Two different men in two different vehicles reportedly tried to make contact with a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from St. Louise Church on Wednesday morning at about 9 a.m., according to Brookfield police.
Police “wanted to get the word out, for people to call in anything suspicious and to be vigilant,” said Lt. James Episcopo, who added police have contacted area schools.
Brookfield-LaGrange Park School District 95 subsequently sent a letter to parents about the incidents, for which there is limited information.
According to the police report, the girl told police she was walking down 31st Street when she noticed a black car following her. She was wearing headphones, so she didn’t notice the vehicle right away.
The girl called her mother, who told her to go to a relative’s house nearby. On her way there, the black car reportedly pulled up to the curb in the 3100 block of Maple and the driver, described simply as a black man in his 30s, reportedly stated, “Can I talk to you for a minute? I just want to know your name.”
The girl ran away and got to the 3200 block of Maple Avenue when she saw a white pickup truck driven by a different man, who reportedly motioned to her with his finger to approach the vehicle. She kept on running, police said.
Police searched the area without success for vehicles matching the description given to them by the girl. Police are keeping a special watch in the area and have notified neighboring police departments of the incident.