Lights & Sirens

Go behind the yellow tape with The News Tribune

NOTICE: Lights & Sirens has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Lights & Sirens.
Visit the new section.

Tacoma police investigate report of attempted child luring

Post by Debbie Cafazzo / The News Tribune on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
December 7, 2012 3:57 pm

Tacoma Police were investigating a report of an attempted luring of a Lowell Elementary School student Friday morning.
School Principal Robert Duke sent a letter home to Lowell parents Friday that described what was reported to school staff members, who in turn called police.

The letter said that a man reportedly approached a boy near the intersection of North Fifth and North “”K streets, and grabbed the boy’s arm. The suspect was described as a tan-skinned male, 45 to 50 years old, with scruffy facial hair. He was wearing a dark gray jacket with a hood, and ripped jeans.

School officials reminded parents to talk to their children about safety rules:
• Use a buddy system, walk in groups and don’t walk alone in the dark.
• Never get in a vehicle with a stranger. Fight, shout, scream, kick, bite, run and tell an adult.
• Never take anything, such as candy or money, that a stranger offers.

*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.