xpauydby · 2022-04-25

Suspicious motorists approaches youth

Police say a woman driving a late-model gold coloured van offered to give a Wasaga Beach child a ride to school on Thurs., April 30.

The child did not know the woman, police say.

Const. Mark Kinney of the Huronia West OPP detachment says the incident happened around 9 a.m.

"This gold van stopped beside the youth who at the time was in the area of the pathway that connects Caribou Trail with Birchview Dunes Elementary School," Kinney said.

He said that thankfully the youth ran away and once at school, reported the incident.

"The members of the Huronia West detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police remind all parents to speak to your children about being safe while walking along our roadways," Kinney said.

He said that under no circumstances should youth ever enter someone’s home or vehicle if they don’t have parental permission to do so.

He added that youth should also travel with a buddy and avoid isolated routes. Parents should also make sure they know the route their child is taking, Kinney said.

Anyone with information about the above incident is asked to call the detachment at 429-3575.