Meridian Police release sketch of enticement suspect

Posted at 5:17 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 19:17:16-05

MERIDIAN — The Meridian Police Department has released a composite sketch of an enticement suspect and are asking the public for help in locating him.

Police responded to a report of possible child enticement in the area of NW 11th and West Woodbury Streets in Meridian around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The nine-year old girl "reported being approached by an unknown black male subject asking her if she wanted some candy. The victim refused and the male subject then attempted to grab the victim by the wrist. The victim was able to pull away and run to safety," said Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea.

The suspect is described as a black male with dragon tattoo (with red and orange in it) on his upper left arm, a nose piercing, and what was described AS “odd front teeth." "the victim describes the two front teeth as being shorter than the other teeth," Basterrechea said.

He wore a mask over his eyes. The suspect is possibly driving a black truck with a silhouette sticker of a cat in the rear window.

The victim, who was adopted, recently moved to Meridian from California, police said.

If you have seen the suspect or have any information about the case, you are urged to contact the Meridian Police Department at 208-888-6678.

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