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Suspected Child Annoyance
ANAHEIM, CA - (April 11, 2013) - On April 10, 2013, around 6:00 PM, Anaheim Police Officers were called to an apartment complex in the 2500 block of E. Terrace St. in reference to a possible child annoyance. When officers arrived, they were contacted by the parents of a group of 8 year old boys and girls. The parents said one of the kids had reported that they were approached by a male suspect as they played in the front yard of their apartment complex.

Preliminary investigation revealed a group of 8 year old boys and girls were playing in front of their apartment complex. A green van drove up. There was a male in the driver’s seat and a front passenger of unknown gender. The male driver asked the kids if they wanted ice cream and then asked them to get inside the van. The kids indicated they did not want any ice cream and refused to enter the van. The van then drove away.

Neither the male driver nor the passenger exited the van or attempted to make physical contact with the children. At this early stage of the investigation, the Detectives are still working with the children to ascertain the year/make/model of the suspect vehicle and complete suspect descriptions.

If anyone has information that would assist Detectives in identifying these suspects or their vehicle, we ask them to call OC Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.

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