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Hamilton County Sheriff
Monday December 3rd, 2018 :: 12:29 p.m. EST


Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Incident Involving Local Student Asked to Enter Stranger's Vehicle

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a suspicious incident that occurred Monday, December 3, 2018 in the 20200 block of Cumberland Road. According to investigators, a student waiting for a bus was approached around 6:45AM and was encouraged by a stranger to enter a SUV to be taken to school.

Information provided by detectives indicates the student was waiting at the end of the driveway when a white Ford Explorer pulled up. The driver of the Explorer, described as a dark-skinned, balding, mid-30-year-old African American male wearing glasses and a shaggy beard, told the student that the bus driver had sent him back to pick up the student due to missing the bus. The student did not believe the story and returned to the house while the SUV drove away. The vehicle was described as an older model white Explorer with a dent in the tailgate and possibly a missing or inoperable center brake light. The father of the student verified the description of the Explorer.

As always, area residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity. No similar incidents have been reported to local law enforcement but officials want residents to be aware. Anyone with additional information should contact Hamilton County Public Safety Communications at 317-773-1282.

Hamilton County Sheriff
18100 Cumberland Rd
Noblesville, IN 46060

Emergency: 9-1-1

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