TOWNSEND -- Townsend Police are investigating an incident that occurred at approximately 7:05 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, when a 13-year-old female was approached by an individual while walking to her school bus stop and asked if she needed a ride.

The teen reported that she was approached by a white male, possibly in his 50s, wearing prescription-style glasses with a medium build, balding with grayish-white hair and possibly a mustache. He was operating a newer shiny light blue minivan with a red, white and blue license plate partially obscured by what was thought to be a bike rack.

The teen said the male suspect approached her while she was walking to the bus stop, rolled down the passenger window and asked if she had missed the bus. He mentioned that it was warmer in his vehicle.

When the teen advised that she had not missed the bus, the male drove off without any further attempt to lure the teen into the vehicle or otherwise accost her.

While this may not have been anything other than an innocent incident, police are taking the matter seriously and will continue to investigate and step up patrols in the area where the incident occurred in an effort to identify the vehicle and its operator.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or similar incidents, they are asked to contact the Townsend Police Department at 978-597-2313.