Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version Share this


April 5, 2013 (Spring Valley)--The Lemon Grove Sheriff's Station wants your help in finding two men who tried to kidnap a 17-year-old girl in Spring Valley just before 11 a.m. yesterday. According to the Sheriff, the teen girl was walking near the intersection of Kenwood Drive and Campo Road when she was approached by two African-American men. The suspects drove up in an older burgundy four-door car and offered her a ride saying: "Hey beautiful, need a ride?"

The girl declined. The passenger then got out of the car and grabbed the victim from her arm and shoulders in an attempt to get her into the car. The girl fought him off and ran away. The suspects were last seen driving westbound on Campo Road, toward the Wendy's. The girl suffered minor injuries.No weapon was used during the attempted kidnapping.

Suspect #1 (Passenger) is described by the Sheriff's office as a black male adult in his 40s. He has a stocky build, approximately 5'8" tall with short black hair, unshaven, with acne scars. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, a dark jean jacket and black nylon sweatpants.

Suspect #2 (Driver) is described as a black male adult.

The Sheriff’s office hass this advice:  “Parents, please remember to teach your children to always be alert and aware of the people around them. Be aware of locations and situations which would make you vulnerable to crime and whenever possible, travel with a friend. By taking a few simple precautions, you can reduce the risk to yourself, and also discourage those who commit crime. Reduce your risk of becoming a victim; visit our Crime Prevention page at

Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff's Department non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888)580-8477.

Error message

Support community news in the public interest! As nonprofit news, we rely on donations from the public to fund our reporting -- not special interests. Please donate to sustain East County Magazine's local reporting and/or wildfire alerts at to help us keep people safe and informed across our region.