District Letters

Updated on Thu, 08/22/2019 - 7:34pm

Follow-up: Police release sketch of suspect in attempted abduction case

Dear Families and Staff of our Broomfield Schools,

In our ongoing effort to keep you informed of important issues affecting our schools and surrounding community, we want to provide you with additional information that the Broomfield Police Department has released concerning the attempted abduction that took place on Monday, Aug. 19.  

The incident happened on Whitney Circle near 144th Avenue and Lowell Boulevard in the Broadlands neighborhood. It was reported that an adult male got out of a parked pickup truck and attempted to physically push a 12-year-old girl inside. The girl was able to escape and ran to safety. 

Broomfield Police has now released a sketch of the suspect (pictured here). The suspect is described as a white male, 30-40 years old with an average build and average height. He was last seen driving a dark-colored 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with a crew cab. An identifying factor on the truck is a missing center cap on the rear passenger side wheel (pictured here).

Broomfield Police ask that if you see this suspect please call 911 immediately. If you have information about this case please call Detective Lopez at 720-887-5249. You can also remain anonymous by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). 

Families are also encouraged to take this opportunity to reinforce safety skills with their children. Explain to your children you want to discuss the safety rules with them, so they will know what to do if they are ever confronted with a difficult situation. Make sure you have safety nets in place so your children know there is always someone who can help them. 

Here are a few tips to aid with that conversation:

  1. Teach your children to recognize the methods someone may use to entice them such as asking for help or offering them a ride. Remind them to never approach people or vehicles they don’t know.

  2. If an adult approaches your child for help or directions, remind them adults needing help should not ask children; they should ask other adults.

  3. Safety in numbers. Stay with your friends and people you know when going places or playing outside.

  4. Say no if someone tries to touch you, or treats you in a way that makes you feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused. Yell to get the attention of people around you and get out of the situation as quickly as possible.

  5. Tell a parent, guardian or trusted adult if you feel scared, uncomfortable or confused.

  6. There will always be someone to help you and you have the right to be safe.

Fostering a safe and secure environment is a partnership between staff, parents, students, law enforcement and the community. We value the priority our community puts on safety and thank you for partnering with us to keep students safe.