Henderson Police Arrest Suspect in Attempted Abduction
March 19, 2013
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PLEASE CONTACT KEITH PAUL, (702) 267-4510
Henderson, Nev. – A 30-year-old Boulder City man was arrested Tuesday afternoon accused of attempting to abduct a 6-year-old girl from a local park on Sunday.
James H. Allen was arrested Tuesday about 2:15 p.m. and booked into the Henderson Detention Center on kidnapping, child abuse and burglary charges. He was being held without bail.
Allen is accused of grabbing a 6-year-old girl as she was leaving a restroom at Mountain View Park on Wigwam Parkway Sunday about 11:30 a.m. The girl was able to scream for help prompting the suspect to release her and flee the area in an older faded red Volkswagen. The girl was unharmed but very scared.
Detectives were led to Allen by a concerned citizen who called in after seeing the story on the news and providing information on the suspect’s identity. When detectives arrested Allen he had the older faded red Volkswagen Golf.
Allen was seen in the park prior to the attempted abduction. Several witnesses placed Allen at the park prior to the incident and fleeing the park after the girl screamed for help.
“I would like to thank the citizen who came forward with information that was vital in solving this case,” Henderson Police Chief Patrick Moers said. “We need the help of everyone to ensure that our community remains one of the safest cities in the country.”
In Sunday’s incident the girl did what she should by calling for help and drawing attention to the situation. Parents should talk with their children about strangers and what to do in similar situations.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4750 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips directly leading to an arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.
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