Police Close Case on Man Who Approached Young Girl
Police are able to track down the owner of the tan Ford Taurus who told a 10-year-old he was looking for a lost dog.
Tewksbury Police investigators successfully tracked down the driver of a tan Ford Taurus who approached a 10-year-old girl Friday evening claiming to be looking for a lost dog.
The incident took place near Green Street and the girl and her father reported it to police on Saturday.
According to Police Chief Timothy Sheehan, the investigation revealed that the man was, in fact, looking for a dog that was owned by a relative and had been last seen in the Silver Lake area.
The case has now been closed, said Sheehan.
According to information in the Tewksbury Police log, the incident took place between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on Sept. 7. According to the original police log entry, the girl told police that the man approached her in his vehicle, said he was looking for a dog and tried to get her to get into the car.
However, according to Sheehan, the man had actually asked the girl to just keep a lookout for the dog. The man then drove away.
The police canvassed the neighborhood over the next few days and, based on the description of the vehicle provided by the girl, they were able to track down the car and the driver and conduct an interview that revealed the misunderstanding.