An elementary school-aged child is safe after police say a man tried to force her into a van at a bus stop.
The girl was waiting for the bus in the 4100 block on Muro Lane in Bridgeton Wednesday. She told officers that a man in a white van parked and asked her to help him load something into the vehicle. When she refused, the man grabbed her. The girl escaped and the suspect drove off in the van.
Pattonville School District officials say its the second incident in Bridgeton this week. District officials sent a letter to parents saying that on Tuesday a man had approached an elementary school student in the Spanish Village neighborhood asking to talk. The boy ran away.
In both cases, the suspect is described as a white man in his 40s. The girl told police he has a tattoo on his right forearm and was wearing a camouflage jacket with black pants and a black baseball hat.
Bridgeton police say they don't know if the incidents are related, but they're ask anyone with information to call them at 314-739-7557.
The Bridgeton incidents come less than a week after a suspicious incident at an Ellisville bus stop. A fourth-grade girl was waiting for the bus when she says a woman in a white van tried to coax her into the vehicle three separate times. The girl ran home and her parents called police.
A suspicious incident at a school bus stop is putting Ellisville parents on alert.
A fourth grade-student was waiting at the bus stop when she says a woman in a white minivan pulled up and asked her if she wanted a ride. The same woman came back to the bus stop two more times. The girl ran home and old her parents. The community is using the incident as an opportunity to remind kids to stay away from strangers.
BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — A 79-year-old driver has died after crashing into a pedestrian at a St. Louis-area bus stop.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Elizabeth Baylark of St. Louis suffered a "medical condition" Friday before losing control of her car. The vehicle then went off the right side of the road and struck a 21-year-old woman at a bus stop bench.
Baylark was pronounced dead at a Bridgeton hospital. The pedestrian sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a Creve Coeur hospital.
Police say a diabetic seizure may have been behind the accident that killed a baby and injured it's mother at a Metro Bus Stop in Northwoods Monday afternoon.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that the driver of the car, 41-year old Larry Jones, may have blacked out just before crashing his car in the 6900 block of Natural Bridge.
Witnesses say the car suddenly veered across the street, hit a light post and then crashed into a Metro Bus.
39-year old Erica Hughes and her infant daughter, Alyja Hughes had been waiting for the bus. The infant died at the hospital. Both Jones and Hughes are hospitalized in serious condition.