St. Mary’s Girl Avoids Potential Abduction

Pot county sheriff

On Thursday March 6th, 2014 the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the following incident; An 11 year old girl reported that she was walking in the city of St.Mary’s at approximately 3:30 p.m. She had been walking in an alley when she saw a white van turn down the same alley she was walking in, driving towards her. She cut through a yard because the van was coming towards her. The girl who was now walking on Palmer Street watched the van emerge from the alley and come back on Palmer Street driving towards her again. She said the van stopped near her and the driver yelled “hey come here”. She said she ran from the van and was able run to her home. The girl described the van as a white Chevrolet van with three windows on each side. She believed the rear windows were tinted dark. She said the van had dents and scratches on the passenger side door. She believed the van had a blue colored license plate that said Nebraska. The driver was described as a male in his late twenties with a short brown goatee. He was wearing black sunglasses and a black baseball cap with no logo on it.

The Sheriff’s Office would like an opportunity speak with the individual who was driving the van involved in this incident. This incident occurred in the vicinity of Palmer and Lasley Streets, and 3 and 4th street. If you have information about the van, driver, or if you believe you may have witnessed this please contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at 785-457-3353 or the St.Mary’s Police Department at 785-437-2311.