Police in Eastern Berks Investigate Incident Involving Suspicious Van

The Eastern Berks Regional Police Department is investigating a report of a vehicle which allegedly followed a Boyertown Elementary student home from school Thursday afternoon.

According to investigators, on Thursday November 19th, Eastern Berks Regional Police were contacted by a parent of a Boyertown Elementary School student who reported to have been followed by a white van on S. Madison Street near the Colebrookdale Township / Boyertown Borough line, while walking home from school.

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The incident occurred at approximately 3:35pm at school dismissal time.

The vehicle involved was described as a white van with windows all around and curtains on all the windows except the driver’s side window and the windshield.

The driver was described as a white male in his 30’s or 40’s, wearing a hat and a black hoodie.

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Police say the individual did not attempt to communicate with or initiate contact with the child, nor do they have any evidence that a crime was committed or that there was a specific intent to commit a crime. However, they are seeking information in order to investigate further.

Anyone with information about the identity of the van or driver is asked to call Chief Barry Leatherman, or Sergeant on duty at 610-369-3050, 610-367-5550, or via Berks County Dispatch at 610-655-4911. Incident #: 94-20-03854

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