Investigators resolve reports of possible attempted abductions in Newkirk

Ponca City Now - August 8, 2019 3:13 pm

NEWKIRK — The Newkirk Police Department received three reports of possible attempted child abductions on Wednesday within the City of Newkirk.
The Newkirk Police Department, Kay County Sheriff’s Office, and the 8th District Attorney Office Drug and Major Crime Unit investigated the incidents.

The identified individuals in the pickup contacted the investigating agencies, detailing the incident.

After the investigation was concluded, it is known that the individuals in the pickup identified who they thought was a distant family member’s child walking on the side of the road.

The weather temperature and extreme heat index on Wednesday was between 95 degrees and 110 degrees. The individuals in the pickup contacted the child and offered the child assistance in the form of transporting the child to their residence to avoid the heat. The child declined and the individuals in the pickup departed the area.

Interviews were conducted with all three alleged victims of the possible attempted child abductions.

No criminal intent on behalf of the individuals in the pickup was found, and it was determined to be a case of mistaken identity of the child involved.

The agencies involved in this investigation would like to thank our communities for their assistance in this matter.

Thank you.

 

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