Kittitas County, WA – 03/07/2020 – Around 10:00 am on Saturday 3/7/2020, Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Daniel J. Kraft of Ellensburg.

The arrest took place via a traffic stop at SR903 and Bullfrog Rd in the Cle Elum area in connection with an alleged assault of a child and suspected attempted abduction of a child in front of the Cle Elum Roslyn Elementary school on Thursday afternoon.

A 9-year old boy, reported that a stranger grabbed him by the arm as he walked in front of the school after school released on Thursday.

The investigation that identified Kraft as a suspect was assisted by numerous residents who called the Sheriff’s Office in response to a request for information. The Sheriff’s Office continues to seek information concerning Kraft’s known whereabouts on Thursday or about anyone else suspected of being involved in this matter.

This case is a clear demonstration of something the Sheriff’s Office knows; that effective investigation and enforcement is always enhanced by cooperation between the community and Law Enforcement.

This investigation is ongoing.