Child Predator Alert in Grass Valley, Nevada County, California.
Since July 2013, four attempted abductions have occurred in Grass Valley, California. The individual(s) responsible have not been taken into custody and remain at large. Residents are advised to exercise extreme caution!
The first abduction attempt was reported on Thursday, July 11th by an 18 year old female walking to an apartment complex on Dorsey Drive in Grass Valley. The young lady reported that a male driver attempted to pull her into his vehicle, a small, dark colored wagon, resembling a Subaru. The suspect was described as a young male in his mid 20’s to 30’s with dirty blond “dread locks”. She struggled with the attacker and was able to run away.
The second abduction attempt took place on Friday, the 13th of September. After exiting her school bus in south Nevada County, a female Magnolia student was approached by a man in his 40’s, driving an older red truck, possibly American made. He was described as having light gray or white hair with a darker goatee.The suspect offered a ride, to which the young lady said no, but this angered the suspect and he began yelling and demanding she get in. Thankfully, she ran away and made it home to her mother. This attempt took place at Combie and Rodeo Flat Roads.
The third attempt occurred Sunday, September 22nd on Dorsey Drive. A 13 year old female was approached by a man with short, light brown hair, this time, in an older truck with yellow worn or faded spots, who asked her if she wanted a ride. (This is the second attempted abduction on Dorsey Drive since July.) Evidently, law enforcement officers questioned the suspect after this incident, but he was not arrested. His suspicious explanation was that he mistook her for an adult. Giant red flag.
The most recent attempt occurred on Sunday, September 29th near Rattlesnake and Dog Bar Roads. A 5 year old female and her younger brother were approached by an older man with a mustache, driving a late model red truck, who then asked her to climb in and “help find his puppy”. The children ran home and made it to safety. (This suspect is the second individual described as an older man in a red truck.) Although it is unknown if any of these incidents are related, there appear to be some similarities.
Unfortunately, these predators will continue hunting until they are successful. Whether at a bus stop, riding a bike home, or simply playing in the front yard, children, teens and even young adult females need to be cautious. It doesn’t seem possible for a child abductor or rapist to blend into a safe place like Grass Valley, but until these crimes are solved, it appears to be happening.
Citizens of Nevada County Take Extreme Caution!
Stay Alert. Take note of surrounding cars, trucks and human activity at all times, day and night. Take note of locations and proximity to schools and parks. Notice anyone who looks suspicious. It is possible that these attempts are being carried out by persons who change vehicles or alter their physical appearance, so stay on guard.
Reminder: On most Halloween nights in Grass Valley and Nevada City, residents are safe to enjoy trick or treating in almost any neighborhood, but are now advised to be on HIGH ALERT and take extra precaution until the suspect(s) are taken into custody.
If you have any information relating to the attempted female abductions in Grass Valley please contact the Nevada County Sheriff at 530-265-7880.
Please Keep Your Kids Indoors and Stay Safe California. Written by Chandler Vaughn. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org