Police charge man with kidnap attempt

CRIME WATCH

Baltimore & Region

November 04, 2005|By ANNIE LINSKEY AND RICHARD IRWIN

Anne Arundel County police charged a Glen Burnie man last night with assualt and attempting to kidnap an 11-year-old girl yesterday as she walked home from school, police said.

Richard Daniel Bassett, 68, of the 7500 block of Pillsbury Place was to appear at a bail hearing today in District Court, police said.

Capt. David Pressley said the girl reported she was walking in the first block of Wendover Road about 3:15 p.m. when a man in a Pontiac van tried to grab her.

Pressley said the girl ran to a nearby home and reported the incident to the occupants and a mailman, who wrote down the vehicle's tags and called police.

The van was stopped on Ritchie Highway near Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and the driver was taken into custody, police said.

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