she wanted to come in the truck and go somewhere." Police said the passenger was a 20- to 30-year-old man with brown or black hair and wearing a blue T-shirt.

According to the release, the girl kept walking. The release indicated that other girls were in the area but did not hear the conversation. Police said the truck had been in the area four or five times in the last month, but Griesbaum on Thursday said the incident was the first time contact had been made. He said anyone who sees the truck in the area should call 911, so police can try to identify those in the vehicle.

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