Reported Child Abduction

To: Media
From: Green Lake County Sheriff's Office
Re/Event: Reported Child Abduction #10BPD0931
Date/Time of Incident: 8:03 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Address:  Jackson St at Broadway St., City of Berlin
Date of Release: 04/28/10 Release #: 1-1

On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 8:03am, the Green Lake County Communications Center received a call concerning a possible child abduction.  Two juvenile witnesses had reported seeing another juvenile being forceibly placed into a Gold colored truck on Broadway St..  The City of Berlin Police were immediately dispatched.

   After a brief initial assessment of the call, and interview of witnesses, the County "Code Red" system of telephone notice was implemented, Green Lake County Sheriff's authorities dispatched, and the adjacent Counties of Marquette and Waushara were advised of this attempt to locate.  Victim and vehicular descriptors were provided as the suspect vehicle was last seen traveling West from Berlin.  Berlin Police and Sheriff's Officials from the three County area, including the Wisconsin State Patrol,  searched Berlin and Western Green Lake, Eastern Marquette, and Southern Waushara Counties.

   At approximatley 8:44am Green Lake dispatch received a call from a citizen pertaining to the incident.  Berlin Police investigated further and confirmed the call then locating the child and truck associated to reported abduction - the call was a misunderstanding and not an abduction.

   What had occurred was that at approximately 7:40am a 9 year old male juvenile left his residence on his bicycle.  This was against the wishes of a parent who interacted with the juvenile on Broadway St. at Jackson St..  The juvenile was placed in the parent's truck and the bicycle was loaded in the bed of the pick-up.  The juvenile was taken to school by the parent without incident.


There were no injuries and there will be no charges associated with this call.    

Release Prepared by:
Mark P. Putzke
Chief Deputy Sheriff
Green Lake County Sheriff's Office


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