Hingham: Police ask for help as they investigate possible child predator

Hingham police have been getting more calls about suspicious activity, after a stranger offered a young boy a ride to school.

The eight-year-old was walking to his bus stop on Bradley Park Dr. on Friday morning when a man described as white, in his twenties with dark short hair, pulled up in a light-colored station wagon and asked if he wanted a ride.

The boy said “no” and told his mother, who called police.

Since then, two other Hingham residents are reporting incidents involving vehicles and drivers fitting the same descriptions, though police say, in those cases, no children were approached or spoken to.

Several parents dropping their kids off at Plymouth River Elementary School saw a man parked in front of the entrance.

When asked if he was waiting for someone, he said he was doing work nearby and his boss told him to meet him there.

In the other incident, a Winthrop Rd. woman said she was with her two young children in front of their home, when a car drove slowly by twice within a few minutes.

Hingham police say it’s unclear if the three incidents are linked, but ask anyone with information to call them at (781) 749-1212.

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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.