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April 21, 2010 > Newark Police investigate attempted kidnapping

Newark Police investigate attempted kidnapping

Submitted By Commander Robert Douglas, Newark PD
Photos By courtesy of Newark Police Department

On Tuesday, April 13 at 6:40 a.m., a male suspect approached a 15-year-old female as she was walking in the area of Parkshore Drive and Edgewater Drive toward Cedar Boulevard. The suspect is in his late teens to early twenties, 6'-2" tall, medium build and has a goatee. He was last seen wearing a black knit cap with black baggy clothing.

The suspect grabbed the juvenile from behind, knocking her to the ground. The victim fought back by kicking and screaming, and drew the attention of a passing adult bicyclist. The bicyclist pointed out the suspect to a passing motorist and asked him to follow the suspect and call 911. The motorist followed the suspect onto Parkshore Drive until the suspect turned and fired three shots from a handgun in the direction of the motorist. The suspect was last seen fleeing the area on northbound Parkshore Drive. None of the involved parties were injured during this incident.

Officers responded to the area, but were unable to locate the suspect. Notification of the incident was also made to school officials of near-by schools. Any person with information concerning this incident should contact Detective Sergeant Dave Parks at (510) 578-4247. Information can also be left anonymously on the "silent witness" hotline at (510) 578-4000, extension 500.

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