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Arrest Made in Attempted Kidnapping

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During the course of the investigation into the attempted kidnapping of a 13 year old male  reported on 05/11/22 which occurred near the intersection of 12th and Elm Streets, in Grand  Island Nebraska; Grand Island Police Officer were able to identify a possible suspect.  

At about 2100 hours last night, on 5/12/22, the suspect was arrested on unrelated misdemeanor warrants. During that arrest and the following investigation, probable cause was gained to  arrest 22 year old Luis Carillo Argueta, of Grand Island, for the attempted kidnapping. Carillo  Argueta is housed in the Hall County Department of Corrections at the time of this release.  

We are thankful that the victim in this case had the bravery to step forward, and used his head  and employed safety measures on his way home and throughout this incident, to possibly  prevent a more tragic outcome. 

Portions of this investigation are still ongoing, and there is the potential for additional charges,  however that investigation can now happen with an increase measure of community safety  given the concerning nature of these events.  


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