One 9-year-old girl from Utah has impressed police officers with a drawing that matches a suspect vehicle involved in a package theft case.
Children are often more observant than adults give them credit for, quietly noticing details about situations they discern as intriguing or troubling.
With their young minds, sharp memories and inward desire for justice and fairness, children like this little girl make great detectives.
An officer with the Springville Police Department in Springville, Utah, had been investigating a package theft. A 9-year-old girl said she had seen the vehicle in question.
According to the SPD’s Facebook comments, Nicole Berg’s daughter was walking home from a friend’s house when she noticed the truck make a u-turn on the street. The people inside the truck snatched the mail right out of Berg’s mailbox.
“I hope we catch these people,” Berg commented. “We noticed a bunch of mail boxes open on our street. I think they only took ours because we had a package in it.”
When the officer asked the girl if she could describe the vehicle, the young sketch artist delivered much more than just a few vague descriptors.
She handed the officer a thorough drawing of a dented red truck with a rack attached to the truck bed.
Springville police described the incident on Facebook, showing off the girl’s eye for detail.
“Cpl. Curtis was investigating a package theft, found a 9 year old witness and asked for a description of the suspect vehicle. Well, he asked and he got a very well drawn picture of the suspect vehicle from the 9 year old little girl. See for yourself!” the department wrote.
Police posted a photo of the suspect’s truck that they had obtained from nearby surveillance video for reference.
The drawing was quite accurate, leaving local residents proud and impressed with their 9-year-old sleuth.
As the girl’s drawing continues to circulate on social media and locally, the chances of someone recognizing the distinctive vehicle can only increase.
“Here at SVPD we leave no stone unturned when it comes to investigating misdeeds in Springville City!” the department wrote.
Police added that a man and a woman were seen inside the truck and had reportedly been following a mail truck around the neighborhood.
“If you know them please PM us here or call dispatch at 801-489-9421,” the department requested.
Liftable, a section of The Western Journal, has reached out to the Springville Police Department for comment but has not yet received a response. We will update this article if and when we do.
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