*Updated* Attempted Child Abduction in the City of Greenwood

Updated Release:

On Tuesday September 8th 2020, at about 4:25 p.m., the Greenwood Police Department, along with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an attempted child abduction in the City of Greenwood. With the assistance of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, through investigation, we viewed footage from multiple surveillance cameras and interviewed residents within a two-block radius. We also fielded multiple leads from the public. Through the above actions, we located a witness who was in the immediate area at the time of this incident.


This witness was driving a vehicle and wearing clothes that closely matched the victim’s description. The witness recalls seeing the victim walking down the street and glancing back. The witness quickly ran into a local business to pick up an item, and then ran back to their vehicle. As the witness was leaving the area, they saw the victim running down the street. This witness did not see any other vehicles or persons in the immediate area.


Based on the current information, it appears this may have been a misunderstanding. However, we will continue to follow up on possible leads as they come in.


We would like to commend the victim for being aware of her surroundings, and vigilance for her own safety. I would like to urge the public to follow her example in being observant of their surroundings. If you see something, say something. Please report any suspicious activity to your local law enforcement agency.


Chief Bernard Bock

Greenwood Police Department


Original Release:

On Tuesday September 8th 2020, at about 4:25 p.m., the Greenwood Police Department, along with the Clark county Sheriffs Office responded to a report of an attempted child abduction in the City of Greenwood. A female child reported a Maroon SUV/ Van type vehicle with dark rear tinted windows, believe to be occupied by at least two subjects approached an underage female. A passenger exited the vehicle and chased the female. He is described as a younger white male, with bald head and clean shaven face. He was wearing a white and black one piece jump suit, and white latex gloves. The child was able to safely escape, and is currently safe.

This case is currently under investigation, and no further information will be released at this time. We will release more information as it becomes available.

If you have any information to assist in this investigation, please call the Clark County Sheriffs Office at (715)743-3157 ,or the Clark County Sheriffs Office tip line at 1(888)847-2576 (TIP-CLSO),

Chief Bernard Bock

Greenwood Police Department

9-8-2020 at 6:35 p.m.

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