Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office were called out to Park Road and Pine Cone Drive in Moss Bluff on Tuesday, October 17 in regards to a suspicious van spotted in the area.

Detectives were advised that a man driving a van stopped two elementary and middle school age kids, and asked them personal questions. Sheriff Tony Mancuso assures they are "investigating the incident and following all possible leads", even going so far as to beef up patrols in the area where the van was last seen near the school.

“I want to urge parents to talk to their children about stranger danger and teach them to be aware of their surroundings.” - Sheriff Mancuso

The unidentified man is described as a white male, between the ages of 30 and 40 years old, with brown hair. The van is described as silver or gray in color. Anyone with information that can help detectives is encouraged to contact CPSO detectives at 491.3605.