Archive for Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Girls report attempted abduction

April 5, 2006

Tonganoxie police are investigating two girls' report of an attempted abduction.

Police have traced license plate information to an 18-year-old former Tonganoxie man who now lives in Kansas City, Kan., in connection with the attempted abduction Sunday morning in Tonganoxie, police Sgt. Billy Adcox said.

About 10 a.m. Sunday, two 10-year-old girls -- one from Tonganoxie girl, the other from Kansas City, Kan. -- said they were playing together outside in the 100 block of 12th Street when a black van with a silver stripe pulled up.

The driver, a man the girls said was in his early 20s, got out of the van and twice told the girls to get in the vehicle. The girls said a man in his late 30s or early 40s also was in the van, according to Adcox. The girls said they did not know the men.

After being approached by the driver, the girls fled to the Tonganoxie girl's home, and her mother called the police, Adcox said.

On Sunday, police went to Kansas City, Kan., in search of the van, but did not have any success finding the vehicle.

However, someone in the neighborhood where the incident occurred took down license plate information, which matched a 1989 Chevrolet Astro.

Kansas City, Kan., police are assisting Tonganoxie police with the search. And Adcox said he hopes to show both girls a photo lineup -- using photographs taken at the Leavenworth County Jail.

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