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Published on February 23, 2024
Anaheim Man Arrested, Suspected of Trying to Lure 12-Year-Old Boy into SUVSource: Google Street View

An Anaheim man has been handcuffed by the law for reportedly trying to entice a 12-year-old boy into his SUV, the Anaheim Police Department announced. German Reyes Ramos, 46, was identified and arrested by Anaheim PD's Sexual Assault Detectives and the tech-savvy crew at the department's Real-Time Crime Center. The details of the unsettling incident were brought to light when, on the morning of February 13, a boy was nearly lured away with the offer of a ride and the wave of some cash, according to the City of Anaheim.

It was around 9:30 a.m. when the suspect, in a tan SUV, made his play on W. Orange St. Holding a bundle of money, he tried to draw the kid into his vehicle. But the youngster was quick to react, slipping away from danger's grasp and dialing 9-1-1. That call set in motion an investigation that, a week later, would see Ramos behind bars, his bail set at a steep $300,000.

It was on February 20 that detectives finally put the cuffs on Ramos without a hitch. They booked him on suspicions of PC 288.3(a) – Contacting a Minor for Felonious Purposes. Pushing the investigation forward, detectives are now sifting through evidence suggesting that the tan 2002 Dodge Durango Ramos was nabbed it might have been used in similar attempts to contact minors in the area, as per the City of Anaheim.

Ramos, a Hispanic male, stands at 5’07”, and weighs in at 200 pounds. The investigation remains in high gear, detectives are playing their cards close to the vest, withholding his mugshot and keeping a lid on further details. They're on the lookout for additional victims or witnesses who've seen that tan Durango before, or have seen Ramos around the Anaheim streets. Should you know something that could bolster the case, Anaheim PD is putting the word out – reach out to them at 714-765-1623 or ring up the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS.