Child Abduction Attempt In Des Plaines

There was an attempted child abduction Monday morning (May 2, 2016) in Des Plaines.

According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the abduction attempt happened at approximately 9:00 a.m., in an unincorporated area near the 10000 block of Holly Lane.

At that time, a man who appeared to hold a knife called out to a 10-year-old boy to “come here.”  The boy then ran home, and the man left the area.

An excerpt from the May 2, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Man tried to abduct boy in Des Plaines“:

The suspect is described as a Middle Eastern or black man, thought to be in his 40s, standing between 5-foot-10 and 6-foot, weighing between 190 and 210 pounds, with dark brown eyes, black hair and a dark complexion, police said. He has a birthmark or blemish above his eyebrow and was wearing a plaid Kangol type hat and a tan trench coat.

Those with information about this attempted child abduction are asked to contact the Cook County Sheriff’s Office at (708) 865-4896 or (847) 635-1188.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Sun-Times article mentioned above as well as the May 2 Daily Herald article titled “Abduction attempt reported in Des Plaines area.”

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Child Luring Incident In Evanston

There was a child luring incident Saturday afternoon (April 30, 2016) in Evanston.

According to Evanston Police, the incident happened at approximately 1:40 p.m., as a 12-year-old girl was walking in the 200 block of Main Street.  At that time, a man driving a white SUV pulled up to the girl and asked for directions to a coffee shop.  The man then asked the girl to show him where the shop was located; he stepped out of the vehicle and opened the passenger door of the SUV and asked the girl to get inside.  The girl refused and backed away from the man.  The man then left the area in his SUV.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of May 1, 2016, titled “Man tried to lure girl in Evanston“:

The suspect is a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old. He is shot in statute and has a goatee. His car was a newer white sports utility vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Traverse. The man identified himself as Jose to the girl.

Those with information concerning the alleged incident or the man are asked to contact Evanston Police at 847-866-5000.

Additional details regarding this alleged child luring incident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the May 1 Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch article titled “Police Seek Public’s Help in Finding Man Accused of Trying to Lure Girl Into SUV.”

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Child Luring Incident In Wheaton

A Wheaton resident has been charged following an alleged child luring attempt on the evening of March 10, 2016.

The man was charged following an incident that happened in Wheaton at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of West Roosevelt Road.

According to a statement from the DuPage County State’s Attorney Office, the man charged has been identified as Javier Lopez, 47, of Wheaton.

An excerpt from the March 13, 2016 mysuburbanlife.com article titled “Wheaton man charged with child luring after approaching kids at apartment complex“:

It is alleged that in the evening of March 10, Lopez approached children playing basketball in the apartment complex where he lives multiple times, according to the release. He allegedly offered them alcohol if they would return to his apartment, but they refused and alerted an adult. Lopez allegedly remained near the minors.

Lopez was taken into custody after police arrived.

According to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, Lopez was charged with two counts of luring and one count of child abduction.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the mysuburbanlife.com article mentioned above, as well as the March 14 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Wheaton man charged with child abduction.”

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Attempted Child Luring Incident In Jefferson Park

A man allegedly attempted to lure two children Monday (February 22, 2016) afternoon in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood, according to Chicago Police.

The incident involved a man approaching and chasing two girls, ages 8 and 11.

An excerpt from the February 25, 2016 dnainfo.com article titled “Man Chased, Tried to Kidnap Two Girls Near Church and School, Police Say“:

While the girls were walking along Agatite Avenue near Sunnyside Avenue at 5:10 p.m. Monday, they noticed an older, clean green minivan with tinted windows park behind them, police said.

The man got out of the van and began to chase the girls along Agatite Avenue. The girls ran, and were able to get away from the man and alert their parents, police said.

The article also provides a description of the suspect.

Those with information regarding the incident are asked to call Chicago Police (Area Central Detectives) at 312-744-8200.

Additional details regarding this child luring attempt can be seen in the dnainfo.com article mentioned above, as well as the February 24 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man wanted for attempted child luring on Northwest Side.”

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Child Luring Attempt Reported On Chicago’s Northwest Side

There was an alleged child luring incident on January 21, 2016 in Chicago’s Norwood Park East (Northwest Side) neighborhood.

According to Chicago Police, the incident happened as a boy was walking home in the 5600 block of North McVicker Avenue, at approximately 8:00 p.m.

At that time, the boy became aware of a vehicle that was following him.

Then, as described in the February 5, 2016 Chicago Tribune article titled “Police:  Man tried to lure boy on Northwest Side“:

The boy started to jog away, but the vehicle sped up to be adjacent to him. A man, seated on the front passenger seat of the vehicle, shouted at the boy: “Get over here,” according to the alert.

The boy then ran to home and alerted his parents who called 911.

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