Attempted Abduction Reported
5/25/2006 1:46:30 PM
Sarnia Police Are investigating the attempted abduction of a 16-year-old female that occurred in the area of Ontario Street and Ross Avenue just before 10:00pm last evening, May 24th, 2006. The victim was walking home when a vehicle pulled up, and a male party got out of the car from the passenger side and began speaking as if he knew the young lady. Not knowing the suspect the victim attempted to leave the area and was grabbed by the arm in an attempt to pull her towards the vehicle. A struggle ensued and after striking the suspect on the head the victim was able to break free and ran from the area.
The suspect is believed to be a male Native, 6' 2" - 6' 4" tall, skinny build, thin goatee wearing a baby blue base ball hat (on a slant) white t-shirt and dark jeans. The suspect vehicle is described as being a Neon or similar style car, possibly dark green or black.
Two other people were in the vehicle at the time of the incident, the driver and a passenger in the back seat.
No descriptions of these individuals are available.
Police would like to speak to anyone who may recognize the suspect / vehicle description or
may have witnessed the incident.
The police later issued this statement on the above abduction allegation:
Reported Abduction - False
5/25/2006 1:50:49 PM
Subsequent to the complaint of a 16-year-old female who reported to police that unknown persons had attempted to abduct her in the area of Ontario Street and Ross Avenue just prior to 10:00pm last evening
(May 24th, 2006), investigators have determined that the allegation was fabricated. During a follow-up interview with the 16-year-old, she admitted to police that no attempted abduction had occurred. Investigators will recommend that the young female be dealt with pursuant to the Youth Criminal Justice Act through an alternative measures program to be held responsible for her actions.
While it is regrettable that some citizens may have been caused undue worry in regard to an
attempted abduction occurring in our city, we must always act on this type of information and
notify the public of a potential threat in a timely fashion" said Cst. Bill Baines, " it is certainly
better to err on the side of caution than to leave the citizens of Sarnia unaware of such goings
on" Baines added.
I also found this on the website of the Sarnia Police Service:
Investigation ConcludedQuote has been trimmed
1/4/05 8:32:36 PM
The Criminal Investigation Division of the Sarnia Police Service has concluded their investigation into an alleged sexual assault reported to have been committed on a 15-year-old female in a Lambton Mall bathroom on Sunday January 2nd 2005. Information received from a number of sources through the course of the investigation caused investigators to re-interview the complainant on January 4th. As a result of that interview and the information obtained through the investigation, it has been determined that no assault occurred.
The 15-year-old female advised officers in today's interview that she had concocted her story after watching an episode of "CSI" on television. In that episode a young girl had developed a story of being sexually assaulted to the point of causing injuries to herself to support her story.
"Allegations of such serious criminal offences demand a higher level of response from the police service with a team of investigators, including forensic officers being called in and working around the clock to get a jump on the investigation. Of course this response comes with a significant price tag and when the allegations prove to be false, that money spent, is non - recoverable,� stated Cst. Bill Baines.
A decision on the filing of Public Mischief charges is pending.
Sarnia Police Service website: www.police.sarnia.on.ca (external - login to view)