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By Polly Taylor
Pine Bluffs Post 

Pine Bluffs police seek man in roadside incident


An unknown white male driving a white minivan approached an 11-year-old juvenile female Monday, July 6, in the Beech Street and I-80 overpass construction area on the east side of Pine Bluffs, asking if she needed a ride, according to Pine Bluffs Police Department

The girl refused the ride. Police consider the man a person of interest and want to talk with him.

Pine Bluffs Police Chief Justin Trout said he has been interviewing possible witnesses and anyone else who might have seen the man. He said the driver is a white male in his early- to mid-60s, with dark blonde or light brown hair. He is also described as having a pockmarked face.

The vehicle the man is operating is described as being a white van with faded pink and blue pinstripes, and it could have a rectangular sticker affixed to it. The make, model and license plate number are unknown, police said

A flagman, working in the area on Beech Street where the young girl was approached, reported to Chief Trout that he went to the van and asked the driver if he knew the girl.

Trout said that parents and Pine Bluffs residents should be on the lookout for the man and minivan, and reminds them of an incident that occurred in Pine Bluffs several years ago involving the rape of two young women under similar circumstances.

“We don’t want something like that to happen again,” Trout said.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident can contact Trout at (307) 637-6524.


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