A Press Release from New London Police Department
Earlier today, the New London Police Department released information about a complaint received regarding a child who had been approached by a suspicious person after missing a school bus.
Through further investigation, the department can convey that it has been confirmed the child was actually approached by a family friend. The people, who overheard the exchange, thought the incident seemed suspicious and rightfully reported it to police.
Incidents have been reported on the 16th and 10th of this month in which the incidents and suspect descriptors are similar to one another. These incidents remain part of active investigations. Police have increased patrols in these areas during school bus pick up and drop off times.
Please continue to be aware of your surroundings and take this opportunity to remind your children about safety. Please remind them to:
- Never respond to strangers when they are alone
- Stay with their friends
- Report suspicious incidents to trusted adults
- Never accept gifts/food/candy
- Never accept rides.
- Be alert to similar incidents, especially in areas that have been identified
- Never go with anyone without parent or guardian permission
- Always tell someone where they are going.
The Department encourages citizens to always report suspicious activity and is thankful to those citizens who conveyed the suspicious activity that they had witnessed.
If anyone has information regarding such activity, they are asked to contact the New London Police Department. In an emergency, call 911. For non-emergencies, please call (860) 447-5269.