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Clarksville Police reports Driver tries to pickup two Young Girls on Melrose Drive


Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 7:16pm, Clarksville Police Officers responded to a suspicious activity call at the 3400 block of Melrose Drive (area of Melrose Drive and Southwood Drive).

The resident said that her two daughters, ages 7 and 5, were playing outside in their front yard when a burgundy pick-up truck drove up to them and asked for their names. Then the driver asked them to hop into the vehicle.

Clarksville Police respond to Suspicious Activity in Melrose Drive Area.

Clarksville Police respond to Suspicious Activity in Melrose Drive Area.

At that time, the 7-year-old grabbed the 5-year-old and ran back inside the house and notified her family. The truck then sped off.

The truck may be a Burgundy Chevy Z71, based on the 7-year-old seeing a Z on the side of the truck near the back. The driver was described as a 30-40 year old Hispanic male with a thin beard and straight black hair. The passenger was also a middle-aged Hispanic male with a thicker beard wearing a dark hat.

During the investigation, 2 other children came up and said that they were followed by a big dark red truck a couple weeks ago in the area of Bruceton Drive, and the driver was a Hispanic male wearing a hat.

If anyone locates the individuals and vehicle that matches the descriptions noted in this release, please call the CrimeStoppers TIPS Hotline at 931.645.TIPS (8477) or visit their website at

If anyone has information, contact Detective Joe Shrum at 931-648-0656 Ext 5391. He is also looking for video footage from home security cameras that may have caught an image of this vehicle and/or suspects.

When suspicious activity is observed, please call 911 immediately. By calling 911, you will be certain that your issue will be responded to immediately and treated with high priority.




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