Spokane Police Warns of Child Lurings

By Paige Browning

Spokane Police issued a warning for the public Wednesday about possible child luring incidents in the city. Sergeant Lydia Taylor says the incidents have happened near parks and schools, and though the department doesn’t know if they’re related, the public should be aware. Taylor says there were four reports in the past 7 days. No children were taken or injured.
  • Last Thursday at Jefferson Elementary a middle aged man called over to a six year old student and asked him to come with him.
  • Thursday at Audubon Elementary, a black male in a grey pickup truck began questioning a 6th grade student and gave them chocolate.
  • Tuesday at Coeur d’Alene Park a man in an R-V offered candy and asked a child to get into the RV.
  • Wednesday on Oak Street near Garland, a light blue, large van was spotted driving slowly during the time kids get out of school. The van has been spotted several different times.
Sergeant Taylor says have a frank talk with your kids about who is a stranger and who they can trust. She gives the idea of “No, Go, Yell, Tell”, encouraging children to say no, run away, yell loudly, then tell a trusted adult.

Crime Check: http://www.spokanepolice.org/crimecheck/
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