Many thanks to SALEM for this find, and reporting it to authorities in both states! :clap: This is where Salem first discovers the crime in Santa Barbara: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86822&page=8 Media information below: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32072451 <snipped> On Monday, 11-year-old Courtnee claims she was walking home from a friend's house when she was approached by a strange man driving a white van. "The guy was just sitting there and I was about to turn the corner and he yelled, 'Hey, you want to come help me look for my puppy?'" Courtnee recalled. Sensing something wasn't right, Courtnee took off. "She just darted back to the neighbor's house and called me," said Courtnee's mother, Melody Creath. Melody says that's when she called police and then headed out into the neighborhood to warn others. It didn't take long for the word to get around the neighborhood. "They were in a van with Washington plates and no side windows," said 12-year-old Cameron Carter.