Area police departments warn families after alleged stranger incident

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BOSCOBEL, Wis. (WKBT)– Area police departments are warning families about ‘Stranger Danger’ after a young girl was allegedly confronted by a man while waiting for the school bus.

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, the girl was at Warah Street and Hummel Avenue Area in Boscobel when the alleged incident happened. The child said the man stopped and asked her if she wanted a ride. She told the man no twice before he left.

The man is described as white with a lot of scars on the left side of his face. He was driving a white-colored van with the rear window covered in spray paint.

The Boscobel Police Department is asking parents to make sure their children know to never get into a vehicle with someone they don’t know. People should stay vigilant and report incidents like this to the police immediately.

The Readstown Police Department said in a Facebook post that usually there are several parents at the bus pickup locations. However, it is still an issue that people should be talking to their children about.

The post said if you see any suspicious vehicles, people or other activity in the community, please report it to police. Without the partnership with the area and its citizens, keeping the community safe would be impossible.