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Registered sex offender arrested for attempted kidnapping

ADELANTO • A registered sex offender from the Juniper Flats area was arrested for attempted kidnapping, following reports of a male attempting to lure Adelanto children with candy.

Victor Valley station deputies and detectives began an investigation after receiving reports of a male adult driving a truck and using candy to lure children into his vehicle near Bradach Elementary School, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department press release.

During the course of the investigation, a local registered sex offender, Timothy Wiseman, 63, came to the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station for his annual court ordered registration.

Capt. Phil Brown at the Victor Valley Station noticed Wiseman fit the description of the attempted kidnapping suspect and interviewed him. A search warrant was served on Wiseman’s residence, off Bowen Ranch Road, and vehicle, and he was arrested for attempted kidnapping at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the release.

Adelanto Elementary school parents who wished to remain anonymous said their children came home from school with fliers bearing a detailed description a white male with a pickup truck who was attempting to kidnap children.

The Adelanto school district office said it was not responsible for the fliers and did not have any further information about them.

Wiseman is booked at the West Valley Detention Center with bail set at $125,000, according to the release.

This version contains a clarification from an earlier report regarding where Wiseman lives. While he lives off Bowen Ranch Road, he has no association to the Bowen Ranch itself, according to the owner.

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