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Oroville man arrested for trying to kidnap child from mother

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:38:40 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 25 2013 11:13:06 AM CST
OROVILLE, Calif. -

Oroville Police have arrested a man in connection with an attempted child abduction.

Police said on Saturday, at 3:11 p.m. a man tried to abduct a child from a woman he encountered on Mitchell Avenue.

The mother,  Laura Sandoval of Oroville, told police a man had reached out with one arm toward her daughter and demanded that Sandoval give him the child.

Sandoval displayed her pepper spray and the suspect ran off.

On Sunday, officers obtained additional information from Sandoval about the suspect.  Based upon Sandoval's description officers developed a photo lineup of possible matches. Sandoval identified one of the photographs as the suspect involved in the attempted child abduction.

Sandoval identified the photograph of Jonathan Burg, 24, of Oroville.

At 9:39 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the Dahl's Motel located at 2010 Feather River Boulevard.   Officers contacted Burg who was alone in the room. Burg was arrested without incident and booked into the Butte County Jail for attempted kidnapping.