Sacto 9-1-1
February 28, 2012
Woodland teen reports strangers tried to entice him into vehicle

Woodland police are investigating a teenager's report of an attempt to entice him into a vehicle as he walked home from school Monday.

The 15-year-old boy told officers that he was walking home from Woodland High School about 3 p.m., heading east on Beamer Street near Frost Drive, when he was approached by a four-door sedan occupied by three Latino men in their late teens or early 20s. The vehicle stopped next to the boy, who continued to walk by the vehicle.

As he did, one of the men in the vehicle got out of the passenger side of the front seat, opened the rear passenger door of the sedan and gestured for the youth to get in the back seat, according to a Police Department news release. No words were spoken, but the teenager was frightened and ran several blocks to his home, police said.

The boy was unable to provide many details about the incident, and police have received no other reports of this type of activity near any school in Woodland, officials said.

Police are looking into the matter, and patrol officers have been asked to provide extra patrol in the area if they are available during the hours when students are leaving school.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Woodland Police Department at (530) 661-7800.

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