On September 5, 2014 Greenwood Police received reports of a man trying to lure children into
his vehicle while they were waiting for their bus at a bus stop. This occurred in the area of the
Summerfield Village neighborhood near Worthsville Road just west of US 31. The man was
described as an older white male and was seen driving an older light blue Chevy Camaro.
Greenwood officers located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The police
officers identified the subject and questioned the man concerning the reported behavior.
During questioning, the man stated that he didn’t know it was illegal to stop and talk with the
children. The officers explained that the circumstances were inappropriate at the least and he
was told to stay away from the bus stops in the future.
The Greenwood Police Department is actively investigating this incident and, if deemed
appropriate, will request criminal charges from the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office. Our
officers will be conducting extra patrols of area bus stops for the next few weeks. Whiteland,
Greenwood and Center Grove schools have been notified and are taking appropriate actions. A
picture is attached of the vehicle.
No arrest has been made at this time. This notice is to make the public aware of this incident
and to have the children be aware of their surroundings when waiting for their buses. Citizens
are urged to call 911 to report any suspicious persons at or near bus stops.