UPDATE: Police conclude attempted kidnapping in Heyburn did not take place

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HEYBURN, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - UPDATE 4/23: The Heyburn Police Department closed its investigation on the reported attempted kidnapping in Heyburn on Saturday, April 14.

The police department received a report of an attempted child kidnapping of two juvenile girls.

The report said this happened near the Calvary Chapel and alternative school about a man reportedly offered candy and grabbed the girls.

Following further investigation, Police Chief Dan Bristol said the events did not take place and that there is no danger to the public. However, police will always treat every report as if it were real.

ORIGINAL: The Heyburn Police Department said there was a report of an attempted kidnapping over the weekend.

This happened Saturday at about 8 p.m. near the Calvary Chapel and alternative school near the 1400 block of 17th Street.

"They claimed that he offered them candy and then when they said no thanks, he grabbed them at that point," said Police Chief Dan Bristol.

The juvenile girls reported that the car was silver, with three stripes. Bristol said one girl claimed the man was wearing a ski mask with blue eyes and according to the police report, he had an accent.

The report said the man could be 5-foot, 10-inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds.

He allegedly grabbed both the girls, but they were able to get away.

Bristol said although they live in a small town, things can happen.

"The main thing is to teach your kids how to deal with a situation. What I used to tell my kids, kick, fight, bite, scratch, make noise. Don't just go along with it. Make it so people can hear what's going on, hear a commotion," he said.

Bristol said he believes the public is not in any danger and they will continue to investigate with the girls' claims.

"There are a few inconsistencies on their stories at this point. Doesn't mean that it didn't happen," he said. "We're just trying to piece it together and hopefully that if anyone was in the area and saw the event, that would help a lot."

If anyone happened to see the incident, or have any information, contact their 24-hour dispatch line at 208-434-2320.

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