Police investigate suspicious persons and vehicle

Your Orangeville Police Service is investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle and two males after an incident on Wednesday afternoon (January 10) near the intersection of Ada Street and Elizabeth Street.

On Wednesday, January 10, at approximately 4:00pm, a 13-year-old female was walking west on Elizabeth Street when she was called over to a vehicle that had stopped on the roadway. The female turned to look and observed a male in the front passenger seat and a male in the driver’s seat. The female did not approach the vehicle. The female continued walking and proceeded to take her cell phone from her pocket to call for help. The vehicle then made a U-turn in the street and was last seen travelling leaving the area traveling east.

The vehicle is described as a white mini-van, similar to a Chrysler Caravan. The male in the front passenger seat was described as white, 35 to 45 years old, clean shaven, wearing a black toque. The male who was driving the vehicle was also described as white, with red facial hair (goatee) and also wearing a black toque.

Police are continuing their investigation and would like to hear from anyone who may be able to assist in identifying the suspects. Police are also interested in speaking with anyone who has a home video security system residing on Elizabeth Street.

“We commend the young girl involved in this incident for not approaching the vehicle and for calling for help as quickly as she did. We hope parents will take the time to review some stranger danger safety with their children so that they will react the same way as this girl did if they are ever met with the same situation”, said Constable Scott Davis, Public and Media Relations Officer.

Anyone having information is encouraged to call the Orangeville Police Service at 519-941-2522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

Posted on January 11, 2018