News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

January 14, 2013

Sullivan police investigating attempted abduction of two girls

SULLIVAN — Sullivan police are still investigating what they are calling an attempted abduction of two 9-year-old girls that occurred on Friday.

The girls were walking in the 1100 block of North State Street on their way home when a man, described as a while male, with white mustache and white hair, “popped the hood on a 1980s model Mercury Cougar and asked if they would help him fix the car,” Sullivan Police Chief Jessie Morin said.

Morin said the man then attempted to lure them into the vehicle, but the girls fled.

The vehicle had two license plates, one on the front and one on the rear of the vehicle; however, Morin said police do not know if both are state-issued plates. “One could have been just a personalized vanity type plate on the front of the car, we don’t know,” Morin said.

The white vehicle has black molding, about 4 inches in width, going down the length of the car, Morin said. The vehicle had hangars across the back seat, with one containing a plaid shirt, Morin said.

Parents of one of the girls went to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department to report the incident, where Sullivan city police were dispatched about 6:30 p.m. Friday. Sullivan City Police Sgt. David Story has interviewed both girls, Morin said.

“We are still investigating this,” Morin said. Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to contact the Sullivan Police Department at 812-268-4353 or via the department’s Facebook page at Sullivan-City PD.


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Today in History for April 18th Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City
NDN Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010