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Posted on: October 5, 2018

[ARCHIVED] ***UPDATE***Frederick Police Investigate Attempted Abduction


FREDERICK, MD – Over the course of the past several weeks Detectives and Officers with the Frederick Police Department have worked tirelessly in an attempt to identify the individual accused of the Attempted Abduction on 9/12/2018, on McCain Drive. 

Through the course of the investigation, Det. Radtke was able to identify the vehicle involved and subsequently the individual involved.  It was determined through the investigation that this was a misunderstanding between the suspect and the victim, and no crime actually occurred.

Based on the facts of the case and in consultation with the State’s Attorney Office it was determined that no charges will be placed at this time. 

The Frederick Police Department would like to thank the community for their assistance and credit the strong relationship with our community in quickly bringing this to a close. 




September 12, 2018

Frederick Police Investigate Attempted Abduction

FREDERICK, MD – At about 1535 hours on September 12, 2018, the Frederick Police Department received a call from the victim of an attempted abduction. The victim, a 17-year-old female, reported that she was walking on Hillcrest Drive near McCain Drive at about 1520 hours, when a white male driving a white work van attempted to abduct her. She was able to leave the area and call police.

The victim described the van as a newer-model, small, white work van with light green lettering (possibly oriented in a diagonal fashion) between the rear wheel wells and up across the sliding door. The van has a roof rack, which had no equipment stowed on top at that time. The van drove away and headed northbound on McCain Drive.

The victim described the suspect as a white male with dark hair, 5-05 to 5-08 tall, with tattoos on his arms.

Multiple patrol officers and detectives canvassed the area, and a lookout was broadcast to other police departments in the area.  Frederick Police officers are aware of the incident, and will be routinely patrolling the area.

The Frederick Police Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Steve Radtke at 240-549-4579. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact the department by voicemail at 301-600-TIPS (8477), text message at 240-674-TIPS (8477), or by email

Case#: 2018-077167

Incident Type: Attempted Abduction

Investigator: Detective Steve Radtke – 240-549-4579

Author / Public Information Contact: Lt. Kirk Henneberry - 301-600-6217

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