RCMP continue to investigate Monday’s possible attempted kidnapping

Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky says no updates available

Revelstoke RCMP continue to investigate after an elementary school student was approached by a man on her way to school on Dec. 18.

The 12-year-old girl is a student at Columbia Park Elementary school and was walking to school late, around 9 a.m., when she was approached by a person she describe as a First Nations- looking male on Bernard Nelson Crescent.

The man is described as being approximately 5’11’’, 30 to 40 years old and was wearing a black “Carhart” style jean jacket over top of a black hooded sweater with the hood up.

He was driving a small, newer-style four-door black car with a circular sticker on the driver’s side rear window.

The girl reported that male drove up and advised her that he was there on the mother’s behalf, to bring her home. The man exited his vehicle and the girl declined the offer and ran away toward her residence.

The girl’s mother was not home, but a family friend drove her to school, at which time the police were contacted.

Revelstoke RCMP is commending the girl for not engaging in conversation with a stranger and running away.

Revelstoke RCMP recommends youths travel in groups to and from school if possible, not to engage in conversation with strangers and to report any suspicious activity to an adult and the police.

RELATED: Revelstoke RCMP issue sexual assault warning

On Dec. 21, the RCMP told the Review that there were no updates in the continuing investigation.

Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky said the RCMP don’t know if the attempted abduction is related to a string of sexual assault complaints in the fall that they heard about “third-hand.”

Grabinsky said no one has come forward to report anything and the RCMP have no descriptions.

RCMP investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident on Dec. 18, or who may have information regarding the matter, asking them to contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255.


 

@marissatiel
marissa.tiel@revelstokereview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Revelstoke’s forestry museum launches podcasts and new website

One of their summer students is working remotely

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Aug. 6

Chautauqua, CPR strike and destructive fire

Morning Start: The human body contains trace amounts of gold

Your morning start for Friday, August 7, 2020

A variety of art coming to Revelstoke gallery this fall

A members’ show in December will act as a gift market

Roots & Blues announces ticket giveaway ahead of online festival

The festival is streaming free online this year, but those who pre-register can win passes for 2021.

VIDEO: U.S. Air Force pilot does fly-by for B.C. son amid COVID border separation

Sky-high father-son visit plays out over White Rock Pier

‘It’s just my job’: Off-duty Peachland paramedic saves choking girl downtown Penticton

Family vacationing in Penticton assisted by off-duty paramedic, who helps save 13-year-old

Central Okanagan adds 3,600 jobs in July: Statistics Canada

The region’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 10 per cent in July

Vandals target North Okanagan camper

COVID-19 ‘No camping’ warnings sprayed on local camper

Evacuation alert for 43 homes near Dry Lake fire rescinded

Fire status changed to Under Control, crews remain on site patrolling and extinguishing hot spots

Fundraiser launched for West Kelowna family who lost their home to fire

The family’s Sunview Drive home was destroyed after an accidental fire on Aug. 6

B.C. wildfire crews have battled 111 blazes in the last seven days

Twenty-nine fires remain active, as of Friday (Aug 7)

B.C. health minister applauds Kelowna Mayor, council for COVID-19 outbreak response

‘I think they are a model of how we respond’ - said Health Minister Adrian Dix

T-Rex earns big bids at B.C. dino auction

Over 500 dino-themed lots sold to buyers from across North America

Most Read