May 26, 2011 - Boulder police arrest suspect in attempted abduction
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Boulder Police arrest suspect in attempted abduction
Police have arrested the suspect in an attempted child abduction case that happened earlier this week.
Officers arrested Lwanga Basudde (DOB 12/04/1970) after a disturbance at the Carriage House day shelter in downtown Boulder. Police were called after Basudde refused to leave the premises. Employees reported that they felt threatened by his words and actions.
Basudde was arrested on charges of Harassment, Third Degree Trespassing and Disorderly Conduct in connection with the incident at the Carriage House. When police arrived, they recognized him as the possible suspect from the attempted abduction case based on a composite sketch provided by witnesses that was circulated to police and to the public.
The attempted abduction happened on May 23. Three boys said a black male approached them as they got off a school bus and tried to entice them into going to Denver with him. He allegedly grabbed one of them by the arm, but the boy struggled free and they ran to safety. No one was hurt.
Basudde was taken to the Boulder County Jail and will be charged with Attempted Second Degree Kidnapping in addition to the other charges.
The boys had reported initially that they believed the suspect was driving a green Jeep Wrangler with a black top. Detectives located the vehicle and have determined that it was not involved in this case.
The case number is 11-6376.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Detective Section at 303-441-3330. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1.800.444.3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
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