By ALAN REED
News Staff Reporter
“We don’t know how credible the reports are at this time, but our officers are looking into it,”
MVPD interim chief Capt. George Hartz
MOUNT VERNON — Parents of students at Mount Vernon City Schools are reminded to be cautious of strangers in the school vicinity offering a ride to students.
Mount Vernon Police Department interim chief Capt. George Hartz told the News that police officers have received three separate reports of individuals offering a ride to students walking near Mount Vernon Middle School on Thursday afternoon. Each case included a different description of a vehicle and person involved. One report said the vehicle was a black Jeep, however, it is not believed to be the Jeep identified in a similar instance last week near East Elementary School.
“We don’t know how credible the reports are at this time, but our officers are looking into it,” said Hartz.