Information from Shelton School District: Possible attempted abductions

At 3:51 pm Shelton Police Department notified the Shelton School District that after school on September 18, 2018, at approximately 2:56 pm a 12-year-old female student was walking home in the vicinity of Olympic Middle School and Mt. View Elementary when she was approached by an unknown person in a vehicle. The student was told to get in the car or she would be hurt. The student dropped her backpack, screamed and ran to an alert neighbor who called 911.

Suspect Vehicle- Light brown SUV (similar to a Chevy Tahoe)

Suspect- White male, approximately 30 years old, skinny and wearing an orange cap

At 5:51 pm Shelton Police Department notified the Shelton School District that there was another possible attempted abduction in the Mt View area. The second incident was reported to 911 at approximately 4:40 pm. The Shelton Police Department has reported that at approximately 4:00 pm an 8-year-old female student was walking on “K” Street near Jefferson St. after exiting a school bus. She was approached by a male driving a vehicle who called out to her to come to him. The young girl then ran from the area to her nearby home.

Suspect vehicle – light blue, jeep-type vehicle

Suspect – white or Hispanic male, long sleeve white/blue plaid shirt, brown hair, wearing glasses.

These incidents are currently under investigation by the Shelton Police Department. At this time, it is unknown if the same suspect is involved in both incidents occurring on September 18 in the Mt. View area, the descriptions are somewhat different, but have similarities.

If anyone has any information, please call the Shelton Police Department through MACECOM Dispatch Center at 360-426-4441.

Please remind your students that walking in groups is the safest way to avoid danger. Please be alert to your surroundings and report any suspicious behavior. If you SEE Something, Say Something.