Wednesday Afternoon  



MARCH 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.

Two 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). 

Sheriff 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.

Anyone 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.