CRIME

Attempted kidnapping of a minor near a Taylorsville school

Sep 30, 2022, 9:30 AM | Updated: Oct 31, 2022, 11:56 am
Taylorsville police say they took a wanted fugitive into custody on Thursday night. (FILE PHOTO: KS...
Taylorsville police say they took a wanted fugitive into custody on Thursday night. (FILE PHOTO: KSLNewsRadio)
(FILE PHOTO: KSLNewsRadio)

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping case that occurred on Thursday, Sept. 29. just outside Bennion Jr. High School. 

According to the Taylorsville Police Department, the 11-year-old was walking home from school when she was approached by a man. The suspect, who was on foot, tried to get the girl to go with him to his car. He apparently asked the victim if she wanted to go for a ride.

The incident happened in a neighborhood just west of the school. School authorities sent out a safety message to the school’s community members.

“We want to take this opportunity to remind students and families to ensure that students are practicing safe habits in their travels to and from school.” 

There is an increased police presence in the area as the investigation continues. Anybody with information on this case, or anybody that wishes to report a crime related to this case, is asked to call 801-840-4000.

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