Man Tried To Abduct Girl Near Golf Road Wednesday

Cook County Police say the man tried to abduct a middle school student in the area of 9600 W. Golf Road, and he may frequent the area.


UPDATE: Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart's office said the suspect grabbed a 12-year-old girl and tried to drag her into a wooded area in Maine Township on Wednesday.

She fought back. He covered her mouth with his hands, and she bit his hand and escaped.

Police searched the area south of the 9600 block of Golf Road, and enlisted a helicopter and K-9 units in the effort. They found white headphones the offender was reportedly wearing, but nothing further.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 30 years-old, approximately 5’8”- 5’10” tall, and approximately 170 to 190 pounds. He wore an orange and brown hooded sweatshirt and black and white pants.

Sheriff Dart asks anyone with information to call Cook County Sheriff’s Police at 708-865-4896.

Original story:

Cook County Sheriff's Police are investigating an attempted child abduction Wednesday in the area of 9600 W. Golf Road. The area is in Maine Township, in unincorporated Des Plaines. Patch.com will update if more information becomes available. 

It provided this information: 

The CCSPD is investigating an attempted child abduction that occurred on May 1, 2013 in the area of 9600 W. Golf Road in unincorporated Des Plaines.  The offender is described as a male (white or Hispanic), 20-30 years of age, 5’8” to 5’10”, weighing about 170-190 lbs.  The offender was wearing an orange/brown hooded jacket and black/white striped pants.  The offender attempted to abduct a middle school-age female victim.  The offender may frequent the area of Golf and Potter in Maine Township.  Any information, please contact the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department Investigations at 708-865-4896.

Park Ridge Police also can be reached at 911, for emergencies, or the non-emergency line at 847-318-5252.

Judith May 04, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Thanks - good post. The slum west of my condo complex houses all races.
Shaira Leah Gomez May 04, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Authorities should get hold of issues like this as this put threat to the public, especially with children at young ages. Incident like this bothers me, because this might also happen to my children. So I thought of looking up for safety service that would do so, and luckily, I read an article with cool safety service that alerts you when your kids in trouble and can even get escalated to the nearest 911 with just a click. Check this out: https://login.safekidzone.com/mobilesafety/?CampaignLandingPage=RelentlessProtectionSafeLink&refcode=relentlessprotection&a_aid=514ae0d65ccc2
yolisa May 04, 2013 at 06:12 PM
If I was that girl I will slap him or run somewhere so he could just fallow you at take him somewhere so the police could find him
Cathy Mac May 06, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Patch News People -- can you please provide a "ghetto wall" for those who get off the subject, that they can carry on elsewhere? No reason to eliminate, just dump elsewhere so we can read on about the subject. Thanks in advance! I'd like to congratulate the girl who fought back!! Kudos to you!!
Cathy Mac May 06, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Shaira - that's a great idea and I'm going to post it on fb - good information to pass along to other parents and maybe the schools. However, I'd like to point out that with sexual predators - that would not be enough protection because unfortunately, the majority of them don't jump out of dark woods. And they're not just priests! They are usually people the kids and parents know and trust -- this can include a family member, coach, teacher, babysitter, scout leader, counselor -- anybody who usually has access to kids and in a role that not only provides that access, but a role that calls for the parents' trust and kids' respect. They usually target single moms and/or kids of parents who are not always available due to work, illness, etc. They most likely will not target kids of parents who are educated, aware and in touch with their kids. What's key is having very open communication with your kids and observing and listening to your intuition if something feels off. Be persistent, and help protect other kids as well as your own if you know their parents are not available to them -- it takes a community!!


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