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The first incident happened on September 17. A 13-year-old girl was waiting for her school bus at Seminole and Weller when a white male in a white vehicle attempted to entice her into his vehicle, according to the Springfield Police Department.  She refused and ran.

The second incident happened October 8.  Two 13-year-old girls and one 12-year-old girl had just gotten off their school bus at Pickwick and Wayland when they noticed a white male get out of his vehicle and begin following them.  They began running and screaming, and the man ran from the area.

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The Springfield Police Department is offering another chance for the public to see how it operates and to learn about various aspects of law enforcement.  Applications are being taken for the next Citizens Police Academy, which starts September 6.  The ten-week long program, meets three hours every Thursday night. 

The course covers a lot of topics, according to Springfield Police Department spokesperson Lisa Cox.

"They really get the full scope of what our department does--each specific unit how it operates, why we do the things we do," Cox said.

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The Springfield Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred on May 15.  Fifty-five-year-old Raymond Glenn Heiskillwas dropped off at the intersection of Kansas Expressway and Norton Avenue at around noon  and has not been seen or heard from since.

He's described as white, 5 ' 11" tall, 184 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes and tattoos on both arms and a tattoo and a scar on his chest.

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Update at 10:44 AM:   Springfield Police Department Lt.

Springfield police say an incident on March 25 was vandalism, not a hate crime.  A swastika was spray-painted on the front door of a residence at 815 E. Locust, and a car was vandalized.  The car had been egged, the front windshield smashed and the exterior mirrors damaged.

On the same night, police investigated another vandalism incident at 900 N. Fulbright where the residence had been egged, and racial slurs, a swastika and sexual images had been spray-painted on a vehicle.