GENERAL VALLEY NEWS
Edmonds Police Seek Suspect In Third Child Luring Attempt
Public's help requested
January 15, 2017
(EDMONDS, WA.) -- Edmonds Police say, for what may be the third time in the last year, an elementary school student from College Place Elementary was contacted by a stranger while walking home from school.
About 3:15 pm on January 11th, the boy was approached by a man in a pickup truck who demanded the boy get inside, accoding to a police statemet issued Friday Jan. 13.
"The boy fled the area and reported this to his mother. She called his school, who in turn called 911," according to the statement.
The student reported that he had been contacted three times now by a person he believes is the same man. The first time was in February of 2016. The other incident, besides January 11th, occurred Wednesday, January 4th.
The January 4 incident was the first time police were called about the incidents.
"The boy told police the man was driving an older, extended cab Ford Ranger pickup truck. He described it as two-tone, dark green over brown," said the police statement, with a matching, dark green canopy.
The man is described as a white male, about 35 years old who has “Spikey” brown hair and was unshaven. This first incident took place while the boy was walking in the 20100 block of 76th Avenue SW, within the city limits of Edmonds.
Police patrols are being increased in that area during school release times. Anyone with information about this is encouraged to call or send in tips via the Edmonds Police website.
Anonymous tips can also be sent to EPDtips@edmondswa.gov.