City police to increase patrols after attempted abduction at school bus stop
The Brazil Police Department plans to increase patrols in areas where students wait on school buses after a report of an attempted abduction Thursday morning on Brazil's northwest side.
BPD Cpt. Dennis Archer says a Meridian Elementary fifth-grader reported an adult male in a vehicle approached her as she waited for the bus at 601 West Central Ave. around 7:15 a.m. The male asked her if she wanted to get in his car, then drove off, when the 11-year-old girl told him no.
The suspect is described as either Hispanic or Asian, ages 30 to 40, with dark skin, a bald or shaved head and no facial hair. He was driving a newer model navy blue, four-door sedan. He was last seen in the area of Central Avenue and Sherman Street.
Archer asks anyone with information about the incident to contact the BPD at 812-446-2211.
"We plan to have additional officers out driving in the morning in areas where students are waiting for school buses," Archer added.
Meridian Elementary and Clay Community Schools are sending letters home with students about the incident as well as safety information for parents and children to talk about.
View both letters here: