Woman arrested for attempting to lure 4-year-old

Incident occurred at Edmonds Yacht Club
Aug 19, 2019
Courtesy of: Edmonds PD

A 59- year-old woman from Lynnwood was arrested Sunday, Aug. 18, after witnesses reported that she attempted to lure a 4-year-old away from a family event at the Edmonds Yacht Club.

Responding officers were able to locate the suspect in a vehicle not far from the location, said Edmonds Police Sgt. Josh McClure. She was detained, along with two others, while officers investigated the incident.

The suspect was arrested for luring a minor or person with development disability, according to court documents. She was booked into the Snohomish County Jail. Bail was set at $150,000.

McClure said the incident unfolded around 8:45 p.m. as the 4-year-old was playing outside on the patio and boardwalk area that runs along the west side of the Yacht Club. Family members and witnesses said they saw the suspect taking photos of the child.

The child also told adults that the suspect had tried to get her to leave with her, McClure said.

The suspect reportedly made comments that upset the child in an effort to lure her from the location. Upon being confronted by adults, the suspect and the two with her quickly left the area, but were located by officers a short time later.

The suspect would not speak with investigating officers. Officers recovered evidence, including a camera with apparent photos of the child.

The suspect’s acquaintances were positively identified but were released from the scene after the initial investigation. Their involvement will be further examined, McClure said.

The suspect’s vehicle is a white 2016 Dodge Ram 1500. Edmonds Police would like anyone who may have had an interaction of concern with a similar vehicle to contact their local law enforcement. Detectives will continue to investigate this incident, and will work with regional law enforcement to share information.

Those with information on this can call the Edmonds PD tip line at 425-771-0212 or go to epdtips.edmondswa.gov.

 

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