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WPD: New truck sighting not suspicious

By on October 30, 2012 at 10:34 am

Waterloo Police Chief Jim Trantham reported that at around 2 p.m. Monday, there was a complaint of an older white male behind the wheel of a white pickup truck in the area of Shady Oak Lane in Waterloo that was parked in a resident’s driveway and calling to a 4- and 5-year-old child to come over to the truck and see his dog. The dog is described as a long-haired small dog.

The suspicious male is described as older with graying hair, the chief said, and the truck was described as a full-size white Ford.

“The truck left the area, and it was determined then that it was not a known friend or relative,” Chief Trantham said. “A neighbor watched the man but initially thought the man was an acquaintance of the children.”

About an hour after this incident was reported by the media on Tuesday morning, the WPD provided an update that it was determined the man is not suspicious and was actually a known person from that neighborhood out looking for his dog. Police are no longer considering this a suspicious incident.

In August, police put the entire county on alert for a white male driving a white pickup, possibly a Chevrolet Silverado, after receiving reports of three similar incidents in which a male driver approached young children.

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Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.