Stranger Linked to Two Other Hingham Incidents Involving Children
A stranger has now been linked to three incidents in Hingham involving children.
Hingham Police said the suspicious man who offered a child a ride to school on Friday has now been linked to two other incidents in town.
The new reports came after two mothers learnt about the incident on Bradley Park Drive in which an 8 year old boy was offered a ride to school on Friday morning.
The stranger is described as a white male, with dark short hair, and wearing a gray sweatshirt. He was spotted inside his light colored station wagon at the Plymouth River School and again on Winthrop Road on Friday. Police said the vehicle and driver’s descriptions are similar in all three cases.
Parents noticed the man inside his vehicle at a bus stop at the entrance of the Plymouth River School entrance on Friday morning at 7 a.m.. When approached by one mother, the driver said he was doing work nearby and was waiting for his boss. Police did note that the man was alone and did not speak to any children.
A mother on Winthrop Road also spotted the man with a similar description watching her two children playing on her front lawn while he was driving slowly by the house. Approximately five minutes later the same station wagon drove by a second time very slowly in the same direction. This incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Police noted that these may be unrelated vehicles or unrelated events in which no crime or harm was intended.
Anyone with additional information, or who knows the identity of the drivers, or who knows the driver’s purpose in any of these events should contact Officer Nicholas Smith at 781-749-1212 or leave an anonymous tip on the HPD’s Drop-A-Dime link at www.hpd.org.