Second possible attempted kidnapping reported
A man was arrested on drug and other charges Wednesday after a woman reported that he was attempting to kidnap either her or a child who was with her. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department (SLTPD) is investigating the claims of attempted kidnapping.
The incident represented the second time within two weeks that the woman has reported an attempted kidnaping, SLTPD Officer Scott Crivelli said on Friday.
The arrest came when SLTPD officers were called to the Raley’s parking lot near Stateline at approximately 5:30 p.m. about a 27-year-old woman who suspected a man intended to harm her.
Upon arrival, the officers faced a communication barrier, as the woman could only communicate in a specific sign language dialect.
The officer’s were assisted in translating the woman’s report by a person who lives with her.
At the time of the call, the woman was accompanied by an 8-year-old child.
Police arrested 18-year-old Jarrett Carroll in connection with the call, but no charges related to kidnapping were filed against him.
He was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia, resisting arrest, providing a police officer with a false name and bringing a controlled substance into jail.
The first suspected attempted kidnapping occurred on Oct. 9, when the woman was walking home from Raley’s in the area of Primrose Road at about 9:30 p.m. As she walked home, a dark-colored SUV pulled up next to her and six men wearing dark blue bandannas over their faces jumped out of the vehicle, the woman told police. She was able to run away and get help to call police.
It is still unclear if both incidents were related, Crivelli said. It is also unclear if Carroll is related to the woman.
He also asked the public to call police if the see any suspicious activity in the area where the suspected attempted kidnapping was reported.