Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department Investigating Possible Attempted Confinement of Teenage Girl on B&O Trail

AVON- On 06/18/2022 at approximately 9:20 pm, Hendricks County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the report of “Trouble with a Person” that had occurred on the B&O trail north of the Wynbrooke subdivision near 21st St. and Raceway Rd. 

The initial report was that a 17-year-old girl was approached while walking alone on the trail by four unidentified males.  Investigation indicates that one of the males, who was described as Hispanic and approximately 30 years of age, attempted to engage the girl in conversation and expressed a romantic interest in her.   

The girl walked westward with the man for an undetermined period of time, but then turned around to go back eastbound on the trail, from where she had originally come.  The man attempted to kiss the girl and she fled on foot. The man then caught up with the girl and held onto her hand in attempt to get her to come back with him on the trail.  The girl pulled away from the man and she continued running away from the trail.  The man was last seen walking westbound on the trail toward Ronald Reagan Blvd.   

Hendricks County Detectives are attempting to identify the man involved in this incident. If anyone recognizes this man, please contact Det. Sgt. Charles Tyree at 317.745.9354. 

The B&O Trail entrance nearest the incident is in the 10700 block of Northern Dancer Dr.  Detectives are asking residents in the area of Northern Dancer Dr to check their surveillance systems between 7 pm and 9 pm on 6/18/22. If you locate any relevant surveillance footage, we are also asking that you contact Sgt. Tyree. 

We would like to encourage people who use the trails for fitness to travel in groups, especially during the evening hours, and to report any suspicious activity to local police.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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