Ofc. Teresa Fuller, 509.209.7188
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2:04 p.m.
Update: After contacting neighbors, conducting follow-up interviews, contacting nearby schools, and reviewing video, there is no evidence a child luring occurred.
Spokane Police officers responded to a report of a possible child luring attempt this morning in South Spokane. Patrol officers have spoken to the person who reported the incident, however after contacting neighbors as well officials at a nearby school, as no one has reported being the victim of an attempted luring. An investigation into this reported incident is ongoing. The person who reported the incident described the possible suspect vehicle as a white van. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.
On 10/14/2014, just before 9 a.m., officers responded to the report of a possible child luring attempt in the area of 21st/Thor. The 911 caller stated he heard a child scream and then saw two men in a white van, pull up next to the child and open the side door of the van. The caller reported that as he approached the area, the van sped away and the child ran away. The two males were described as possibly Hispanic, with the passenger wearing a white sweatshirt.
The investigation is ongoing, however after searching the area and checking a nearby school, officers have been unable to locate a child reporting to be the victim of an attempted luring.
The Spokane Police Department is working to determine if this incident was, indeed an attempted luring. If you witnessed this incident or have any additional information about it, please call Crime Check at 509.456.32233.
Officer John O'Brien