Press Release posted 3/23/16 – On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at approximately 3:15pm, a 14-year old student was walking home westbound on Grandview Ave from St. Rita’s School. The student said a white van, (unknown model) drove up next to her while she was on the sidewalk. The student said a male (perhaps White or Hispanic) opened the passenger side door of the van and pointed his finger behind her, towards a nearby house, asking the student “Is that your jacket on the roof” or “is that a jacket on the roof”. This suspicious behavior by the man frightened the student, who took off running from the location. When the student looked back, she saw the white van make a U- turn (east bound on Grandview) and then proceed north on Baldwin Ave. Once the student was home, the student called her mother who notified St. Rita’s School, who in turn called the Sierra Madre Police Department.
Anyone with any information to this incident or a similar incident should contact the Sierra Madre Police Department at 626.355.1414.
The PD is working in conjunction with St. Rita’s School to make ensure the correct information is provided to the community.