Update April 25, 2018: A sketch of the suspect has been release by the Sheriff's department.
By Miriam Raftery
April 24, 2018 (Jamul) – Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of an attempted child abduction today at 3:49 p.m. near Jamul Primary School (15567 Lyons Valley Road. According to Sgt. K. Menzies, “An 11-year-old girl was apparently approached and forcibly grabbed by an unknown male.”
The child was able to escape, suffering a minor abrasion to the arm. Deputies searched the area, along with Sheriff's ASTREA helicopter, for an extended period of time but did not locate any suspects or items of evidentiary value. No description of the suspect has been provided by law enforcement.
“Deputies will provide extra patrols and resources before and after school hours for the remainder of the week,” Sgt. Menzies says, adding, “The Jamul Dulzura Union School District is working in collaboration with the Sheriff’s Department to ensure the safety of all students and advises all schools in the district will start at their normally scheduled time.”
Detectives from the Sheriff's Rancho San Diego Station will be handling the on-going investigation.
Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 if you have information on this crime and you will remain anonymous. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.