Neighbors think suspicious van’s driver is on sex offender registry

Posted at 5:38 PM, Mar 30, 2012

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - Parents have taken to the internet to spread word about a suspicious van spotted in a Chesterfield County neighborhood.

Tuesday, while watching four children play in her front yard, Virginia Goin was sitting on her front porch saw a white van, driving slowly through the neighborhood.

She continued to see it drive slowly through and after a while, it stopped in front of her house.

The woman said she wondered if the driver might be be lost -- or up to no good -- so she walked over to the driver who told her he was lost, but didn't have a valid reason as to why he had been riding around the neighborhood.

As a result, the woman called police.

The next day, a parent two streets up in Walton Park, called police to report a suspicious white van in her neighborhood.

Chesterfield County police said they are actively looking into the reports.

One neighbor, who said the man use to live in the area more than a decade ago, is why some people believe the driver is on the state's sex offender registry.

Police said they have contacted the state police, who run the sex offender website.

Parents in the meantime, have posted the man's description, information about the van and about a second car, on an elementary school's PTA webpage, the neighborhood association page as well as sending out emails to alert parents.

In you have any information about the driver, call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.