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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Kidnapping attempt

  • Pa. State Police Blooming Grove reported an attempted kidnapping at Pine Ridge Estates in Lehman Township, September 6. The public is asked to contact the State Police with tips at (470)226-5718.
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  • Pa. State Police Blooming Grove reported an attempted kidnapping at Pine Ridge Estates in Lehman Township, September 6. The public is asked to contact the State Police with tips at (470)226-5718.
       According to Trooper Kenneth Johansson, two 10 year old girls were on their way home  at 7:13 p.m. when a black mini-van drove up behind them. The victims split up and started to head for their homes. The one victim related that the van continued to follow her even as she tried to turn and swerve to avoid it.
       She related that she started to scream and the van speeded up and drove away.
        The mother of the other victim related seeing the van and described it as a black Caravan style van with passenger-side damage. The van's front passenger side door window was broken and covered with clear plastic. A description of the driver or a license late could not be provided as the vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed.
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