Police search for missing injured child in Rutland - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Police search for missing injured child in Rutland

Posted: Updated:
RUTLAND, Vt. -

"We walked everywhere last night," Deanna Garrow said.

Garrow, 17, is running on very little sleep. She and dozens of Rutland residents spent the night searching West Proctor Road by flashlight for a little girl.

"I just don't feel right sitting at home when there could be a young girl out there bleeding for help," Garrow said.

"The search hasn't stopped since this call came in at 4:30," Vt. State Police Lt. Reg Trayah said.

Police say a motorist called 911 Thursday evening after a 6-to-7-year-old child approached her car, injured and scared.

"The caller tried to detain the juvenile there, at her vehicle, but the juvenile ran off into the woods," Vt. State Police Capt. David Covell said.

The caller said the girl's name was Angel or Angela. She had straight brown hair and was missing her left front tooth.

Aerial and ground searches are being conducted within a 1.5 mile radius of West Proctor Road and Business Route 4, the intersection where the girl was last spotted.

Police would not comment on the extent of her injuries or if they suspect foul play. But they say the searches did not turn up any evidence, and it's a bizarre scenario to be searching for a child that no one has reported missing.

"We have no reports from either locally or in the Northeast of a missing juvenile matching this juvenile's description," Covell said.

For that reason, police cannot activate an Amber Alert. Search teams and canine units continue to scour abandoned homes and wooded areas, eliminating them one by one.

"They're really going out there and calling her name, trying to be as friendly as possible so she'll actually respond to us and help us locate her," Trayah said.

Authorities say they're going to continue to evaluate the case and it's tough to predict what direction the search will take. Residents like Garrow say they want to continue to help.

"I think I'm going to ignore work today and not give up on her," Garrow said.

Searchers were sent home for the night Friday evening, and police announced they are scaling back the search for the child.

Police say they are also trying to find a possible second witness to the reported incident. He's described as a white male, in his 20-30s, with shoulder length hair in dreadlocks. They say he was seen parked across from business Vermont Route 4A in a white truck with a white cap during the timeframe the girl was seen. The truck had Oregon plates.

The child is described as a white female, with dark brown, straight, shoulder-length hair, and she was missing her left front tooth. She was last seen wearing a red skirt, white T-shirt, white flip-flops and a mood ring.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the state police barracks in Rutland at 802-773-9101 or to submit an anonymous tip to www.vtips.info.

Related Story:

Possible missing girl in West Rutland

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Stowe couple dead in murder-suicide

    Stowe couple dead in murder-suicide

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:52:04 GMT
    Police say two people found dead at a home in Stowe are believed to have died in a murder-suicide. Police are still not releasing their names or the cause of death, but they say the victims are adults. StoweMore >>
    A Stowe couple is dead after what police say was a murder-suicide. The news came as a shock to neighbors who say they never noticed any red flags.
    More >>
  • Leicester man charged with shootings appears in court

    Leicester man charged with shootings appears in court

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:58:26 GMT
    A man charged with shooting his neighbor and two Vermont State Police officers was in court Thursday in Middlebury. Timothy Foley did appear in court Thursday in Middlebury. He wasn't there last time,More >>
    A man charged with shooting his neighbor and two Vermont State Police officers was in court Thursday in Middlebury.More >>
  • Woman sentenced in Vt. crash that killed motorcyclist

    Woman sentenced in Vt. crash that killed motorcyclist

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:26:34 GMT
    A 79-year-old woman accused of causing the death of a motorcyclist in Vermont last year has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of careless or negligent operation and has received a suspended sentence of six to...More >>
    A 79-year-old woman accused of causing the death of a motorcyclist in Vermont last year has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of careless or negligent operation and has received a suspended sentence of six to 12 months.More >>
  • Man charged in Vt. cruiser crushing has June trial

    Man charged in Vt. cruiser crushing has June trial

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:34:06 GMT
    A Vermont man accused of crushing seven sheriffs' vehicles with a farm tractor is scheduled for trial in June.More >>
    A Vermont man accused of crushing seven sheriffs' vehicles with a farm tractor is scheduled for trial in June.More >>
  • Teen arrested in St. Albans bomb threat

    Teen arrested in St. Albans bomb threat

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:05:16 GMT
    A teenager has been arrested for making a bomb threat in St. Albans. Police say the threat was made to Project SOAR, an alternative school, Wednesday morning. The building was searched and no bomb wasMore >>
    Police say a teenager has been arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat to an alternative school in St. Albans.More >>
  • Missing Rutland woman found safe

    Missing Rutland woman found safe

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:05:01 GMT
    A missing elderly woman from Rutland has been found safe in Burlington. Police say Grace Maddaloni, 88, disappeared Wednesday after what they called a "disagreement." Because of her age and being in theMore >>
    A missing elderly woman from Rutland has been found safe in Burlington.More >>
  • Big buyer for Big Blue?

    Big buyer for Big Blue?

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:07:19 GMT
    IBM and chip production may soon be parting ways. The Wall Street Journal reports that Big Blue is looking to unload three chipmaking plants-- two in upstate New York and its Vermont plant in Essex Junction.More >>
    With indications IBM may sell off its chipmaking plants, we talked to the company experts say may buy them. GlobalFoundries already has employees working at IBM in Essex Junction through a partnership, and experts say that could help the company decide whether the plant is a worthy investment.More >>
  • Darn Tough making darn good profits

    Darn Tough making darn good profits

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:04:45 GMT
    Darn Tough appears to be making a darn good profit. The high-end sock manufacturer out of Northfield reports the first quarter of this year was its best ever, with revenues up almost 80 percent over theMore >>
    Vermont sock manufacturer Darn Tough reports the first quarter of this year was its best ever.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WCAX. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.