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November 14, 2014

Child Annoyance

CITY OF DESERT HOT SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT

DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT: Child Annoyance, Attempted Abduction

On 11-13-14, at approximately 1300 hours, a 10 year old male child was accosted by a subject as he walked through an open desert lot on his way home from school. The suspect emerged from a stand of palm trees and told the victim to come to him. The victim ran and the suspect gave chase, however the suspect tripped and fell, allowing the victim to escape.

The location of the incident is the open desert south of the intersection of Verbena and Hacienda. The suspect was described as an Hispanic Male, 26-28 years old, with a thin to average build, approximately 5-8. He was bald headed and had a scar over his left eye. He was wearing a black long sleeve t-shirt with blue Dickie jeans that were torn. He appeared to be transient.

Desert Hot Springs Police would like to remind parents to educate their children on safety practices while walking to and from school. Remind them to always walk with others and never alone. If approached by a stranger make a lot of noise to draw attention and run away. Attempt to find a teacher, a police officer or someone they know. If none of those are available, try to find a woman who is walking her kids or is with kids and ask for help.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation please contact the Desert Hot Springs Police Department and ask to speak with Detective Larry Essex. (760) 329-6411 ext 322. Email: lessex@dhspd.com Citizens can also call Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-7867.

Filed under Desert Hot Springs,Public Safety | permalink | November 14, 2014 at 09:10 AM

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