City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20090421-077
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kidnapping Report Proved to be False

On Monday, April, 20, 2009, an 18-year-old female reported she was walking near the intersection of Natomas Crossing and Sparrow Drive when a man attempted to kidnap her by force.

The Sacramento Police Department investigated the allegation.  After a full and thorough investigation, the report was determined to be false. 

Kidnappings are very serious crimes and the first 24 hours are critical to solving the case.  That is why law enforcement agencies devote a lot of resources to the investigations as well as reaching out to the community for awareness and assistance.   

We would like to remind the community that kidnappings can occur.  It is important to keep the following safety tips in mind: walk with others, keep alert to what is going on around you, and keep an eye out for suspicious activity within your communities.

Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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