FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
Attempted Child Abduction
NORTH TUSTIN, Calif. – (May 6, 2015) – On Tuesday, May 05, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an attempt child abduction of an 11 year-old female in the area of Salt Air Drive and Simon Ranch Road, near Utt Middle School.
On Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at approximately 4:30 p.m., the 11 year-old female victim was alone walking her dog near Salt Air Drive and Simon Ranch Road. A white van with a male, Hispanic driver pulled alongside the female victim and attempted to lure her into the vehicle. The driver initially asked the victim if she needed help with her dog; after she refused, the suspect demanded she get into the vehicle by stating, “Hey, get in the car.” The female victim refused and ran home from the area. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Browning Avenue from Salt Air Drive towards Irvine Boulevard.
The vehicle was described as a white box van, possibly an early 2000 Chevy Astro van with the logo “Quick Clean” and a recyclable water symbol with a blue rain drop on both sides of the van. The “Quick Clean” logo/lettering is peeling away from the van. No vehicle license plate information is available.
The suspect driver is described as a male, Hispanic, approximately 30 years old with a shaved head, wearing a blue windbreaker with a zipper and sunglasses.
Anyone with additional information regarding additional victims is asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s (714) 647-7060 or (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at occrimestoppers.org.