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Press Release

Suspicious Bus Stop Incident on February 14, 2013

Release date: 2/15/2013

Dwg-BusStopIncident.jpgOn February 14, 2013, at approximately 7:45am, an incident occurred at a bus stop in the area of Shiawassee and Violet, near Orchard Lake Road.

Five students (grades five and six) witnessed a vehicle slow down and honk its horn as it passed and the driver made a hand gesture. There are conflicting reports that the driver of the vehicle may have had a weapon. The windows of the vehicle had a light tint and were rolled up. The type of weapon, if any, has not been confirmed. The vehicle left the area northbound on Orchard Lake Road.

The suspect vehicle is described as a newer model extended cab 4X4 black pickup truck (possibly a Ford F-150). The vehicle had dark tinted windows in the rear, 4X4 emblem and a blue and white license plate.
The driver is described as a white male in his twenties, with dark brown hair, possibly a goatee, wearing a dark colored shirt or coat and dark colored baseball hat.

According to Farmington Public Safety Department Commander Terry Purves, no one was hurt and the students boarded their bus without incident and were transported to school. "Investigators have questioned the students from the bus stop who are in middle school. A composite of the driver has also been developed by public safety department personnel. The incident is under investigation," said Commander Purves. There will be extra patrol in the area.

For further information please contact Director Robert Schulz at 248-474-5500, ext. 2235.



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