Man arrested after incident with baby |

Man arrested after incident with baby

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

A South Lake Tahoe man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying kidnap a month-old baby.

Edgar Perry, 43, was arrested on suspicion of attempted kidnapping after two unsuccessful tries of scooping the baby out of a carriage in front of Raleys Supermarket and Drug Center on Wednesday, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department said.

The first alleged attempt took place on the sidewalk in front of the supermarket around 6 p.m., said Sgt. Brian Williams.

“He took an interest in the baby, walked over to the baby, and put hands in (the stroller) like he attempted to take the baby,” Williams said.

The mother screamed at Perry, who walked away. The mother and her sister went into the supermarket, pushing the stroller inside.

Perry reportedly followed the trio inside, approached the baby and attempted to take the child again, authorities said. The mother yelled at Perry again and called the police. Authorities found Perry walking in front of Starbucks Coffee and placed him in custody.

He was booked into El Dorado County Jail on $100,000 bail.

In other news:

— A 24-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman was reportedly raped at Embassy Suites Hotel by a man she met at Club Altitude at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe police officers said.

Detective David Stevenson said the woman and some of her friends met a group of guys on the night of Aug. 17 at the club and several went back to the man’s Embassy hotel room.

The alleged rape took place inside the room after the woman’s friends left, Stevenson said.

A suspect has not been named.

— Broken windows and bathroom fixtures were the work of unknown vandals around the “Y” Tuesday morning, South Lake Tahoe police officers said.

Two vehicles owned by a cleaning agency on James Avenue in addition to a vehicle used by Child Protective Services had their windows smashed by rocks, Sgt. Alex Schumacher said.

The South “Y” Transit Station had a toilet, sink and mirror smashed by a large rock found in the bathroom.

— A $2,000 green Go-Ped with red handle bars, cup holder and chrome tailpipe was taken from an unlocked Jeep Grand Cherokee Tuesday afternoon in the 3000 block of Paradise Avenue, police said. A Nokia cellular phone was also nabbed.

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