Attempted child abduction reported near Bud Hawk Elementary School

BPD: Suspect was a white male with a black mask and was driving a white van.

Bremerton Police are looking for a suspect following reports of an attempted child abduction in the area of Bud Hawk Elementary School.

A 16-year-old and her 4-year-old sibling were allegedly walking home today in the vicinity of Bud Hawk Elementary School when a white male exited a white van and approached the pair. As the individual approached the pair, the 16-year-old and her sibling ran home, according to Central Kitsap School District Community Relations Director David Beil. Once at home, the pair informed a parent of what had happened, the parent then contacted school officials, who then called law enforcement.

After working with school officials and searching the area, it was determined that it was safe to dismiss the students at the regular school release time, according to Beil. No children have been reported abducted by the suspect at this time and the two children who fled the scene are the only ones to report encounters with the suspect.

The suspect was described as a white male and was wearing a black mask.

“We continue to investigate this incident with the assistance from other local law enforcement agencies,” stated Lt. Aaron Elton of the Bremerton Police Department in a press release. “If you have information, especially video of the van in the residential area of Jackson Park, please call Kitsap County 911 and provide it to an officer.”

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