10-23-2009, 07:09 AM #1Registered User
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MA - Alert- 3 Attempted Abductions- Same individual?
If this is the same man, he seems determined to take a child. First 'known' attempt on 9/11, then 14 days later on 9/25, then 20 days later on 10/14. imo This information should be blasted Statewide so that awareness is heighten.
[HeraldNews.com] 9/11/2009, Fall River, MA -- "Police are increasing patrols around Kennedy Park after an alleged attempted abduction of an Atlantis Charter School student Friday morning."
"Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Mauretti said officer Patrick McNerney responded to the school’s Park Street campus Friday after a physical education teacher informed the school’s principal that a student reported a man in a white van asked him to get into the vehicle."
"Mauretti said the incident happened between 8:30 and 9:40 a.m. while a gym class used the park’s baseball field near the corner of Middle and South Main streets. He said two students were asked to retrieve a soccer ball that went over the field’s fence. When a 10-year-old boy who retrieved the ball returned, Mauretti said, the teacher reported the child “looked scared." The boy told the teacher that a man in a white "van called over to him and asked him to come into his van.
"Mauretti said the van operator was described as a white male, with black and gray hair, a ponytail, and a gray beard. The suspect was also described as having brown or yellowed teeth, prescription glasses and wearing a red and black checkered short sleeve shirt and NASCAR cap."
"He said the van was described as white or light silver, with tinted windows, a rusted back section and dent in the right front corner near the wheel."
Original Article Located At :: http://www.heraldnews.com/education/...s-Kennedy-Park
[WPRI.com] 9/25/2009, Fall River, MA -- "Fall River police are investigating an attempted child abduction."
"Authorities say a Letourneau Elementary School Student was on their way to school on Friday morning when a white man in a white van tried to kidnap the child on Stafford Road."
"A parent tells Eyewitness News the fifth grader was targeted while walking in a group of children just a couple of blocks from the school."
"The abduction attempt comes just weeks after a stranger with a similar description approached an Atlantis Charter School student near Kennedy Park."
"Officials at Letourneau Elementary School sent home a letter to parents on Friday informing them of the incident."
"Police have not released many details on the attempted adbuction, including a description of the suspect, but they do confirm an investigation is underway."
Original Article Located At :: http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_n...ion20090926cmh
[MetroWestDailyNews.com] 10/14/2009, Natick, MA -- "Police today said they are investigating the report of an attempted abduction of a pre-teen boy yesterday."
"The boy told investigators that a man in a minivan approached him as he walked on Eastleigh Lane after getting off the bus around 3 p.m., police spokesman Lt. Brian Grassey said."
"The boy said the man lowered the driver's side window and said, 'I'm Mr. Smith. Your mother told me to take you out to eat before you go home.'''
"The boy ran home and told his babysitter what happened, who then called the parents who reported it to police."
"Officers did not find anyone yesterday."
"The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s with dark hair, a dark, short beard and glasses. He was driving a white minivan, Grassey said."
"'We're taking it seriously, but the problem with the information is it is very generic,'' said Grassey. "We hope to interview the boy and get more detailed information.'"
"Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Natick Police at 508-647-9516."
Original Article Located At :: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/ne...pted-abduction
Last edited by capoly; 10-23-2009 at 07:16 AM.
10-23-2009, 07:38 AM #2
Gotta be the same man. I am glad that a letter was sent home with students at Letourneau Elementary. All schools in the entire state need to be proactive and send letters home with their students. I would like to see that letter also include information for the parents to look up all RSO's in their immediate area.
Something has just got to give where our childrens safety is concerned. Too many parents either do not read the newspaper or do not have time to watch the news on TV. And some just do not care until it is too late.
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