Wheaton Police Searching for Suspicious Person
A man continues to frequent a bus stop, during one previous occasion he allegedly photographed boys from his car.
The following is a message from the Wheaton Police Department:
Wheaton Police officers are searching for a suspicious person who was reported frequenting a bus stop near the areas of Wexford Circle and Creekside Drive.
The most recent incident occurred on Wednesday, April 18. The suspect allegedly pulled alongside a teenage boy as he walked to the bus stop, located at Wexford Circle and Creekside Drive, at approximately 7:30 a.m. The suspect did not stop and made no remarks to the boy.
The same boy stated that prior to the April 18 incident, he observed the same man in December of 2011 taking photographs of the boy and a friend while they were playing outside near the bus stop. The suspect did not speak with the boys and left the area.
The suspect was observed operating an older teal colored van with silver-colored lower trim. The van is possibly a Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna model. The suspect was described as male, possibly Hispanic, approximately 40 years of age with black hair and acne marks on his face.
The Wheaton Police Department is continuing to investigate. Officers will be on patrol throughout the city searching for the suspect. Area schools have been notified.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Division Commander James Volpe at 630-260-2055.
Anyone who observes suspicious activity should call 9-1-1 immediately.