Police looking for suspect in alleged abduction attempt

By: Nick Mordowanec | Fraser - Clinton Township Chronicle | Published May 4, 2016


FRASER — The Fraser Department of Public Safety is asking residents across all of Macomb County to be wary of a suspect allegedly involved in an abduction attempt.

The incident occurred around 6 p.m. May 2. An 11-year-old Fraser boy was walking down Richert Street, near 13 Mile and Hayes roads, when he was allegedly approached by an unknown individual.

Fraser police stated that a white man in his 30s, wearing sunglasses and a beanie on his head, pulled up in a vehicle. The suspect allegedly told the boy that his mother had been in an accident and that he needed to jump inside his vehicle — a regular cab white pickup truck with aftermarket alloy wheels and a scratch on the driver’s rear-side fender — and go to the hospital.

The boy was able to run away from the alleged assailant and make it home. Fraser Lt. Mike Pettyes said the boy was at a friend’s house, a few houses down from where he lives with his mother and father.

“(The suspect telling the boy his mom was in accident) scared (the boy) and he ran off, and the truck sped off northbound and wasn’t seen again,” Pettyes said.

The boy’s mother was fine, confirming the suspect’s lie to lure the boy. Pettyes said the boy’s father is the one who called police, as there were no known witnesses.

A press release described the situation as an abduction attempt, and Pettyes said an officer at the scene spoke with the boy and his father to confirm what happened.

“We take (all abduction attempts) serious and we have to take the boy at his word,” Pettyes said. “That’s always a concern (that the story is made up), but there’s no information that would indicate that this did not happen.”

Fraser Police put out an administrative message to surrounding communities, telling them to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Law enforcement has been asked to pull over vehicles that match the description of the suspect’s vehicle, and to ask questions.

Pettyes admitted the suspect’s description is vague, but he wants people who may know or identify the suspect to contact authorities immediately.

Anyone with information related to the suspect or the attempt is asked to call Fraser police at (586) 293-1425.