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Child abduction attempt reported in Newport

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Police are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect involved in a recent attempted child abduction near Newport Elementary School.


A fourth-grade girl who attends Newport Elementary told police she was walking home from school about 4 p.m. Friday, April 5, near Seventh Avenue and Ninth Street when a man drove by her and then parked and got out of his vehicle. The man yelled at her to get in the vehicle, Newport Police Chief Curt Montgomery said.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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