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Possible Child Enticement

Post Date:10/23/2017 2:15 PM


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The West Des Moines Police Department would like the public to be aware of a possible attempted child enticement issue that occurred on Sunday, October 22nd at 2:00 pm. The incident occurred in the 3400 block of Ashworth Road in West Des Moines in a residential driveway.

It was reported that a gray or brown passenger car, similar to a Sonata or Sentra, with an Illinois license plate pulled into the reporting party’s driveway and stopped.  The driver was described as a dark-complected thin male with short black hair. This male appeared to gesture to a child to come towards the vehicle, but left when approached by the child’s parent. The vehicle left eastbound on Ashworth Road.

This is the second possible enticement incident in West Des Moines in the past week. It is unknown at this time if they are related. The West Des Moines Police Department is currently investigating the two incidents.  If anyone has additional information please contact the below. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should contact the West Des Moines Police Department at (515) 222-3399, text a tip at (515) 344-0726, or provide a tip online at:






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