YUMA, Arizona. – On Saturday, December 17, 2022, at approximately 8:51 PM, The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an attempted kidnapping in the 10500 Block of E. 34th Street.
The investigation revealed a gray early 2000s Suburban type SUV, with a single occupant, was traveling westbound on 34th Street, when it drove by an 11-year-old juvenile outside of a residence. The vehicle made a U-turn and parked. The suspect exited the vehicle and started to call out to the juvenile. When the juvenile noticed the suspect approaching her, she walked toward the residence, but the suspect followed her into the driveway and was telling her to come with him. The suspect then grabbed the juvenile’s shirt collar and attempted to take her towards the vehicle. The juvenile was able to break away and run inside the home. The suspect then fled the area in the vehicle.
The suspect is described as a heavy-set Hispanic male, with dark curly hair, a beard, and had an odor of alcoholic beverages.
Anyone with information regarding this case, please contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. You can also visit our website at www.yumacountysheriff.org to submit an anonymous tip.