The Milford Police Department said it has received three reports over the past couple of weeks of suspicious people in vehicles who have attempted to solicit young children while they were not in the presence of an adult.

The Milford Police Department said it has received three reports over the past couple of weeks of suspicious people in vehicles who have attempted to solicit young children while they were not in the presence of an adult.
The first report took place on Jan. 27 while a student waited for the bus at a house on Staytonville Road in Lincoln. The child said that a white male, possibly in his 40’s with brown hair and unshaven, was wearing a black coat when he stopped in the area of the house and asked the student if they “needed a driver.”
The juvenile reported the suspect vehicle was a white minivan similar to a 2003 white Ford Windstar. The same white Ford Windstar was seen by two other children at nearby bus stops. That particular report is being investigated by the Delaware State Police.
The second report happened on Jan. 30 in the Milford Commons shopping center off Route 113. It involved an older model white minivan, possibly a Dodge Caravan, where a white male in his 30’s attempted to solicit a child out of a vehicle they were seated in alone and into his, police said.
The third report took place on Feb. 9 at around 3:40 p.m. when a student was getting off a bus in the area of Lakeview Avenue and Hall Place. A tan older model Ford Windstar van was being driven by a white female with another white female passenger, and they pulled up to the juvenile and asked the child to meet them down the roadway by the old Milford Middle School.
A witness reported seeing the van stop and the women talking to the child before driving off slowly. The witness believes the van had an out of state white registration, possibly Maryland.
All three suspect vehicles appear to be similar in color and body style, with the exception that the victims are reporting possible different makes and models.
Milford police are urging parents and children to be aware while outside and to report anything suspicious to the Milford Police Department or any agency where these vehicles may be spotted.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Milford police at 302-422-8081, by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted to the Milford Police Department’s MyPD App, Facebook or Twitter at @MilfordPoliceDE.