Man Charged In Relation To Child Luring Incident In Elgin

There was an attempted child luring incident in Elgin on July 19, 2016, and a man has been charged in relation to the incident.

According to Elgin Police, the alleged child luring happened on July 19 in the vicinity of Walnut Avenue and Elm Street.

An excerpt from the August 6, 2016 Daily Herald article titled “Elgin man charged with attempting to lure a child“:

About 8:40 a.m. July 19, the girl walked past a parked vehicle occupied by an adult male she didn’t know. The occupant attempted to initiate a conversation. She ignored the man and continued to walk. The subject followed her in his vehicle and continued to offer her a ride, which she refused. The subject then left the area.

A suspect was later identified by an Elgin Police officer, based off a description of the suspect’s vehicle provided by the victim.

The man charged in relation to the alleged child luring incident was identified as Baltazar Pu, 25, of Elgin.

An excerpt from the August 6 Courier-News article, titled “Man arrested after trying to lure teen girl into car, police say“:

Baltazar Pu, of the 500 block of West Highland Avenue, was taken into custody Friday and charged with felony child abduction (luring or attempted to lure a child), a Class 4 felony…

Additional details regarding this alleged child luring attempt can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily Herald and Courier-News articles mentioned above.

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Child Luring Attempt In Glencoe

There was a child luring attempt made in Glencoe on Monday afternoon (July 25, 2016).  According to officials, this child luring attempt happened at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Euclid Avenue.

The incident involved a man in a SUV approaching two girls near Euclid Avenue and Scott Avenue, which is shown below:

Initially, the man pulled close to the girls and asked if they wanted a ride.

The girls ignored him, and the man followed them and again asked if they wanted a ride.  After that, the man drove from the area and the girls called police.

An excerpt from the Daily North Shore article of July 27, 2016, titled “Crime Alert:  Attempted Child Luring“:

The police department stated that the incident occurred near Euclid and Scott avenues near the Glencoe/Winnetka border, and that the man is described as possibly Hispanic, 25 to 45 years old, clean shaven, with short dark hair. The girls told police he was driving a black, newer-model SUV with tinted rear windows, with an Illinois livery license plate, which has a blue background.

Those with information concerning the incident or man are asked to call Glencoe Police at 847-835-4112.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this alleged child luring attempt can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Daily North Shore article mentioned above as well as the July 27 Glencoe News article titled “Officials:  Man tries to lure girls into car in Glencoe.”

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Man Attempts To Sexually Assault Boy On Chicago’s Far South Side

According to Chicago Police, there was an incident in which a man ordered a boy into his vehicle and then drove him to an area where he tried to sexually assault the boy.  The incident happened on Chicago’s Far South Side on Monday (July 11, 2016) morning.

The boy was approached by a man in a newer-model Jeep as the boy walked to school at approximately 9:15 a.m.  This initial approach happened in the 13400 block of South Indiana Avenue, which is in Chicago’s Eden Green neighborhood.

After the boy got in the man’s car, the man drove east on 134th Street, and pulled into an alley.  Although the man attempted to sexually assault the boy at this point, the boy was able to escape and he later told his parents of the incident.

According to police, the man is about 6 feet tall, weighs 225-230 lbs, and the Jeep he was driving was small and black.

Those with information concerning the suspect or the abduction incident are asked to call Chicago Police Area South Detectives at 312-747-8274.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article of July 11, 2016 titled “Attempted child sexual assault, abduction reported on Far South Side” as well as the July 11 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Man tried to abduct, sexually assault boy in Riverdale.”

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Attempted Child Luring Incident In Chicago’s North Center Neighborhood

According to Chicago Police, there was a child luring attempt made in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood roughly three weeks ago.  The luring incident happened as a girl was walking home from elementary school.

The luring attempt happened at approximately 7:45 p.m. on June 8 as the girl was at Grace Street and Western Avenue.

As the girl was stopped there, a silver sedan approached her from the nearby 7-Eleven store, and the car’s occupant asked her to come to the car.

The girl ran back to her school from which she had been walking home from, the Bell Elementary School at 3730 N. Oakley Ave.  She notified staff of the incident.

An excerpt from the Chicago Tribune article of June 28, 2016, titled “Man tried to lure girl near school in North Center“:

The attacker was last seen circling the school before fleeing in an unknown direction, the alert said.

The suspect driving the car is described as a white male, about 20 years old, with a “pudgy” build. His car is a silver sedan.

Those with information about this child luring attempt or the suspect should call Chicago Police Area North Detectives at 312-744-8200.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the June 28 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police:  Man tried to lure girl to car on North Side.”

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Attempted Child Abduction In Park Ridge, IL

There was an attempted child abduction on Monday (May 30, 2016) in Park Ridge.  According to Park Ridge Police, the incident happened shortly before 5:50 p.m. in the 1900 block of Parkside Drive.

The attempted child abduction involved a man who approached a seven-year-old boy who was playing in the area with a friend, when a man approached them.

According to the City of Park Ridge, in a press release titled “Park Ridge Police Investigate Possible Attempted Child Abduction,” the man grabbed the boy’s arm and

…stated that he had a gun and he was a murderer. The victim pulled away from the subject and sustained a minor scratch on his right arm. The victim stated that he ran from the subject and was chased a short distance at which point the subject fell to the ground, got up and ran in the opposite direction. The area was checked by police with negative results.

According to Park Ridge Police, the suspect is described as a white male in his early to mid-twenties, and 5’9″-6’00” in height.  At the time of the incident, he was wearing blue shorts or pants, a gray shirt and a blue hat.

Those with information concerning the suspect and/or incident are asked to call the Park Ridge Police Department at 847-318-5252.

Additional details regarding this alleged child abduction attempt can be seen in the City of Park Ridge press release mentioned above, as well as the May 31 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Police investigate attempted child abduction in Park Ridge.”

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