Bakersfield woman arrested on suspicion of attempting to kidnap 3 children

Crime Watch

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Tuesday evening, Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputies found and arrested a woman who they say attempted to kidnap three children from two separate locations.

Around 5:15 p.m., deputies arrived at the 5400 block of Olive Drive where they found Alina Serda.

Officials said Serda, 18, attempted to first kidnap two children being pushed by their mother in a stroller near Olive Drive and Knudsen Drive. Deputies said she then attempted to kidnap another child walking with his mother in the same area.

There was brief struggle as Serda was taken into custody, deputies said. Serda had been released from the downtown jail only a few hours before the alleged kidnapping attempts, according to officials.

Serda was taken into custody on suspicion of felony attempted kidnapping and resisting or obstructing an officer.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office at (661) 861-3110 or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.

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