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Suspect’s truck was towing a trailer with possible license CA/4KW5935

April 30, 2010 (Otay Ranch) –Authorities seek the public’s help to locate a man suspected of trying to kidnap a 14-year-old girl who was accosted while walking to High Tech high School on Thursday.


The teen student was walking southbound on Eastlake Parkway between 8 and 8:15a.m. when she heard a whistle and saw a Hispanic male in a beat up Ford pickup truck towing a trailer staring at her as he slowly drove by, Chula Vista Police report. The suspect continued southbound to Birch Road and made a left turn where the victim lost sight of him.

The victim continued cut through a Vons parking lot and continued walking southbound on Discovery Falls near Crossroads Street when the suspect vehicle approached her. The suspect slowed and yelled "come here" and motioned her to come over with his arm. The victim ignored the suspect and continued walking toward school. The suspect parked the truck and started walking across the street toward the victim. The victim ignored the suspect and did not think he was coming for her.

The suspect approached the victim and grabbed her by the arm. The victim kicked and elbowed the suspect and ran southbound toward High Tech High which was about 1/4 mile from the area of the assault. The victim went to the school office and immediately reported the assault. The victim was upset and shaken but she was not injured. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult approximately 5'-05" tall, 28-30 years old wearing a plain gray baseball cap and a zipped up grey jacket. The suspect had dark skin and weighed about 200 lbs and had a heavy build and a mustache. There were no other distinguishing characteristics.

The suspect vehicle was an older tan "beat up" Ford F150 with yellow lettering on the door. The truck was towing an empty black flatbed trailer with a possible license plate number of CA/4KW5935. The victim did not remember the plate on the truck.

Chula Vista Police Department School Resource Officers and Detectives from the Family Protection unit are actively investigating this incident. The police department is working closely with the Sweetwater High School District and the Chula Vista Elementary School District to alert parents and students about the incident. The incident is being treated as an attempted kidnapping.

If anyone witnessed the incident or has further information please contact the Chula Vista Police department at (619) 691-5151.


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