Bonner police close investigation of possible child abduction
The Bonner Springs police department is closing a case of a possible child abduction Friday at Lions Park, saying no information has come forward to prove that a crime occurred.
Two 10-year-old-boys reported seeing a young boy grabbed by an older man at the park. But on Monday, Lt. Rick Schubert said after asking the public to provide more information over the weekend, no children have been reported missing and it was not clear that it was an actual abduction rather than a parent disciplining an unruly child.
“At this point, it doesn’t appear that it was credible,” he said. “I’m sure that something happened. I’m just not sure that it was something criminal.”
Schubert said the department could reopen the case should information come forward indicating an abduction.
The boys originally reported seeing a white, bald male wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans grab a small boy around the waist with one arm, while using the other to cover his mouth. The boy was said to be about four feet tall wearing shorts and, per the two witnesses, had his hair styled in a “Justin Bieber haircut.”
The boys reported seeing this occur between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday. After grabbing the boy, the man put him in a white van with windows and drove away.
Anyone who has additional information on the incident may still call the police department at 913-596-3000.