Friday, January 16, 2009

Claims that women were given date rape drug found not true

The Jamestown, North Dakota police department is investigating four claims that women were victims of a date rape drug. Two of those claims were found to have involved no date rape drug.

HERE IS THE NEWS STORY:

No Arrests in Date-Rape Drug Investigation

By Lynn Hopewell, News DirectorJan 2, 2009, 13:17

JAMESTOWN- Rumors circulating in the community for the last two weeks of the arrest of an individual connected to alleged date-rape drug assaults in the Jamestown area are totally false.


That from Jamestown Police Chief David Donegan in a telephone interview with KSJB/KSJZ on Friday morning.

Chief Donegan says the rumors stem from a phone call placed to police in mid-December. At that time, a woman who suspects she was the victim of a date-rape drug in February stated that she had been told a Jamestown man had been arrested in connection with the case. She mentioned a specific individual during her inquiry. An investigator informed her that no arrests had been made and the investigation was continuing.

Donegan emphasized in his remarks that police never used the name of the individual mentioned in the rumor and that person had never been the subject of the investigation. The name came from the woman caller who made the inquiry.

Donegan went on to say that four alleged incidents in which area women believed they were possibly given a date-rape drug were under investigation. In two of the incidents investigators have concluded no drug was involved. The remaining two incidents remain under investigation.

Chief Donegan again asked area residents to use caution when indulging in alcholic beverages.

Never leave your drink unattended and never accept a drink or open container from someone you are not familiar with.

Women's safey groups often recommend that people out for an evening of entertainment use a buddy system, teaming up with one or more friends to help look out for each other.


Link: http://www.ksjbam.com/artman/publish/article_1622.shtml