Mansfield Police Department

Suspicious Activity Reported in Mapleton Development – 3/8/19

On 03/08/19 at approximately 3:30 p.m., police received a report of suspicious circumstances involving a juvenile being alarmed by a subject in a vehicle. The incident occurred on Arlington Drive in the Mapleton development. As the juvenile female was walking home, she noticed a white Toyota Corolla or Camry, which she described as dirty and having tinted windows, was driving slowly behind her. She reported that the vehicle pulled alongside of her, stopped, and the driver’s door opened slightly. She noted that the vehicle was being driven by a black male with a beard down to his chest. The man was wearing a black beanie and a heavy brown jacket. The male never spoke to the juvenile or exited the car, but the juvenile reported he stared at her as she walked by. The vehicle made a u-turn and was last seen turning onto Birmingham Drive.

Although the subject didn’t speak to the juvenile, his actions were alarming to her and police want to speak to him. We are asking anyone who has information that might help us identify the vehicle and driver to contact police at 609-298-4411 – Option 1 for police dispatch. Any residents in that area who have video cameras on their homes are asked to check for footage of the vehicle between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. today.