Riverside sheriff’s detectives arrested a 19-year-old suspect for the attempted kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl.

Christian Daniel Arreola of Coachella allegedly tried to grab the girl as she walked home from school and force her into his car, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. David Aldrich. The assault happened at 3:10 p.m. on Sept. 6 in the 55000 block of Calhoun Street.

The girl struggled and managed break free and run home, Aldrich said. She was later taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Detectives identified Arreola as the suspect, Aldrich said. He was taken into custody Saturday around 3:45 p.m. at his residence at in the 85400 block of Heather Lane in Coachella.

Anyone with information on this suspect and incident was asked to call the Thermal sheriff’s station at 760-863-8950. Tipsters can call Valley Crime Stoppers at 760-341-7867.

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