"No crime has been committed that we know of," Heiden said. The driver is voluntarily talking to the police, who are only investigating the case as a suspicious circumstance, she said.
District spokesman Jason Olson previously said a warning about the ice cream truck sent out to parents on Oct. 4 originated with an incident reported to a principal at Wasatch Elementary, near 1200 East and South Temple, last month. A mother told the principal that the driver of a music-playing, white-mini van with ice cream signs on its panels was driving around school grounds approaching children when no adults were present.
When the woman attempted to approach the driver, he drove away.
Olson said there had been a similar report from a principal at an otherwise unidentified west Salt Lake City elementary school.
There have been no reports of children being harmed or lured into the vehicle, but authorities are nonetheless concerned.
Heiden gave kudos to the neighbors for paying attention and calling the police when they see suspicious vehicles.