Shelton Police are investigating two attempted kidnapping incidents reported yesterday.
Chief Darrin Moody said that a 12 yr. old girl walking home from school was approached by a Light-brown SUV in the 2000 Blk. of King Street. The driver told her to get in the car, or he would “hurt” her. She dropped her backpack, screamed for help and began running down the street. An alert neighbor heard the screams and called her to him then called 911. Shelton Officers from the nearby school arrived within minutes.
Moody said that this young girl is an example of how anyone should handle themselves in these situations. Please remind our children to walk with partners when at all possible. We are thankful to the alert neighbor who immediately rushed to help.
Suspect Vehicle- Light brown SUV (similar to a Chevy Tahoe)
Suspect– White male, approximately 30 years old, skinny and wearing an orange cap.
While officers and detectives were investigating that incident a second attempted kidnapping was reported in the same area. An 8-year-old told her sister that when she was walking on “K” street after being dropped off by the school bus. She was approached by a vehicle near Jefferson Street. The male driver called out to her to come to him. She ran to her nearby home.
Moody said that at this time, it is unknown if the same suspect is involved, the descriptions are somewhat different, but have similarities.
Suspect vehicle #2- light blue, jeep-type vehicle
Suspect #2- white or Hispanic male, long sleeve white/blue plaid shirt, brown hair, wearing glasses.
The Shelton Police are working in partnership with the Shelton School District to inform families of the incidents and have several officers assigned to the school and surrounding areas.