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A Newton Falls man has been charged with three counts of child enticement after trying to lure four girls into a truck in Weathersfield Township.
Jeffrey Wells, 47, of Newton Falls, was charged Monday in Niles Municipal Court with three counts of child enticement and one count of obstructing official business. His bond was set at $250 and he is due back in court May 3.
Police said Wells allegedly attempted to lure four girls into his pick-up truck earlier this month on Heaton Boulevard and DeForest Road. Police reported that he told the girls he had lost his son and wanted their help finding him. The children, police said, ran inside their home and their father called 911.
“They gave a very accurate description as a matter of fact and they were smart enough to tell the suspect to get away from them and they ran into the house and let their parents know right away,” said Weathersfield Police Chief Joseph Consiglio.
Investigators said they are still looking for another man who tried to lure the same girls earlier in the day on Heaton Boulevard. That man said he lost his dog and asked the girls to help him find it. Police said the man is white with a goatee and he drove a copper pick-up truck with a cap on it.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Weathersfield Police Department at 330-652-6486.