Jacyee Dugard had contact with neighbor in years after kidnapping

From today’s story:

Special section devoted to Jacyee Lee Dugard case. 

An Antioch resident whose backyard shares a fence with the Garrido property once spoke to a little girl through that fence, he said Friday.

She told him her name was Jaycee.
Patrick McQuaid, 27, was a child when he saw a blonde girl through the chicken wire fence that used to separate his Bown Lane backyard from the Garridos’ yard. He said he believes it was around the summer of 1991, not long after Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped from a South Lake Tahoe bus stop.
“I thought she was pretty,” McQuaid said.
After he learned Jaycee’s name, McQuaid, who had never seen any children through the fence before, asked whether she lived there or was just visiting. He said she told him she was living there, but before he could ask more questions Phillip Garrido came out and took her into the house.
“I didn’t think anything of it. I was young,” McQuaid said.
Soon after, Garrido built the eight-foot privacy fence that now separates the two yards. McQuaid said he never saw the girl again. The next time he saw children near the Garrido house was this summer, when he saw two young girls riding in Garrido’s car.
Though the two children Dugard bore with Garrido are 15 and 11, McQuaid said the children he saw in Garrido’s car looked younger — closer to 8 and 10 years old.

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Kidnapping attempts on the rise, authorities claim

Hacienda Heights, West Covina, Covina, Whittier and Pasadena have all experienced kidnapping attempts in recent days. Now a sergeant attached to the Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit acknowledges there’s been a rash of such attempts.

We’re writing the story now. Not sure how significant it will be. Its doubtful that the “rash” has a common thread, but as yet that is mroe speculation than anything.

Following one such attempt in Hacienda Heights earlier this week, deputies have taken to stepping up enforcement in the neighborhood. Here’s the story:

HACIENDA HEIGHTS – Industry Sheriff’s deputies are out in force patrolling after a bold kidnapping attempt Wednesday morning.

A man driving a gray Honda Civic pulled up alongside and tried to grab an 8-year-old boy as he walked to Palm Elementary in the 14000 block of Palm Avenue at about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The man fled when the child’s mother, who was walking about 15 feet behind the boy, screamed, authorities said.

“We’re doing saturation patrol and being highly visible,” said Industry Sheriff’s Lt. John McBride. “The manner in which he did it was pretty overt.”

He said authorities will be patrolling area schools with “no end in sight, hopefully until we catch this guy.”

The attempted kidnapper is a male Hispanic standing about 5 feet 4 inches and weighing about 200 pounds, authorities said. He is about 50 years old with a thin mustache and a V-shaped scar under his left eye.

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