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Wadsworth police asking for witnesses in attempt abduction


Police and parents are on high alert after an attempted abduction in Wadsworth.

On September 23, 2013 at approximately 3:48 P.M., officers of the Wadsworth Police Department responded to the Northeast Ohio Dance School at 124 College Street in reference to a report from a Central Intermediate School student being contacted by a suspicious person while walking from the school to the dance studio.

The suspect was driving a black Jeep Liberty, Honda Pilot or other similar SUV.  He was described as a white male with pale skin, very short light brown hair/possibly balding, with a mustache and "scruffy" facial hair.  He was wearing a blue-striped shirt. 

The suspect pulled into a parking space on Main Street and rolled down the window where he contacted the female student.  Sensing that the suspect's behavior was suspicious, she immediately fled the area, running to the dance studio.

The Wadsworth City Schools have issued an "Alert Now" notification to all parents and guardians that have subscribed to these notifications.  In addition, the students will be reminded by both parents and teachers of safety procedures in regards to strangers.

Currently, the Wadsworth Police Department needs assistance in identifying the suspect and/or the suspect vehicle.

Anyone that may have witnessed this encounter or has knowledge of the suspect or suspect vehicle is encouraged to contact the Wadsworth P.D. at 330-334-1511.

Anonymous information, tips or leads may be telephoned in to a voice mail box at (330) 335-2769.  This mailbox is not continuously monitored.  Information may also be e-mailed to the Wadsworth Police Department via wadsworthpd@gmail.com.

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