BENTON â€” According to a press release sent by Lt. Kevin Russell with the Benton Police Department, officers responded to the South Street-Main Street intersection Monday on reports of a possible attempted kidnapping.
The victim, 16-year-old female juvenile, said a Hispanic male tried to lure her into his single-cab Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck as she was walking. She said he opened the passenger door of his vehicle and tried to get her to get in while speaking something in spanish and motioning for her to get in. The truck is two-toned with the upper half painted purple or dark blue and the lower painted red.
The report says that a witness noticed what was happening and yelled at the suspect, who then drove away.
If anyone has any information regarding the incident you are encouraged to call 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com to leave a tip.
Check tomorrow's issue of The Saline Courier for more information