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Trempealeau County Sheriff Warns About Possible Abductions

By: February 11, 2005
By: February 11, 2005

AUTHORITIES ARE CAUTIONING PARENTS AFTER THREE REPORTS OF ATTEMPTED CHILD ABDUCTIONS IN TREMPEALEAU COUNTY LAST MONTH.
THE FIRST WAS ON JANUARY 22ND IN THE TOWN OF ARCADIA.. INVOLVING A LONE DRIVER IN A PURPLISH- BLUE EXTENDED CAB PICKUP TRUCK WITH DUCT TAPE COVERING THE SIDE WINDOWS.

TWO DAYS LATER.. AN ABDUCTION ATTEMPT OCCURED IN THE SAME AREA WITH A SIMILAR DRIVER AND A MALE PASSENGER.

IN BOTH CASES, THE SUSPECT TRIED TO CONVINCE A CHILD TO GET INTO HIS VEHICLE.. SAYING HE KNEW THEIR PARENTS AND IT WAS OKAY.
AUTHORITIES REMIND CHILDREN.. AND WANT PARENTS TO REMIND THEIR CHILDREN.. TO NEVER TRUST THAT LINE FROM A STRANGER.

DAYS AFTER THAT, ON JANUARY 26TH, AN ABDUCTION ATTEMPT WAS MADE IN BLAIR.
IN THAT CASE, JUST AFTER AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAD LET OUT, THERE WERE THREE SUSPECTS.. IN A NEWER GREEN CHEVY S-10 EXTENDED CAB PICKUP.
ANYONE WITH ANY INFORMATION ON THESE CASES CAN CALL THE LOCAL CRIMESTOPPERS AT 800-228-3203.. OR DIAL 9-1-1.


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