UPDATED: Quesnel RCMP satisfied driver was not attempting to harm or scare student

Police concluding their investigation after boy was offered a ride near Dragon Lake Elementary


On Wednesday, Feb. 27, the man from the pickup truck went to the Quesnel RCMP Detachment and provided his version of the event, according to a press release from the RCMP.

“The police are concluding their investigation and are satisfied the man’s intent was not to scare or harm the boy,” states the release.

Original story

Quesnel RCMP members continue to investigate an occurrence near Dragon Lake Elementary School.

Tuesday, Feb. 26 between 7:40 a.m. and 7:45 a.m., a 14-year-old boy who was waiting at the school bus stop on Quesnel Hydraulic Road near Dragon Lake Elementary was approached by a man in a pickup truck and was offered a ride. When the boy declined the offer, the man drove off.

The man is described as Caucasian in his mid 50s to early 60s, clean cut, wearing a brown work jacket and driving a black early- to mid-2000s four-door Ford pickup truck.

While the Quesnel RCMP are not deeming this occurrence to be suspicious, they would like to speak with this man to determine his intentions, according to a press release from the police.

The public is reminded to know their surroundings and remain vigilant and continue to make wise decisions when it comes to offering or accepting rides from unknown people. The rule of thumb should be don’t offer or accept a ride from anyone you don’t know.

The driver, or anyone who may have witnessed this interaction or knows the identity of this man, is asked to call the Quesnel RCMP Detachment at 250-992-9211 to speak with an investigator.


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