Police interview neighborhood residents
JANESVILLE Janesville police detectives have interviewed residents in the area of Elizabeth Street where a 12-year-old Janesville girl said she was grabbed by an unknown male.
Police have canvassed the neighborhood and are combing through what they learned, Detective Erik Goth said.
As a precaution, the department assigned officers to work near every school in the district Wednesday morning, Chief Dave Moore said.
The girl told police she was walking west at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday when a man grabbed her from behind. He ran off when a car drove by, according to a news release from the Janesville Police Department. The man fled east on Elizabeth Street.
The girl was not injured, according to the release.
The girl is a Franklin Middle School student, according to the notification sent to parents in the Janesville School District.
The girl described the man as white and 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing blue jeans and had a wrinkled face, according to the news release.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Janesville Police Department at (608) 755-3100.
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