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Report of man attempting to lure girl into car unfounded, Police say

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The Chesterton Police Department has closed its investigation into Tuesday morning’s report by a Westchester Intermediate School student that a man attempted to lure her into his car, after determining her story was “unfounded.”

“The investigation into the incident has revealed that the reported occurrence is unfounded,” Police Chief Dave Cincoski told the Chesterton Tribune around 1 p.m. Tuesday. “The case has been closed and the Chesterton Police Department is not looking into this case any further.”

The Duneland School Corporation released its own follow-up statement later Tuesday afternoon: “After a thorough investigation by the Chesterton Police Department, it has been determined there is not a credible threat due to details of the report being omitted and/or fabricated by the student. As always, the safety and security of our students are our greatest priority. We would like to thank the Chesterton Police Department for their assistance with this situation.”

The girl in question initially advised WIS officials that, between 7:20 and 7:30 a.m. a man in a car offered her a ride to school as she was walking to her bus stop in the area of West Morgan Ave. and South 21st Street.

The girl’s description both of the alleged man and his alleged car was notable for its wealth and variety of interesting detail.

Posted 9/24/2019




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