February 4, 2011 > Attempted Kidnapping
Submitted By Henry Kwong, Milpitas PD
Milpitas Police is seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in connection to an attempted kidnapping. Two separate incidents were reported in Milpitas last week; the suspect in both cases allegedly had the same description.
On Monday, January 24 at about 3:10 p.m., a Rancho Middle School student was walking home on 1600 block of Everglades Drive near Crater Lake Avenue. An adult Asian male attempted to engage the student in conversation and get into his vehicle. The student walked away; the suspect was last seen driving away from the area.
On the same day at about 3:30 p.m., a similarly described Asian male driving a similar vehicle exited his vehicle and spoke with a Milpitas High School student walking home. The incident happened on 400 block of North Park Victoria Drive at Kennedy Drive. As they conversed, the suspect unsuccessfully attempted to grab the student then exposed his genitals. The suspect fled in his vehicle.
On Tuesday, January 25 at about 4:25 p.m., the Rancho Middle School student involved in the incident a day earlier saw a similarly described man and vehicle driving around Olympic Drive and Lassen Avenue. The suspect was seen making at least three different passes in the area.
According to victims, the suspect is an Asian male adult, 30 to 35 years of age, straight black hair, 5'-5" to 5'-8" tall, 180 to 250 pounds, clean shaven, with an Asian accent. He was last seen wearing a light colored long sleeved button-up shirt and blue baseball cap. The suspect's vehicle is described as a red four-door Chevrolet Blazer with an unknown license plate It's paint is peeling and the engine hood is much lighter in color than the rest of the body; the engine hood may look pink in color.
Milpitas Police reminds parents to talk to their children about strangers wanting to speak to them, seeking their assistance in looking for a lost pet, or asking if they can give your child a ride. These talks should include using avenues of escape and methods to bring attention to the situation, in addition to immediately reporting an occurrence to a parent, guardian, school official, or law enforcement personnel.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police at (408) 586-2400. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (408) 586-2500 or online at www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov.