A missing juvenile from Wilmington was located safely in Ohio last night. Wilmington Police Chief Phil Arnold said the 13-year-old girl left her home in Wilmington after babysitting and was last seen near St. Rose Church on Kankakee St. around 5:00 p.m.
Police were called by the girl’s stepfather just after 6:00 p.m. who texted family members saying she was going to be leaving. The girl’s mother started looking into communication records and officers were able to determine that the girl had been speaking with a person from Ohio.
Investigators and dispatchers were able to develop additional information on the man that the girl had been communicating with. Police officials were able to identify the man as Andrew Boltz, 21, of Kenton, Ohio.
Investigators were also to locate Boltz’s location, which was near the Indiana/Ohio state line. Arnold said the Ohio State Patrol was able to stop the vehicle and take Boltz into custody. The juvenile was not injured.
At this time the investigation remains ongoing and child abduction charges are pending against Boltz in Will County.