Hamilton police bulletin leads to child safety issue being addressed


Published April 13, 2022 at 10:20 pm

An announcement of a child luring investigation by Hamilton police led to the situation being resolved within two hours on Wednesday night.

The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) stated tonight that they were planning to investigate in the area of St Luke’s Elementary School, located at 345 Albright Rd., on Thursday morning. They had received a report that a child who was walking to school was approached by an unfamiliar adult driver earlier this week.

The incident happened near St. Luke’s between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning. A child was asked twice if they wanted a ride. The child declined and continued walking.

However, later HPS said their initial media release led to making contact with the person who was regarded as a suspect. They have determined there is no safety issue.

“As a result of this media release Hamilton Police have made contact with the involved party in this matter,” HPS stated. “After speaking with them Hamilton Police have determined there are no concerns for the safety of the public or schools as a result of this incident. We thank the public for their assistance in this matter.”

In addition to St. Luke’s, other schools in the area were notified of the planned investigation.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at crimestoppershamilton.com.

Note: this article has been updated since the publication of new information. An earlier headline stated, “Hamilton police conducting child luring investigation.”

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