A woman was cited Thursday for falsely reporting to her employer that she’d been the subject of an attempted kidnapping. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

A woman was cited Thursday for falsely reporting to her employer that she’d been the subject of an attempted kidnapping. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Woman cited for falsely reporting kidnapping attempt

No such attempt was made.

A Juneau woman was cited for filing a false police report earlier in the week following a report of an attempted kidnapping.

Ashley Gonzales, 21, was cited after reporting to her employer that she was the subject of an attempted kidnapping on Wednesday afternoon, according to Juneau Police Department.

Gonzales told her employer she had narrowly avoided being taken and forced into a blue truck by men unknown to her, according to police.JPD officers responded to the alleged incident in the 9100 block of Glacier Highway.

“In general when things like this occur, we talk to witnesses, canvass for potential witnesses and review video from area security cameras,” said JPD public safety manager Erann Kalwara in an email.

Officers determined there was no disturbance or attempt to kidnap Gonzales during the investigation, according to police. Gonzales was cited and released for falsely filing a police report on Thursday.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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