19, 2015 ____ Big Bear Sheriff Deputies
responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping that occurred Wednesday March
18, 2015 in the vicinity of State Route 18 near Third Street in Baldwin Lake.
unknown subjects driving in a black sedan stopped a 12 year old female juvenile,
while she was walking home from her bus stop after school. A male passenger
opened his door and asked the victim where she was going. The victim ran to her
residence and the male subject chased after her. Once the victim was safely
inside her house, the male subject ran back to the vehicle and the car fled
westbound on SR-18 (towards Big Bear City).
Deputies conducted a check of the area today, concentrating on time-frames
before and after school, but were unable to locate a vehicle or subjects matching
the reported description. The passenger is described as a White male adult,
mid-30’s, 5’8”-5’10” tall with a thin build, and blond “faux-hawk” style
haircut. The victim could not see any descriptive characteristics for the
driver, as the subject was wearing dark clothing.
having information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Big Bear Sheriff's
Station at (909) 866-0100. Information can also be reported anonymously by
calling the WETIP hotline at (800) 78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com.
Parents are encouraged
to talk with their kids about personal safety issues in a manner that is age
appropriate for the child and to immediately report criminal activity to law
enforcement officials when a parent or guardian is at work or not available.
Regardless of age, all children should be
well-informed on how to dial 9-1-1 in the
event of an emergency and know that help is on the way when they need it.
Information and activity books to assist parents in teaching their children
these important lessons are available free of charge at the Big Bear Sheriff
Station, located at 477 Summit Blvd. in Big Bear Lake.