ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTION !!!
Motorists in the White River
Township area likely to notice many unmarked cars, marked cars, and motorcycles in
the area of the Hickory Stick Subdivision. A multitude of Detectives, Sheriff's Deputies' and other law enforcement officers
are cruising the area observing for the suspect in two attempted child abductions.
The Johnson County Sheriff's
Office is investigating two reports of attempted child abductions in the Hickory
Stick Subdivision located at Whiteland Road and Morgantown Road in White River
Township, Greenwood, Indiana. On September 20, 2004, the Sheriff's Office
received the reports of attempted abductions that occurred on September 9th and
September 13th 2004.
The description of the suspect and
suspect vehicle are similar in both incidents: The suspect is described as
having a dark complexion with a mustache. He is operating a newer white
van (possibly a minivan) with dark tinted windows.
In the incident on the 9th during
the afternoon hours, a six-year old boy was confronted by the suspect and was
asked if he wanted some ice cream. The boy yelled for his mother and the
suspect left the area.
In the incident on the 13th, the
suspect asked a five-year old boy if he needed a ride home then the suspect left
The Sheriff's Office requests the
assistance of the motoring public to be on the lookout for this vehicle and
suspect in the White River area of Johnson County. The Sheriff's Office is
investigating the possibility that this incident is linked to other similar
incidents in other jurisdictions.
If you observe a matching suspect
and suspect vehicle that is suspicious, please call 9-1-1 immediately. Do
not delay. If you have general information that may be of assistance in
this investigation, please e-mail
AsktheJCSO@johnsoncountysheriff.com or call the Crime Tip Hotline at
317-736-2204. Individuals are reminded to never approach the suspect of a
crime; Simply contact local law enforcement immediately to handle the situation.