Search on for victim of suspected kidnapping attempt in Santa Clarita

Map of attempted kidnapping
Map shows where a man, who is in custody, attempted to kidnap a teenage girl in Santa Clarita on Wednesday, sheriff’s officials said.

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are searching for the victim of an attempted kidnapping that occurred Wednesday morning, authorities said.

About 8:30 a.m. a driver reported seeing a man grab and attempt to kidnap a teenage girl at Jakes Way and Sierra Highway in Canyon Country, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The girl fought back and the driver stopped to yell at the suspect, who then released the teen, the department said.

The witness, who told the girl to run and call the Sheriff’s Department, kept an eye on the suspect and directed deputies to him.


The suspect was taken into custody, but the authorities didn’t release his name. The victim has not been identified nor come forward to authorities.

The Santa Clarita sheriff’s station was checking with high schools and is asking for the public’s help in the hopes of identifying the teenager.

She wore a plaid shirt, a skirt and knee high socks. The girl, described as a Latina, also had long curly hair with a bow.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Santa Clarita Valley Station’s detective bureau (661) 255-1121 or Crime Stoppers 800-222-TIPS (8477).   


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