BOLO / Suspicious Incident – On October 30, 2015, at approximately 9:00 PM, Officers were dispatched to the area of NW 174th Avenue and NW 202nd Street reference a Suspicious Incident.
Contact was made with two female juveniles who advised they were outside, when a small, newer model, Silver SUV stopped in the roadway. The driver asked if they wanted to get in his car. The driver is described as a W/M, full beard, wearing a dark shirt. The victims further advised that the male’s voice was not deep, and almost sounded like a “girl’s” voice. The vehicle left southbound on NW 202nd Street when one of the juveniles went to get help.
HSPD Patrol Officers and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Helicopter checked the area with negative results in locating the vehicle. A BOLO was dispatched via the Combined Communications Center (CCC) to adjoining Agencies.
HSPD would like to remind parents and children to remain vigilant and always be aware of their surroundings and to call 911 to report suspicious incidents, vehicles and/or persons. HSPD will be increasing its patrol efforts on Halloween night.
Anyone with information on this incident and/or related incidents can call the High Springs Police Department at (352) 955-1818, or contact Crime Stoppers of Alachua County at (352) 372-STOP for a potential reward.
The City of High Springs Police Department and Community Redevelopment Agency are honoring Town Marshal George Lasonro Bryant who was killed in the line of duty on December 3, 1908. A memorial dedication will be held on Thursday, December 3, at 10 am in front of High Springs Police Headquarters. Town Marshal Bryant served the City of High Springs for fifteen years prior to being shot and killed by an intoxicated suspect while investigating a disturbance. Town Marshal Bryant was the first law enforcement officer killed in Alachua County and the only law enforcement officer killed in High Springs.
The City of High Springs will be declaring December 3, 2015 as Town Marshal George Lasonro Bryant Day in High Springs, FL. We have invited the grandson and great grandchildren of Town Marshal Bryant to dedicate a memorial to Town Marshal Bryant’s service and sacrifice. A small reception will be held immediately following the dedication in the High Springs Old School.
Halloween with the HSPD
Halloween has been celebrated on October 31st in the United States since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children get to dress up and enjoy candy and other treats. In order to assist the High Springs Community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the High Springs Police Department has compiled the following Halloween safety tips for children and their parents.
TRICK OR TREAT
Saturday, October 31st
6:00 – 8:00