Update: RCMP provide description of stranger who approached child in Columbia Park

Schools are reviewing safety procedures with students. A letter has been sent home to parents and RCMP are investigating.

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Update: 4:25 p.m.

The Mountaineer has learned the Revelstoke RCMP have spoken with the 12-year-old student involved in this morning’s incident. She was approached by a male while walking on Bernard Nelsen Crescent in Columbia Park.

The male appeared to be First Nations. He is described as approximately five feet eleven inches and between 30 and 40 years old. He was wearing a black Carhartt style jacket with a black hooded sweater underneath.

The student reports the male drove up to her and told her he had been sent by her mother to bring her home. The girl declined and ran away.

The male was driving a newer style black four door car. The car has an unknown circular sticker on the rear window of the driver’s side.

RCMP are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them at 250-837-5255.

Original story

A Revelstoke student reported a man attempted to get her into his car at around 9 a.m. on Monday, December 18.

A letter sent home to parents states a student reported a middle-aged male in a car approached her as she was walking to school in the Columbia Park area.

The letter says Revelstoke RCMP have been notified and are currently investigating.

This letter was sent home with students today. Photo: Revelstoke Mountaineer

The Mountaineer was contacted about a similar incident last week involving a man attempting to force a young woman into his car. That rumoured incident took place downtown.

The Mountaineer spoke with RCMP on Saturday regarding the incident downtown. RCMP said they had not received any reports related to that incident. The Mountaineer also followed up with two additional sources but were unable to gather any first hand accounts of the rumoured incident.

The Mountaineer has reached out to Revelstoke RCMP regarding the incident in Columbia Park this morning.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. No further description of the vehicle or individual involved in the Columbia Park incident is available at this time.

The Mountaineer reached the Revelstoke RCMP this afternoon but were told a spokesperson will not be available until tomorrow.