A report of a child kidnapping in Crystal Lake Tuesday afternoon has been deemed unfounded and police are questioning two males, authorities said.
An Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN) broadcast was issued to area police departments around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday about a possible kidnapping.
The alert said a child was possibly placed in the trunk of a vehicle by a man near Randall Road and Ackman Road.
A vehicle description and suspect description were included in the broadcast.
Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Richard Neumann said officers responded to the intersection after being notified of the report.
Officers conducted an “extensive investigation” and determined a kidnapping had not been committed, Neumann said.
Police did not release further details on what they believe actually occurred.
The ISPERN alert was canceled around 5:50 p.m.
The male driver and male passenger involved have been identified and interviewed by officers.
Neumann said this is an ongoing investigation and the case will be reviewed for possible charges once the investigation is completed.
“The Crystal Lake Police Department would like to thank our responsive community for their willingness to provide information they believed to be relevant to this investigation,” Neumann said.