Copperas Cove Police Address Safety Concerns Following Walmart Incident
The Copperas Cove Police Department issued a press release Monday to address safety concerns following an incident that occurred at an area Walmart last month.
According to the release from Sgt. Julie Lehmann, a Copperas Cove woman was shopping on Tuesday, February 25 when she overheard a man say that he intended to follow her out of the store and into the parking lot. As she exited, the woman noticed the man leave as well and enter a white utility truck along with an unknown number of other men. The vehicle did not attempt to follow her, but the woman did report its license plate number to Copperas Cove police.
The department’s Criminal Investigations Division made contact with the men during the course of its investigation and determined that they were not local residents, but workers from out of town. The men confirmed that they were at the Copperas Cove Walmart on the night in question, but investigators have found no evidence to suggest that they planned to approach the woman. The press release states that the men and the company for which they work have been fully cooperative with the investigation, and though the department will continue to investigate the incident, it currently has no reason to pursue charges.
In response to citizens expressing safety concerns, Monday’s press release contained a reminder that the Copperas Cove Police Department takes all reports seriously and values the safety of Cove residents and visitors.