Police say attempted abduction didn’t happen

Update 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20: The Susanville Police Department has determined there was not an attempted abduction Monday.

“After a lengthy investigation, it has been determined the attempted abduction reported on Monday on Paul Bunyan near N. Spring St., is unfounded. The victim has admitted to fabricating the attempted abduction,” read a statement from the department. “Thank you to the entire community for your input from the initial report of this case.”

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Update 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19: According to a statement, the “Susanville Police Department has identified the male and female that were possibly involved in what was reported as a possible attempted abduction yesterday near McKinley School. We are still investigating the matter and are conducting additional interviews of additional witnesses. We appreciate all of the information the community has provided over the last 24 hours, but we are not seeking any outstanding people or vehicle(s) at this time.”

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The Susanville Police Department is investigating an alleged attempted abduction around 1:15 p.m. today, Monday, Nov. 18, near McKinley School.

According to a statement from the department, “We are currently investigating a report of an attempted abduction near McKinley School. Preliminary investigation indicates a male and female in a blue four-door truck attempted to lure one or more kids into their truck in the area of N. Spring St. and Paul Bunyan Road around 1:15 p.m. today. Officers are canvassing the area for any leads or video footage near the scene.”

“We do not have any firm description of the suspect(s), other than a male and female. Anyone who saw the described vehicle or possible suspect(s) in the area around that time should call the Police Department at 257-2171,” read the statement.