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Archive for Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bonner Springs police seeking information in possible abduction at Lion’s Park Friday

June 23, 2012

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The Bonner Springs police department is asking the public for more information to help determine whether a child was abducted Friday at Lion’s Park.

Lt. Rick Schubert said two 10-year-old boys reported seeing a white, bald male wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans grab a small boy around the waist with one arm, while using the other to cover his mouth. The boy was said to be about four feet tall wearing shorts and, per the two witnesses, had his hair styled in a “Justin Bieber haircut.”

The boys reported seeing this occur between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday. After grabbing the boy, the man put him in a white van with windows and drove away.

As of 11 p.m. Saturday, no additional information had come forward and no child was reported missing, Schubert said. He added that the two boys who witnessed the event weren’t supposed to be at the park at that time, which is why there was a delay in reporting what they saw.

At this moment, absent additional information, the department is not calling this an abduction.

“It’s just very suspicious circumstances,” Schubert said. “It could be a parent disciplining an unruly child. At this point, we’re not sure what we’ve got, but we’re sure the boys saw something.”

Bonner Springs police is asking anyone near the park at the time of the incident or those with additional information to call the department at 913-596-3000.

Comments

Pywacket 1 year, 9 months ago

i'm guessing deec is right and it was an annoyed parent picking the kid up. It's good that the other kids were paying attention and were concerned enough to report what they saw, though. They did the right thing.

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Steven Gaudreau 1 year, 9 months ago

If the van had no windows, then I would be concerned.

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deec 1 year, 9 months ago

It's also possible, given the time of day the incident occurred, that it was time to go home for supper and the kid was throwing a tantrum and didn't want to go. When my kids were young, I carried plenty of struggling yelling kids to the car when they wouldn't cooperate.

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Vaildini 1 year, 9 months ago

Well I think that is the reason there isn't a full out Amber Alert. But just like what happened at Walmart, people could be traveling through. Just being sure I guess. If the LJWorld didn't post it people would get on here a rip them for not.

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Pywacket 1 year, 9 months ago

I don't think superswagg56 is missing anything... I think s/he means, wouldn't the child's absence have been reported by the PARENTS right away?

In other words, if someone's kid was missing, wouldn't they go to the police, who would start getting the word out immediately? With the sighting of the boys in the park (whenever they decided to report it) being a secondary report...

This is how I interpret the question, anyway...

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Vaildini 1 year, 9 months ago

your missing something in the article. It says the 2 young boys weren't suppose to be at the park so they didn't report it right away.

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Steve Swaggerty 1 year, 9 months ago

Did I miss something? If a child had been abducted wouldn't it have been reported almost immediately? Definitely before now?

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