LaPorte Police Investigating Child’s Suspicious Encounter


More information is being sought by LaPorte Police for an incident that occurred last Thursday.

Officers say a 9-year-old boy was in the area of D Street and West 11th Street around 7:30 p.m. when two men in a van approached him.

According to the report, the men drove up to the boy while he was on his way home and asked him to get into their van, even offering candy for cooperation. Officers say the 9-year-old told them “no” and located a police officer near the high school in LaPorte.

Incomplete information about the license plate was reported, but the vehicle is described as a white work van.

The suspects in question are described as two white males with brown hair. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LaPorte Police Department.