County Wide BOLO For Possible Kidnapped Woman
According to Tim Cooper the acting Watch Commander for the Eureka Police Department this Sunday morning, a countywide alert was issued by his department for a possible female kidnap victim. At approximately 9:40 p.m. Saturday evening, two separate individuals called 911 reporting that a woman was being forcibly put into a vehicle.
According to the BOLO issued over the scanner, the female was screaming as she was pulled into the vehicle near the cross of California and West Del Norte Street. She was described as in her early 20’s with a medium build. The two separate witnesses variously described the vehicle as a dark Suburban or a light colored Jeep.
Cooper says, that he personally drove around looking for a suspicious vehicle that matched either of those two descriptions. He said he looked everywhere he could think of but didn’t find the victim. “If this is legit, it doesn’t seem like they want to be found.”
Unfortunately, he said, “We don’t have any information to say whether it is not credible or it is just a very suspicious call.”
According to the issued BOLO, if an officer locates a vehicle similar to the ones described, they should stop it and check on the welfare of any woman inside. If a civilian sees a similar vehicle in a suspicious circumstance such as parked in a normally deserted area, they should call law enforcement, Cooper said.