The following is a press release issued by the Santa Rosa Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Monday, March 7, 2022, at 8:30 AM, Santa Rosa Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of Calistoga Road and Piedmont Drive regarding an attempted kidnapping.
SRPD officers contacted the victim and her family. The victim is a 12-year-old female who lives in the neighborhood. The victim was walking on Calistoga Rd, to a local elementary school. Near the intersection of Calistoga Road and Piedmont Drive, a vehicle driving southbound Calistoga Road did a U-turn and pulled over to the east curb. The driver/suspect then opened the front passenger door, threatened the victim, and tried to pull her into his vehicle. The victim was able to fight the suspect off and run back to her home. The suspect was last seen driving northbound Calistoga Road. The victim was not physically injured.
The suspect’s description: a white male adult in his late-40s or early-50s, 5’8” (approx.), thin build, balding with a beard. He was wearing a tan shirt with an unknown emblem on the left side of the chest and torn blue jeans.
The suspect’s vehicle: an older black BMW, four-door sedan with no front license plate.
Detectives continue to work on this investigation and need the public’s assistance. Anyone who witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact SRPD immediately at 707-528-5222. If you live in the neighborhood of Calistoga Road and Piedmont Drive and have surveillance cameras, please check footage from this morning and see if you captured any useful images or videos. If you locate footage or images, please contact the SRPD Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Team at 707-543-3595. Community members can also use the SRPD online Tip Line: www.srcity.org/CrimeTips.
A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by the Sonoma County Alliance Community Engagement and Safety Rewards Fund. The reward is for information leading to the arrest of the suspected kidnapper in this investigation.
The Santa Rosa Police Department is working directly with schools in the area to provide additional security during school dismissals and the next several mornings. The Santa Rosa Police Department and school administrators are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students. SRPD continues to work collaboratively with school administrators to keep youth safe.
SRPD case number 22-2588.