LAPD SubHeaders 22
newsroom breadcrumb arrow 2000 archives breadcrumb arrow march 2000
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs
FILE A
COMMENDATION
OR COMPLAINT

translation logo: globe with lapd badge
 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Monday, March 13, 2000
Media Relations
   
   
Misunderstanding Leads to Police Investigation

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, March 13, 2000



"Misunderstanding Leads to Police Investigation"

Los Angeles - On Thursday, March 9, 2000, at approximately 3:40 PM, Southwest Area Patrol Officers responded to a radio call regarding an attempt kidnapping at Vermont Elementary School, located at 1435 W. 27th Street. The victim reported that as she stood in front of the school awaiting her sister, she noticed a red compact car. (A male Hispanic was driving the vehicle and a female Hispanic was the front passenger. Two female juveniles were seated in the back seat.)

The male held a cellular phone up and told the a victim, "Hey get in and give me your aunt's phone number." The victim became alarmed and started to cry as she refused to enter the car. A passerby saw the distressed victim and asked what was going on. The suspect's vehicle then drove away.

Southwest Area Detectives began an investigation and prepared a CRIME ALERT and PRESS RELEASE to notify the local schools, citizens, and the news media. The victim and her mother were re-interviewed.

On Friday March 10th the Vermont Elementary School Administrative Staff received information concerning the female Hispanic that was in the red vehicle on the 9th. She was reported to be the mother of a school student. A short time later the woman arrived at the school to pick up her daughter. Southwest Officers were notified.

Detectives responded to the school and interviewed the female Hispanic. The woman stated that she and a male friend went to the school to pick up her daughter. She noticed the little girl (victim) in front of the school looking somewhat distressed. She questioned the girl and found that she was waiting for her sister. The girl appeared to be frightened of waiting by herself. She then asked the girl if she would go with her into the school office and wait inside, but the girl stated she had to wait outside in case the sister arrived. The woman then proceeded to pick up her daughter and returned to her vehicle. The girl was still waiting and requested the woman to wait with her. She said she couldn't wait, but offered to let the girl call her mother or aunt on a cell-phone. The girl did not want to call her mother and did not want the woman to leave until the sister arrived. A passerby noticed the girl was distressed and inquired into what was going on. The woman spoke briefly to the passerby and then left with her child and friend.

Detectives again questioned the victim and her mother and determined that the woman's story was accurate and that no crime had occurred. Detectives are still trying to clear up a few loose ends, however, they are quite certain that no kidnapping or attempt kidnapping occurred.




For Release 4:00 pm PST
March 13, 2000



     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation