On May 13, at around 4:30 p.m., officers responded to Lakeview Park on West Q Street, on the report of a possible attempted kidnapping.
Officers arrived and made contact with the victims and several witnesses.
A 10-year-old female told officers that she was sitting in the park when she was approached by an approximately 20-year-old male who “pulled her into an embrace.”
Police say there was another 10-year-old female who reported that the same subject had walked in her direction and waved at her to come with him. However, she was able to run to a residence in the area and yell for help.
Police say two area residents responded, with one calling 911 and the other following the suspect, who had started to walk away from the park. The resident told police that once he noticed he was being followed, he ran from the scene.
Police and residents flooded the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
Both girls say they do not know the male subject and police say, based on witness and victim statements, they believe he was trying to get either or both girls to go with him.
The case remains under investigation and police ask that anyone with information contact them at 402-441-6000.