BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Police in Brunswick say they want to calm parents fears after hearing about concerns and misinformation on social media about two possible abduction attempts.
The two incidents happened in the area around Columbia Avenue a month apart from each other. Both involved students from the Harriet Beecher Stowe School. They say they've investigated both cases thoroughly and there doesn't appear to be any cause for alarm. They say reports of similar vehicles and suspects involved turned out to be false.
"Brunswick is a very safe community. We have a lot of patrols out in the area, so it is fairly unusual for something like this to happen, especially to hear that, unfortunately initially this looked like two incidents within days of each other, when further investigation showed that they were about a month apart and they're not really related, other than the street", said Brunswick Deputy Chief Mark Hagan.
Police say in one incident a 9-year boy thought he heard two teenagers yell "get in the car" from a passing vehicle. In the second incident an 8-year old girl said two older men in a pick up truck offered her candy in exchange for helping them find a dog.