Update: 8 p.m., May 17: Solebury Township police say they have identified the operator of the white van involved in the alleged suspicious activity of May 13, and will release more information at a later date.
Solebury Township Police said they received a report of an incident on Tuesday, May 13 at around 7 p.m. during which a graying white male in a white van allegedly attempted to convince three boys in the North Pointe development to approach his vehicle so he could “give them a basketball.”
The three boys, aged approximately 10-11, had been playing in a residential driveway when approached, were immediately suspicious, and told parents.
Solebury Police Chief Dominick P. Bellizzie said the suspect was a “heavy-set white man in his 50s, with graying hair — curly in back and balding on top — and a four-inch gray beard.” He was driving a full-sized white van with a ladder on top, Bellizzie confirmed.
He said police are receiving a stream of reports, one of which turned out to be a false alarm from the Riverwoods section of New Hope on Wednesday, May 14. Other law enforcement agencies have been very helpful in the search, say Solebury police.