Ottumwa Police in Search of Male Who Allegedly Tried to Lure Child into His Vehicle


The Ottumwa Police Department is in search of a suspicious person who they say tried to lure a child into his vehicle.

Lieutenant Jason Bell says the department received a report at approximately 8:06 PM on Thursday, April 28 that the incident occurred between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM earlier that day in the 1200 block of East Court Street.

The child did not enter the man’s car, police say. Later, the child told his parents about the encounter, and the authorities were notified.

The suspect is described as a white male, balding with grey hair, possibly in his 50s or 60s, with black glasses. The vehicle the male was driving was described as a dark gray passenger car.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is encouraged to call the Ottumwa Police Department at (641) 683-0661.

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