Scott Allen, Chief of Police
153 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
East Bridgewater Police Seek to Identify Man Who Approached Teen Girl Near Bus Stop
EAST BRIDGEWATER — Chief Scott Allen reports that the East Bridgewater Police Department is seeking to identify a man who approached a teen girl Thursday morning in his car and lingered in the area before driving away.
At approximately 6:45 a.m., a juvenile East Bridgewater High School student was walking to her bus stop by herself on Captains Way when a man driving a small dark gray sedan pulled up near the girl and slowed down and motioned for her to cross the street.
The girl did not need to cross the street so she kept walking toward her bus stop. She did not know who the man was.
The man then slowly drove down the street ahead of her and pulled into a nearby driveway and then backed out onto the road going in the same direction he had been travelling. He continued down the road slowly and pulled into another driveway before backing out and travelling in the same direction toward Plain Street. He then turned onto Plain Street and left the area.
The girl reported the incident to a school official near the end of the school day Thursday and school officials immediately notified police.
The girl described the man as having tan skin with little, to no hair, who was in his 40s.
East Bridgewater Police would like to identify the man to speak with him about the incident.
Anyone who has information about this incident or who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area is asked to call East Bridgewater Police at 508-378-7223.