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Edmonton Police told of another attempted abduction by David Buchanan
Jo Ann Lawrence | January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Parents report incident in west end of Edmonton


Edmonton police looking for David Warren Buchanan
Edmonton Police are crediting media coverage of the alleged attempted child abductions by David Warren Buchanan with another family coming forward to report a similar incident. 
After reports surfaced about Buchanan, the parents of a four-year old boy reported to police that a man fitting the description of David Buchanan initiated a conversation with their son while the boy was sitting with his parents.  He allegedly told the boy that he could come home with him.  The parents quickly intervened and nothing came of the attempt.  This incident took place inside what police are describing as a public venue in the west end on January 14, 2012.

Edmonton Police believe Buchanan is the suspect who also attempted to abduct another four-year old child on January 23, 2012. The man allegedly offered the child candy and asked her if she wanted to go for a ride with Santa.  Police believe the man was David Buchanan, who was dressed in a red rimmed cowboy hat and was driving a Chevrolet Impala that had presents in the backseat.  The father of the child was close by and was able to keep the tot safe.

Buchanan is also a suspect in a similar incident that occurred at Kingsway Mall where an eight-year old girl was allegedly asked if she would like to go home with him.  The girl was with her family so she was safe as well.

So far, Edmonton Police have received several tips for this investigation but have not been able to locate BuchananHe is a 67-year old Caucasian man with a salt and pepper beard and has been seen driving a 2003 silver Chevrolet Impala and a blue Chrysler Town and Country van.

If you have any information about the current whereabouts of Buchanan, or if you know of anyone who might be able to assist police in locating him, please call either the complaints line at (780) 423-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

http://beaconnews.ca/blog/2012/01/edmonton-police-told-of-another-attempted-abduction-by-david-buchanan/

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Man who posed as Santa accused of attempted child abduction
Edmonton suspect arrested outside Penticton, B.C
The Canadian Press Posted: Feb 4, 2012 6:01 PM MT Last Updated: Feb 4, 2012 5:59 PM MT
      
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Police in B.C. have arrested an Edmonton suspect in a case where a man allegedly tried to lure a child by claiming he was Santa.

David Warren Buchanan, 67, has been charged with two counts of attempted child abduction and police say he is a suspect in a third case.

Buchanan was arrested Friday in Penticton, B.C., after RCMP spotted his vehicle outside a hotel.

Police in Edmonton said that on Jan. 23, they responded to a call about an elderly man with a beard who allegedly approached a four-year-old girl, offered her candy and asked if she wanted to go for a ride with Santa.

The girl's father was nearby and says the man was wearing a red cowboy hat and that there were presents in the back seat of his car.

Police say there were two other incidents in Edmonton — one last month and another in 2010 — where children were approached while they were with their parents.

A date for Buchanan's court appearance hasn't been set.

Investigators issued two news releases last month that they were seeking Buchanan.

The first contained details about the Jan. 23 incident with the four-year-old girl, as well as information about an incident in 2010 where they say a man approached an eight-year-old girl with her family at an Edmonton mall and asked her to go home with him.

Police issued a second release stating that the resulting media coverage led to a report of a third incident where they say a man initiated a conversation with a four-year-old boy on Jan. 14. The release says the boy was sitting with his parents, and the suspect allegedly told the child to come home with him before his parents intervened.

The suspect has also been seen wearing a bright blue cowboy hat and reading glasses.

Sheriffs will be bringing Buchanan back to Alberta in the next few days.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/02/04/edmonton-santa-suspect-arrest-abduction.html

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David Warren Buchanan pictured below

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That is why it is so important to share news stories about these creeps. You never know where they will end up. Glad they caught him.