On Jan. 29, 2023, at about 3:50 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Nelson Way in McKinleyville for the report of a suspicious circumstance involving a juvenile.
The residents told deputies that their juvenile daughter was walking on Nelson Way when a man reportedly drove up in a green-colored vehicle, parked and exited the vehicle, and then began to follow the girl. The girl reportedly began screaming and ran away.
Deputies were unable to locate the man or the vehicle in the area. However, through follow up investigation deputies have identified a possibly involved person, and that person has been contacted and questioned.
This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident or similar circumstances is asked to contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.
Community members are encouraged to talk to their children about practicing safe behaviors and preventing abduction. Learn how you can talk to your children about safety and download helpful resources at: https://www.missingkids.org/education/kidsmartz.
Receive HCSO news straight to your phone or email. Subscribe to news alerts at: humboldtsheriff.org/subscribe.