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Police lightsRacine police are asking for the public’s help finding a young man they say tried to get a child into a van near Fratt School.

Officers on Wednesday were flagged down after school in the 2400 block of Hansen Avenue for a report of child enticement.

According to witnesses, a child was walking home from Fratt School, 3501 Kinzie Ave., when they were approached by a white male driving a dark blue van. The driver asked the child if they “wanted a ride,” but the child ran home and immediately informed a parent.

The driver was last seen going east on Kinzie, and was described as a white male in his late teens or early 20s.

Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by: calling 1-888-636-9330, email:, or text message: RACS to 274637(crimes).