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West Covina Police Department
Friday May 20th, 2022 :: 10:15 a.m. PDT


Detectives Seeking Additional Witnesses Present During Attempted Kidnapping

DATE OF RELEASE: Friday, May 20, 2022 

On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at approximately 6:17 pm, the suspect entered a local business in the 400 block of North Azusa Avenue and approached the victim (6-year-old girl) who was momentarily standing alone. The suspect attempted to grab the victim’s hand and walk outside. However, the suspect’s attempt was unsuccessful and he left the location.  

Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident and are seeking additional witnesses that were at the location during the above date and time. The suspect, 38 year-old, Christopher Kline, resident of Covina, was arrested and booked for attempted kidnapping. He has a bail amount of $1,000,000. Due to the integrity of the investigation, further information regarding the suspect will not be released at this time. Only a still frame image of what the suspect was wearing at the time of the attempted kidnapping will be made available. 

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective Jethani at 626-939-8520. 

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West Covina Police Department
Community Relations Officer Alexus Napoles

1444 West Garvey Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
626 939-8500


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Believing there may be additional victims, the West Covina Police Department is asking for assistance from the public. Anyone with information that may assist in the investigation is asked to contact Detective Pruitt at (626) 939-8522. The suspect is also known to have previously resided in the City of Los Angeles.

West Covina Police Department
1444 W. Garvey Ave.
West Covina, CA 91791

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 626-939-8500

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