Clarenville RCMP increasing patrols after child approached by stranger
CLARENVILLE, NL — Clarenville RCMP say there will be increased patrols near Riverside Elementary following a report from a mother who says her nineyear-old daughter was approached by a stranger while walking home from school Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Vanessa Prince posted about the incident on Facebook that same night.
Const. Roy Chappell told the Packet these patrols would be ongoing “for the foreseeable future.” The patrols will especially be put in place during times when kids are outside - during recess, lunch and after school.
He also added that, due to the vague description of the vehicle and suspect and without a license plate number, the suspect would be difficult to track.
“It’s not something we can pinpoint any particular vehicle or person, given the information we have,” he explained.
“Without a license plate number, it’s extremely difficult to ascertain what car it would be.”
Chappell said if anybody or their child has a similar encounter, it is best to call RCMP immediately.
“Safety of the kids is our utmost concern.”