Parents in North Liberty are on high alert amid reports of an attempted child abduction on Sunday. According to our reporting partners at WNDU-TV, a white man in his mid-30s approached a 12-year-old boy around 7:30 Sunday evening. The man was said to be driving a dark-colored, four-door vehicle and reportedly made several attempts to get the youngster into his car. The boy got scared, ran home and told his mother. Police remind parents to tell their children not to trust adults they don’t know. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the North Liberty Police Department.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.