On Monday, April 23, 2018 Beaumont Police responded to a residence near the 2200 block of West Virginia in reference to an Attempted Kidnapping. Officers were told that a vehicle with 3 occupants called out to three children who were walking home from Blanchette Elementary. Details are limited at this time, Beaumont Police Detectives are working diligently to gather as much information as possible about this incident. We are working with BISD PD as well as Lamar University PD, as a similar incident reportedly happened on campus Friday.
BPD is encouraging parents to speak with their children about stranger danger, and what to do if they are approached by strangers.
Make sure your child knows:
- How to give a police officer her name, address, and home phone number
- If someone follows him or tries to force him into a car, run the opposite direction and scream
- Use the buddy system when walking home from school or playing outside
If you have any information about this incident or any similar incidents, please contact the Beaumont Police Department at 409-832-1234. We value the safety of our community and are working to gather accurate information to release about possible suspects.