LOVELAND, Colo. – Police arrested a 40-year-old man early Saturday morning suspected of trying to lure and kidnap a child in a neighborhood in Fort Collins earlier this week.
Christopher Clay Webb, 40, was arrested just after 3 a.m. and booked into the Larimer County jail for investigation on a charge of enticement of a child – a class 4 felony, Fort Collins police said.
Loveland police contacted Fort Collins police around 1:45 a.m. Saturday morning to say they had found the gray van that police had been looking for in connection with the incident, which happened Thursday morning in a neighborhood near Timberline Road and Drake Road in Fort Collins.
Police had said that the man inside the van had tried to get a child to get inside, but a neighbor saw and intervened, after which the man drove off. Officers were unable to find the van on Thursday.
But Loveland police spotted in near W. 8th Street and N. Railroad Avenue overnight and called Fort Collins Police to come interview Webb, after which he was taken into custody.
“We are incredibly grateful for the excellent police work by the Loveland Police Department to locate the vehicle as well as our Criminal Impact Unit Detectives for locating the suspect,” said FCPS Assistant Chief Kristy Volesky.
Webb saw a case dismissed against him previously in which he was originally accused of sexually assaulting a child.
Fort Collins police are still asking anyone with information about the incident or suspect who has not already spoken with investigators to call Detective Kelsey Skaar at 970-221-6514 or Larimer County Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868.