Luring story recanted, but another case reported

Staff writerNovember 8, 2013 

A reported case of child luring in Lacey did not occur as reported, according to Lacey Police.

The juvenile girl who reported the incident — supposedly involving a man in a white pickup truck — has cooperated with detectives and resolved inconsistencies in her story, police said Thursday night.

Meanwhile, Olympia Police are investigating a possible child luring, spokeswoman Laura Wohl said.

In the Olympia case, a middle school girl was walking along Conger Avenue near Jefferson Middle School last Friday afternoon when a stranger pulled up and offered her a ride to school. The girl refused, and the man drove away, Wohl said. Police were notified that evening by the student’s parents.

The suspect was described as a white male, in his 20s, with dark brown or black hair. He was driving a small, white pickup truck, possibly a Ford Ranger, Wohl said.

Anyone with information can call Olympia Police at 360-753-8300, or Thurston County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

“We just ask that students and their parents be constantly aware of their environment and if they see anything suspicious to call 911,” Wohl said.

Lisa Pemberton: 360-754-5433

lpemberton@theolympian.com

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