FROM CLEVELAND ISD PD
We (Cleveland ISD Police) are currently working on and investigating, reports by some of our students, who ride our school buses in the Bella Vista Neighborhood (Off of F.M. 1010) east of Splendora, in Cleveland ISD in reference to a white panel / work type of van with a male and sometimes a male and female, which has been approaching them.
Thus far, all information recorded indicates the following:
The van is unknown model, “big white work van with card board covering the area where the license plate should be.” The vehicle has “very dark windows.” There is a “male with a beard and dark sun glasses” inside. Sometimes, there has been a female occupant inside this van, as well.
Both the male and the female have specifically attempted to lure or coax our students to approach said van under the guise of looking at “a box of puppies” or the “gift of candy.”
Thus far, thankfully, no student to our knowledge, has approached the van, and have responded correctly by fleeing away from these persons and vehicle.
In response to these reports, CISD Police Officers are currently speaking to multiple students and bus drivers, gathering as much information as possible in reference to this alleged series of suspicious contacts with our students. I have directed / assigned several CISD Police Officers to saturate the Bell Vista and adjoining neighborhood effective this afternoon for increased, highly pro-active patrols of this area for as long as it takes to ensure our students safety.
Should ANYONE see this vehicle, matching the description given, you are urged to call 9-1-1 immediately, or you can certainly contact the CISD Police Department directly at (281)432-2908.