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Update:Report on SUV in Baxter a misunderstanding, Sheriff's Office says

A car that was reportedly trying to "lure children" was actually waiving children across the road, according to the York County Sheriff's Office.

Earlier in the week, the York County Sheriff's Office issued an alert to area law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for a gold or yellow Ford SUV after a complaint from a Baxter Village woman spurred concerns about someone trying to lure children to such a vehicle.

A Richards Crossing woman filed a complaint with the sheriff's office Tuesday, telling a deputy about possibly suspicious activity involving four adults in a newer model Ford Explorer with a light-colored license plate on that street. The woman said she was told by her daughter that the adults in the SUV were "trying to lure children over to the car," according to the report.

The child's mother told a deputy that an adult friend of hers provided the description of the vehicle.

The deputy wrote in the report that he told the mother "we would look for the SUV" and that "A BOLO was given out to surrounding agencies."

On Friday, the Sheriff's Office issued a statement via Facebook that said that after an investigation "the Sheriff's Office does not believe there was any criminal intent involved in this incident."