Attempted child abduction in Tehachapi

Children safe at home; male and female suspects

TEHACHAPI, Calif. - The Tehachapi Police Department  confirmed a reported possible attempted child abduction that occurred near Pinon Street and Curry Street in Tehachapi on Friday, Sept. 14.

Officials said a brother and sister, 11 and 8-years old respectively, were riding their bicycles in the area when a car pulled alongside them and the occupants tried to lure them closer to the car.

The boy reportedly told his younger sister to ignore them and they continued riding.  The car followed them for a short distance, while the passenger continued  to try and get the children's attention.

The children turned around to return home and told their mother about the incident.

The car did not pursuit the children and was last seen driving northbound on Curry Street.

The car was described as a maroon Dodge Intrepid type vehicle, with damage on the right rear door.  The occupants were also described as a white male and female.

A car matching the description was found parked in the area and TPD is continuing its investigation into the car's owner and anyone associated with the car.


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