Suspicious White Van Reports Have Parents on Edge in Southern Humboldt
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received one report. According to Samantha Karges, a spokesperson for the department stated,
On Sept. 12, just before 5 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a Redway residence for the report of a suspicious circumstance that had occurred earlier in the day.
According to the reporting party, her son was dropped off by his school bus on the 500 block of Redway Drive that afternoon As the juvenile began walking to meet his mother at her workplace on West Coast Road (approx. ½ mile walk), he noticed a white van seemingly following him. The juvenile ran to a local coffee shop for help.
We are still investigating this incident and have no further details at this time.
However, we do encourage parents to teach their children about being aware of their surroundings and trusting their instincts about a situation. While we are still investigating the intent and circumstances of this incident, the juvenile absolutely did the right thing in getting to a safe place and calling for help.
Another report in social media indicates the driver might have tattoos.