Police investigate attempted child abduction report

By From page A3 | March 27, 2014

VACAVILLE — Police are trying to identify a man who may have tried to abduct a girl as she was walking home from a store Tuesday.

Police received a call at 7:42 p.m. about a man who approached two children, ages 9 and 11, behind the Raley’s supermarket complex on the 3000 block of Alamo Drive.

The girls were in a parking lane behind the shopping center when a man grabbed the 9-year-old from behind, lifting her up, according to a press release Wednesday from the Vacaville Police Department. The 11-year-old intervened, grabbing the 9-year-old’s legs, police report.

Both girls began to scream. The man released the 9-year-old and fled on foot. He was last seen heading southwest behind the shopping complex. The girls ran home and called police about 15 minutes after the incident, according to police.

Officers searched the area but did not find the man, who police describe as a white male between 30 and 60 years old with thinning short, white hair – balding; a thin to medium build and possible belly; and possible white mustache. He was wearing dark-colored shorts – possibly brown – and a dark-colored T-shirt.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call Officer Shawn Windham at 449-5200.

Reach Adrienne Harris at 427-6956 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aharrisdr.

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne Harris

Adrienne joined the Daily Republic in September 2009. She earned her journalism degree at the University of Florida in 2005 and has worked at newspapers in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and El Paso, Texas.

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  • The MisterMarch 27, 2014 - 8:24 am

    "Sorry Dispatch, I can't respond. I'm working the un-Constitutional Administrative Compliance checkpoint. Please get a phone number and I'll follow up later."

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  • 2realMarch 27, 2014 - 4:00 pm

    Thats all vacaville is known for... child molesters and racist cops... cant stand that miserable farm town

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