Attempted Kidnapping Investigation in Santa Maria

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Source: Santa Maria Police Department

On Monday, October 29, 2018 at approximately 0909 hours, Santa Maria Police Department officers responded to an attempted abduction in the area of Rose St and Christina St in the City of Santa Maria. When they arrived, officers located a juvenile victim who reported that someone followed her on her way to school in a black truck and tried to grab her. The victim was able to fight back and the suspect fled in the truck.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, 5 foot 8 inches tall, with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black hat, black jacket, blue jeans, and dark colored boots. The truck was described as having a large white sticker with writing on the back window. The attached photos include a sketch of the suspect and a stock photo of a similar vehicle. Investigators believe there may be other victims or attempts that were not reported to Law Enforcement.

The Santa Maria Police Department requests any assistance from the public to locate the vehicle and person involved in this crime. An anonymous tip line is available at 805-928-3781 ext. 2677 or online at

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