Caldwell man arrested after police say he tried to lure children into his vehicle

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CALDWELL — A Caldwell man was arrested Sunday after being accused of making multiple attempts to lure females into his vehicle, the Idaho Press-Tribune reports.

According to a Caldwell Police Department press release, police arrested Chad Mclean, 41, of Caldwell around 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Mclean faces charges of child enticement, first degree stalking and three counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16.

Caldwell police say they first responded to a report of attempted child enticement in the Kimball Avenue and Freeport Street area Sept. 16. Police say witnesses described a heavy set, white male with facial hair and glasses, driving a silver four-door Hyundai passenger car who attempted to lure two juvenile females into his vehicle.

Caldwell police say they received a similar report on Sept. 21 of a man who attempted to lure another juvenile female into his vehicle in the area of Kimball Avenue and Denver Street before leaving in a silver Hyundai passenger car.

On Sept. 23, police say witnesses reported seeing the same suspect and vehicle driving slowly through the area again and notified police. Police located the silver 2002 Hyundai Elantra in a parked area of Kimball Avenue and Main Street. Police say they located the registered owner, Chad Mclean, at a nearby business.

Caldwell police say after arresting Mclean, they contacted Twin Falls Police who had recently asked for the public’s help in locating a child enticement suspect from their jurisdiction who matched Mclean’s description. Twin Falls Police Pepartment has also charged him with first degree stalking and three counts of attempted sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16, according to the release.

Mclean is being held at the Canyon County Jail on a Twin Falls County hold. Twin Falls County has a warrant for Mclean of $500,000.

This story originally appeared in the Idaho Press-Tribune. It is posted here with permission.

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