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.READ MORE: Suspect In November 2020 Sacramento County Apartment Shooting That Left 2 Dead Arrested In Las Vegas
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.READ MORE: Chase Ends In Deputy-Involved Shooting Near Modesto, 2 People Taken To Hospital
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.