Orange Co. warns of man attempting to lure children into van

Orange Co. warns of man attempting to lure children into van

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, the office has had reports of an older, heavyset, white male with a white beard who is driving a white van stopping children to tell them he has a sick puppy in the back of the van. The 2006 white van has a white rack on top with Ohio license plates. He has most recently been in the downtown Orange area on John Street and possibly the Mauriceville area. Sheriff Merritt does not want to alarm anyone, but for for the safety of our children in Orange County and surrounding areas, he asks residents to be aware and alert.

If you see this van, please call 911 or your local authorities. Do not approach or attempt to detain the suspect.

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