At 11:27am on 7-18-19 the White County Sheriff's Office was advised of a possible attempted child abduction at Enfield, IL.

Sheriff Doug Maier and Sgt Craig Poole responded arriving at the residence, 119 Mulberry Street in Enfield, IL at 11:29am.

Two boys age 7 and 9 advised a red van/suv had pulled up beside them while walking and offered them candy. They also ask them if they needed a ride. The boys said they cannot take candy from strangers and the vehicle then left. They said there was no attempt to force them into the vehicle. The vehicle had 4 male subjects in the vehicle. Advised they all appeared to be teenagers.

The Sheriff's Office received information about the owner of the vehicle and were able to determine the four subjects inside the vehicle. Four juvenile subjects (age 14-16) were the individuals who had talked to the boys.

All four juveniles and their parents came to the Sheriff's Office and were interviewed.

The four all admitted that they were the ones who talked to the boys. The driver of the vehicle was the only one who spoke to the boys. The juvenile who offered the boys candy said he thought the situation would be funny but now understands the seriousness of the situation and understands the turmoil that the incident as caused.

The report will be forwarded to States Attorney Denton Aud to determine if criminal charges will be filed.

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
Stay Safe this Summer!
As always we want everyone to be as safe as possible, so here are a few things you can do to help keep yourself safe this summer!
  • Service your vehicle! Nothing will ruin an exciting trip like a blown tire or breakdown! So, check the air and tread on your tires, change the Oil and Oil Filter, and check your hoses, belts, air filter, windshield wipers, and coolant levels.
  • Keep emergency items in your car. Extra drinking water, snacks (granola bars, small bags of crackers), a first aid kit, and an emergency kit including a flashlight, jumper cables, paper towels and basic tools can always come in handy!
  • Remove dangerous items from your car. Pressurized products like hair spray and soda can leave a nasty mess. Crayons, candy, lipstick, cleaning products with ammonia/alcohol can also cause nasty problems.
  • Don't leave pets in a vehicle. Temperatures can raise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until thirsty to drink.
  • Stay protected from the sun. Wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or greater.
  • Keep pesky bugs away. Use bug repellant containing DEET to keep mosquitos, and ticks away. Empty items of collected water, buckets and other stagnate water sources can produce hundreds of new mosquitos each day.
  • Swim Safely. Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards and always swim with a buddy.
  • Avoid long term heat exposure. Try to limit your time outside to avoid extreme heat.
  • Don't drink and drive. Impaired driving is a risk to everyone on the road!
  • Don't text and drive. Distracted driving is a risk to everyone on the road too!
Enjoy the summer and stay safe out there!

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
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