Law enforcement officers throughout Washington are alert not only to people who have already committed crimes but also to those who may be attempting crimes that endanger the safety of other citizens. For this reason, suspicious incidents and even allegations of suspicious conduct can end with an individual facing criminal charges and serious consequences if convicted.
A case in point is the recent arrest of a 38-year-old Spokane Valley man by Spokane County deputies after he allegedly tried to lure females into his vehicle on three separate occasions within a month. Deputies allege that the suspect tried to coerce one woman and two teenage girls into riding in his SUV and intimidated them when they refused. The first incident happened in East Mission when the adult woman was approached at a bus stop. The woman said the driver threatened to drag her into his vehicle but backed off when another man at the scene realized what was happening.