Thursday, February 3, 2022

Police release sketch of suspect in attempted child abduction

Sketch of the suspect
The Canton Police Department has released a composite sketch of the suspect in an attempted abduction of a 12-year-old boy recently. 

According to the initial report, at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, the student was at his school bus stop in the 51074 block of Mott Road near College Park Mobile Homes, when a male suspect physically attempted to grab him. The student was able to fight the man off and run back to his home, according to police reports. According to reports, this was only the second day the student's parents had allowed him to walk to the bus stop alone.

The boy told police that he observed the man driving slowly and apparently watching him as he was nearing the bus stop. He said the man left the car and attempted to grab him. 

The white male suspect is described as approximately 30-years-old, 6-feet tall with a thin build. He was described as clean shaven, with short blond, spiked hair. He was wearing a black hoodie and gray pants. Canton Police detectives released images from a surveillance camera in the area that show a white four-door Ford Taurus leaving the area of the mobile home park at the time of the encounter. Police suspect the driver may have been the person who approached the 12-year-old. 

Anyone who may have any information about the suspect or the incident is asked to contact the Canton Police Department at (734) 394-5400.