By Cecilio Padilla

SONORA (CBS13) — Police say a homeless woman allegedly tried to climb the fence of a Sonora preschool to try and kidnap children from the playground.

The Sonora Police Department says, around 9 a.m. Tuesday, a pre-school in the city went on lockdown after a woman was reported trying to climb over the fence.

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An officer soon found 38-year-old Stephanie Grimaldi at the scene. She allegedly refused to follow the officer’s orders and a struggle began. The officer says Grimaldi tried to take his weapon at one point during the struggle, but she was eventually taken into custody.

Police say the officer suffered a non-life-threatening injury in the struggle with Grimaldi.

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Investigators believe Grimaldi was allegedly trying to coax children from the playground. She then allegedly started climbing the fence to get to the children.

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Grimaldi has been booked into jail and is facing attempted kidnapping, resisting arrest with violence, attempting to take a police officer’s firearm and other charges. Her bail has been set at $50,000.