A report of an alleged attempted kidnapping and assault involving minors on Marco Island has been received.
Captain David S. Baer of the Marco Island Police Department has issued the following statement:
On 11/2/18 at approximately 9:46pm, two Marco Island juveniles, ages 16 & 14 were arrested for kidnapping and assault. The victims of the crime were also juveniles, between the ages of 13 – 15. The victims did not know the offenders. This type of crime is indeed rare on Marco Island and likely to receive substantial attention.
We want to assure the community that there is no danger: without minimizing the event, this was an isolated incident involving juveniles – each of which has been identified and apprehended.