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Published April 08 2010

Girls in Gwinner, N.D., report being followed by van

GWINNER, N.D. – Sargent County residents are being warned about two incidents in which girls had been followed by a large white van.

The sheriff’s office said the girls both reported that they were followed for several blocks on their way home in Gwinner. One of the girls was stopped by the vehicle and confronted by a passenger, according to the sheriff’s office.

A summary of the two reports:

The sheriff’s office said no attempt was made to abduct or detain either girl. However, authorities ask parents and the community to be aware of the incidents while warning against spreading misinformation.

Area schools have been notified and are taking precautions, the sheriff’s office said.

Anyone with information concerning these reports is asked to contact the Sargent County Sheriff’s Office at (701) 724-3302.