Attempted Child Abduction In Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood

There was an alleged attempted child abduction Monday afternoon (August 25, 2014) in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood.

According to a Chicago Police alert, the attempted child abduction involved an 11-year-old girl walking home from school at approximately 3:35 p.m., when she was walking in the 1000 block of East 63rd Street.  At that time, a man approached her from behind and attempted to force her into the back of a white van.

The girl was able to resist the abduction effort and then contact Chicago Police.

However, as seen in an excerpt from the August 26, 2014 dnainfo.com article titled “Young Girl Flees Kidnapper, But Sees Another Girl Duct-Taped in Van:  Police” :

During the struggle, the girl spotted a young black girl around 12-years-old in the van screaming for help with her hands and legs duct taped, police said.

The suspect is described as 5’11″ in height and was wearing a ski mask and black clothing during the child abduction attempt. The white van was described as “full-size” with “painted over windows.”

Those with information are asked to call Chicago Police Detectives at 312-747-8380.

Additional details and possible updates are seen in a variety of media sources, including the dnainfo.com article mentioned above, as well as the August 26, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Chicago police investigating reported child abduction.”

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Alleged Child Luring Attempt On Chicago’s North Side

There was an alleged child luring attempt on Chicago’s North Side Saturday afternoon, August 23, 2014.

According to Chicago Police, the child luring attempt happened at Hermitage and Diversey at approximately 5:00 p.m.

The incident involved the driver of a white 4-door taxi, with black rims, talking to a girl and trying to lure her into the car.

The girl did not talk to the man, and fled.

The driver of the taxi is described as a black male, 25-35 years old, with short black hair.  At the time of the incident, he was wearing a gray shirt.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 24, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Attempted child luring reported on North Side” as well as the August 24 CBS Chicago article titled “Police:  Cab Driver Tried To Abduct Girl On North Side.”

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Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.

Attempted Child Abduction In Palatine, Illinois

There was an alleged attempted child abduction Sunday night (August 17, 2014) in Palatine, Illinois.

According to Palatine Police, this child abduction attempt happened at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the 500 block of West Helen Road.

It involved a man getting out of his minivan and approaching two girls.  He told one of them to come over to him, and then reached out and grabbed her.  The girl was able to get away, while the second girl ran to a house to call police.  The man then fled the area in his minivan.

The man’s minivan was described as an older minivan, dark in color and possibly silver.

An excerpt from the August 18, 2014 Daily Herald article titled “Police:  Man attempted to abduct Palatine girls“:

The man is described as being in his 30s with a dark complexion, around 6 feet tall, heavy set, with thinning hair and dark facial stubble. He was wearing a white shirt and tan shorts.

Those with information concerning the alleged child abduction and/or the alleged assailant are asked to call the Palatine Police Department at (847) 359-9000.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald article mentioned above as well as the August 18 Arlington Heights Patch article titled “Police Investigate Attempted Abduction in Palatine.”

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Additional posts concerning actual and attempted Chicago-area child abductions can be seen in the “Attempted Child Abductions” category.

Attempted Sexual Assault Of Teenage Girl In Chicago’s Brighton Park Neighborhood

There was an alleged attempted sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood (Chicago’s Southwest Side) early Saturday (August 16, 2014) morning.

According to a Chicago Police alert, the attempted sexual assault happened at approximately 3:50 a.m., as the girl slept in her bed.  A male assailant entered the house, located in the 4200 block of South Washtenaw, through an unlocked door.  The man then attempted to sexually assault the girl, but stopped the attempt and fled when he realized that the girl “was not in bed alone.”

Chicago Police ask those with information concerning the alleged attempted sexual assault and/or the assailant to contact Chicago Police detectives at (312) 747-8380.

Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the August 16, 2014 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops issue warning after man tries to sexually assault girl in bed” as well as the August 16 Chicago Sun-Times article, which has a description of the alleged assailant, titled “Police:  Person tried to sexually assault teenage girl in bedroom.”

Attempted Sexual Assault In Buffalo Grove, Illinois

There was an alleged home invasion and attempted sexual assault in Buffalo Grove, Illinois early Saturday morning, August 9, 2014.

Buffalo Grove Police were called to a condominium (Miller Creek) in the 1100 block of Miller Lane at approximately 4:00 a.m., after a woman woke up and found a man straddling her on her bed.  The assailant put his hands on the woman’s throat and twice tried to sexually assault her before she screamed, at which point the man fled.

The assailant entered the apartment through an unlocked patio door.

An excerpt from the August 12, 2014 abc7chicago.com article titled “Buffalo Grove woman reports intruder straddled her in bed“:

The offender is described as a white male between 30 and 40 years old with short, brown hair and a receding hairline. He’s about 5’9″ with an average build. 

The same man may be responsible for a similar attack in July in the same building, police said. The July attack had gone unreported, Buffalo Grove Commander Jim Newton said. 

Those with information concerning this alleged attempted sexual assault are asked to call Buffalo Grove detectives at (847) 459-2560.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the abc7chicago.com article mentioned above, as well as the August 12 CBS Chicago article titled “Buffalo Grove Woman Awakes To Find Strange Man Straddling Her.”