On Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 4:00 PM, a 14-year-old boy was walking in the parking lot of Downers Grove South High School. The driver of a blue or green vehicle, possibly a pick-up truck, which was driving through the parking lot asked the boy if he needed a ride. The boy declined and continued to walk through Ruth Powers Park. The boy saw the vehicle again near Springside Ave and Bolson Drive. The vehicle drove away without any further discussion.
The driver was described as being a white man approximately 30 years of age, with short brown hair..
Patrols have been increased at all parks and schools. The Police Department would like to remind parents to review stranger danger practices with their children. Children should also be instructed to run to a familiar house or to school and get help immediately if approached by a stranger. The police should then be called as soon as possible.
Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is being asked to contact the Police Department at (630) 434-5600.