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.”
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.
description both of the alleged man and his alleged car was notable for its
wealth and variety of interesting detail.