Naperville Police Arrest Suspect for Attempting to Abduct Child at Bus Stop

On Friday December 8, 2017 at approximately 7:33am Naperville Police were dispatched to the area of Modaff and Massachusetts for a report of a subject attempting to lure a young, female student into his vehicle at the school bus stop. An observant citizen witnessed this interaction and called 911. He was able to provide a description of the subject, his vehicle and his license plate. Officers quickly located and stopped the suspect vehicle, ultimately arresting the lone occupant, Kluss, Early D., a 37 year old male who resides in Naperville.

After further investigation, and consultation with the Will County State’s Attorney’s office, Kluss was charged with the following offenses:

Child Abduction (2 counts)
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Driving under the Influence

Kluss was processed at the Naperville Police Department and subsequently transported to the Will County Jail.

Chief Robert Marshall issued the following statement regarding this incident; “The Naperville Police Department would like to thank the citizens who called 911 for getting involved, providing a timely, accurate vehicle and suspect description. Their actions led officers directly to the suspect. Additionally, we are proud of the tremendous response by police officers who quickly located and arrested the suspect, potentially preventing further acts of abduction.”

Kluss booking photo

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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