Beaumont police probe reporting kidnapping attempt

Published 12:02 pm Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Staff report

Beaumont police responded Monday to a residence near the 2200 block of West Virginia after a report of an attempted kidnapping.

Officers were told that a vehicle with three occupants called out to three children who were walking home from Blanchette Elementary School. Details were limited Tuesday, as Beaumont police detectives gathered as much information as possible about this incident.

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Detectives were also working with Beaumont Independent School District and We are working with BISD and Lamar University police, as a similar incident reportedly happened on campus Friday.

Beaumont police encourage parents to speak with their children about “stranger danger,” and what to do if they are approached by strangers.

Make sure your child knows:

  • How to give a police officer her name, address, and home phone number
  • If someone follows him or tries to force him into a car, run the opposite direction and scream
  • Use the buddy system when walking home from school or playing outside


Anyone with any information about this incident or any similar incidents, should contact Beaumont police at 409-832-1234.