Arvada Police Release Composite Sketch in Child Abduction Attempts

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(Arvada, CO) – Arvada police are releasing a composite image of the suspect wanted in a series of attempted child abductions and indecent exposure incident in Arvada in the past 10 days.

Based on follow-up interviews with the victims and a review of the composite drawing, investigators believe it’s a strong possibility the incidents are tied to one suspect

The suspect is described as a white male, in his 50’s to 60’s with salt-and-pepper colored hair. He has a wrinkled face and a potbelly. His height is between 5′ 5″ and 6′ tall and weighs approximately 230 pounds. He may be associated with a grayish-colored sedan and possibly a blue mountain bike.

Numerous calls have been received by the department from citizens since the release of the information and follow-up is being conducted by detectives. A tip line has been set up for calls about the case. If you have information about a possible suspect lead, you’re asked to call: 720-898.6799.

Detectives are also coordinating with other law enforcement agencies to determine if there have been similar incidents in neighboring jurisdictions.

Recap of the Incidents:

Attempted Child Abduction Incidents

  • On Saturday, November 12, 2011, just after 3:00 p.m. in the area of Danny Kendrick Park (7000 Ward Road) and the Apex Center. Arvada Police were called to the area on a report of an attempted child abduction involving a 12-year-old Arvada girl.
  • On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, just after 8:00 p.m., a 6-year-old child was contacted by a man as she sat in a lounge area of the YMCA located at 6350 Eldridge Street. The suspect lured her outside and she was able to break free and return to her parents inside the building.

Indecent Exposure

  • On Friday, November 4, 2011, three 12-year-old girls were playing outside in the area of 69th and Robb Street when the suspect approached the girls and exposed and touched himself in their presence.

Suspicious Incident

On Monday, November 14, 2011, Arvada Police were called the area of 77th and Parfet Street where a 15-year-old girl was contacted by a man driving a silver or white four door car who began asking her for directions.