A man arrested Friday morning in Roseville on suspicion of attempting to lure a child into his vehicle Thursday evening has been released without being charged.
After Roseville police interviewed the man and verified his whereabouts at the time of the incident, they determined that he was not involved.
Roseville police received a report at 5:04 p.m. Thursday that a man in a white van had tried to get a child to enter his vehicle at Catherine Gates Elementary School on Trehowell Drive. Unable to find the suspect upon arrival, police sent out a description, and people in the area identified the man. After police established probable cause, the man who was later released was taken into custody without incident.
Roseville police said in a news release that they have received several reports of strangers talking to children or offering them rides in the vicinity of schools the past few weeks. The descriptions of the strangers and their vehicles has varied widely. The department asks that parents remain vigilant over their children as they continue to investigate the reports.