The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office has been getting a lot of questions this week about rumors of attempted abductions of children in Custer and Lynden.
They posted on their Facebook page that the Custer incident was actually a student who got spooked when a car drove by slowly while the child was waiting for a bus. The driver didn’t get out of the car or say anything to the child.
The sheriff’s office has also posted about a suspicious driver in Lynden:
On Tuesday evening (1/29) the Sheriff’s Office received a report that a teenage male was approached several hours earlier when he departed the school bus in the area of Sunrise and Badger roads. A white male in his 30′s, driving a black Honda Civic hatchback offered to give him a ride home in his car. The boy refused to get into the car and went to a neighbor’s house. The driver of the car looked unkempt and it appeared that he might be living out of his car. The man drove off and the boy was not able to get the license plate information. School officials have sent out notifications on this incident. This incident does not appear to have any connection to the (Custer) Zell Road incident. Anyone with information as to the driver’s identity, location or vehicle should contact 911.
Just thought I’d post this in case anyone had heard the rumors and was concerned.