HOQUIAM POLICE INVESTIGATE ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION
Hoquiam Police are investigating an attempted abduction of a 17 year old Hoquiam girl on Sunday night. Deputy Chief Jim Maloney says the girl was jogging down Beach Hill Drive toward Cherry Street when a pick-up truck pulled up next to her. As the driver asked the girl for directions, Maloney says a second man jumped from the back of the truck and grabbed hold of her. After a brief struggle, the girl was thrown to the ground and the suspects drove off. She sustained minor injuries and was treated and released from Community Hospital. Anyone with information should call the Hoquiam Police Department at 532 0892, ext. 102.
The victim described the men as:
Driver – White male, 20-35 years old, medium size with a day’s growth of beard wearing an older style Seattle Mariner’s baseball type cap and a grey hooded sweatshirt.
Second suspect – The victim saw only that he was wearing black cotton gloves and brown boots. He was described as being about 5’7″ tall.
Vehicle – The pick-up was described as looking more like a Chevrolet than a Ford or Toyota. It is an older model pick-up, blue or gray in color with a dark stripe down the side that is about 4 inches wide.