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Davis man arrested in connection with reported kidnapping attempt of 12-year-old girl

A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged attempted kidnapping in Davis on Dec. 14, 2016. The suspect is Sander Ian Findlay, 27, a Davis resident.
A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged attempted kidnapping in Davis on Dec. 14, 2016. The suspect is Sander Ian Findlay, 27, a Davis resident.

The Davis Police Department has arrested a Davis resident in connection with a reported kidnapping attempt of a 12-year-old girl, according to a department press release.

Sander Ian Findlay, 27, was arrested at 8:52 p.m. Friday on D Street near Fourth Street in Davis on suspicion of false imprisonment and attempted kidnapping, according to a Yolo County jail employee.

The reported kidnapping attempt occurred around 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oceano Way and Arena Drive in Davis. The victim, who was identified as a junior high school student, told authorities she was walking home from school when a man jumped out from behind a fence and grabbed her by a wrist.

She told officers that she was able to pull away, running to hide behind nearby bushes where she telephoned her father. The assailant was seen running south on Oceano Way. He was described as white man, about 25 years old and about 6 feet, 2 inches tall. Police said he was wearing a black mask, black gloves, a black jacket, black pants and gray shoes.

The girl was not injured, according to police.

Findlay was arrested after officers conducted an investigation into the reported attempt and executed a search warrant, according to the press release. He is being held at the Yolo County jail.

Sacramento Superior Court records show Findlay was charged with driving under the influence in October 2015 in which he pleaded no contest. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday at the Yolo Superior Court at 1:30 p.m., according to the jail employee.

Nashelly Chavez: 916-321-1188, @nashellytweets

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