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Man In Van Tries To Entice Girl

A man in a dull-black van tried to entice a girl who was riding a bicycle in the White Pines Drive and Grand Fir Drive (in Best Hills area, east of 15th Street) Thursday afternoon. The girl said she was returning from a friend's house on Winter Pines when she noticed the full-size van parked along the roadway, facing east. The van began following her rapidly backward after the girl passed it, according to police reports. At one point, the girl looked back and saw the arm of a white male beckoning her to him. The girl roade into a community park and then to the home of a friend who lives nearby. A short while later, she told her mother of the enticement incident. And the mother and a friend went in search of the van in two separate vehicles. But couldn't find it. Full SR report.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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