Transient arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to abduct a girl in Campbell over the weekend, police said Thursday.
Roberto Felipe-Velasco, a transient, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment and child endangerment, police said.
Around 10 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of an attempted child abduction near Maysun Court and Harriet Avenue, where a preteen girl walking her dog was approached by a suspect in a car, according to police.
The suspect, later identified as Felipe-Velasco, asked the girl for directions and over the course of the discussion allegedly placed her in a bear hug, police said.
The girl fought back and screamed, prompting the suspect to go back to the car and drive away, according to police.
Police had released to the public a suspect sketch and video surveillance footage of the suspect car.
Around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, a Campbell police officer spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect car in the parking lot of an Extra Space Storage facility at 241 W. Sunnyoaks Ave., police said.
Felipe-Velasco was found in the car’s driver seat and matched the suspect description in Saturday’s incident, according to police.
Once police obtained a search warrant for Felipe-Velasco’s storage unit, they found evidence including clothing that matched the suspect description, police said.
Felipe-Velasco was booked into county jail without bail, police said.
While police believe the case is isolated, they are asking anyone with information on Saturday’s incident or on the suspect that can help their investigation to contact them.