Lake Park –
Several Northwestern Iowa agencies have begun investigations into what may be attempted abductions of females by an unknown assailant or assailants.
Incidents have occurred in the past few days in Lake Park as well as in Lyon County and Woodbury Counties where reports of a man in a white van has attempted to get females into a van with him.
Lake Park Chief of Police Joe Hoover has issued a press release which states that Lake Park Police were dispatched to reports of a man who was following a girl on September 3, and another similar incident where a 35 year old woman was approached by a male driving a white van on September 4.
The female described the white male as 60-66 years old with a beard and large framed prescription eyeglasses.
She also noted that the van appeared to be a 1990s-or-newer white van with two rear door windows blacked out with Dickinson County plates.
Authorities have issued press releases to local media outlets and notified area schools.
Anyone who notices suspicious activity or has further information, should contact the Lake Park Police Department at 712-336-2525, or contact your local authorities.