Fortuna Police Department press release: 

On Tuesday June 11, 2024 at about 1:25 P.M. Fortuna Police Department received a report of an attempted kidnapping that had just occurred in the 2000 block of Redwood Way in Fortuna. Two female juveniles reported that while walking in the 2000 block of Redwood Way an unknown subject drove up to them and told them to get into the vehicle. The scared juveniles refused and the unknown subject/driver pulled the vehicle onto the curb blocking their path. The unknown subject exited the vehicle and the two juvenile turned and ran to a local business.

The unknown subject reportedly chased the juveniles briefly on foot and then returned to his vehicle and was last seen driving away eastbound on Redwood Way.

The unknown subject was not known to the juveniles and responding officers were unable to locate the subject or the reported vehicle during a check of the area.

The juveniles are safe and the unknown subject and vehicle are described as follows.

  • Unknown Subject: Reported as a white male adult believed to be in his mid to late sixties with shoulder length gray hair, last seen wearing a green colored shirt and brown or tan cargo pants.
  • Vehicle: Reported as a brown and tan colored older extended cab truck, unknown exact make and model.

This is an ongoing investigation and updates will be provided to the public as investigative leads are developed. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the department at (707)725-7550.