Warning to Whiting Residents of Suspicious Subject

Officers were dispatched on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 4:24 pm to the 1400 block of John Street in reference to a suspicious subject.  A 15 year old juvenile stated she was walking home from school in the alley of the 1900 block of Clark Street towards her home on John Street when she heard a vehicle approaching from behind her.  She assumed it was a neighbor who was parking their vehicle so she moved to the side.  The vehicle stopped and a white, heavy set male exited the vehicle and approached her asking for directions.  She told the male subject she did not know what he was asking and continued walking.  The victim stated she heard footsteps behind her and felt someone grab her.  She turned around swinging her arm and saw it was the same male subject.  The male was scared off by her and she ran home.

The male subject was described as a white male, mid 30’s, heavy set, fade haircut, no facial hair, wearing a black jacket.  The victim was unable to provide a make and model of the vehicle, only stating it was a van, tan in color and beat up.  She was also unable to provide a license plate number.