Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 3:45 p.m.
On 08/28/2020 at 11:53 PM SPD Officers were dispatched to an assault investigation in the 1200 block of West Dalton Ave. The responding Officers quickly determined the crime not to be just an assault but in fact a kidnapping.
The victim (a juvenile) alleged he was kidnapped, duck taped to a chair and assaulted by 2 suspects. The suspects accused him of stealing a cell phone, wallet and a handgun. The victim denied taking any of the items the suspects accused him of stealing.
To avoid further injury the victim convinced the suspects to take him to his grandma’s house so he could get them some money. They drove him to a home in the 1200 block of West Dalton. When they arrived he went inside and advised his grandma to call police. The suspects fled.
The preliminary investigation indicates the suspects may be known to the victim and the incident could be a gang related crime. The investigation is ongoing.
Officer John O'Brien