Couple Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Lure Children in Norristown

The pair were taking pictures of children in the area of West Main and Noble streets and reportedly attempting to lure them to a car to see the photos.

According to reports from the , a Shenandoah man and woman were arrested on Wednesday after witnesses reported the pair were trying to lure children to their car.

Jose Paulino, 35, and Crystal Luscan, 40, both of Shenandoah, Pa., were arrested Wednesday morning, Sept. 5 in the area of West Main and Noble streets in Norristown.

Officers originally encountered the couple parked at that location in their silver 1991 Lincoln Towncar at approximately 5:30 a.m. Police investigate what they thought was a suspicious car and eventually advised the pair to leave the area. Police were called back to the scene just before 7 a.m. later by neighbors who reported that Paulino was taking pictures of neighborhod children and trying to convince them to come close to look at the pictures.

When neighbors confronted the two about what they were doing, Luscan reportedly started shouting obscenities at them and Paulino reportedly replied, "What do you care? The're not your children."

The neighbors informed Luscan and Paulino they were calling police and the two allegedly walked away from the area, but were stopped by police in the 1000 block of West Main Street. 

The pair were searched and a black camera bag containing a digital camera was taken from Paulino and placed into evidence. A search of Luscan reportedly revealed three pipes commonly used to smoke controlled substances, one containing a small amount of marijuana. Police also found a children's video, a toy car, a bubble gum cigar and other candy according to a report.

Paulino is being charged with stalking, luring a child, criminal attempt, disorderly conduct and harassment. Luscan is being charged with criminal conspiracy to lure a child and criminal attempt, disorderly conduct, and drug violations.

Mary Beth O. September 07, 2012 at 02:07 PM
What is wrong with people anymore????
Bucky Swider September 07, 2012 at 02:11 PM
nice job, neighbors!! And cops!!
jenn smith September 07, 2012 at 07:48 PM
yes thank you to the neighbors!!!!
Jessica DeBraganza September 07, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I'm so thankful the neighbors stepped in to help those kids.
Patty Christian September 08, 2012 at 12:00 AM
What were the children out at 5:30 in the morning?
kidzmom September 08, 2012 at 01:40 AM
thanks to the neighbors. you prevented a tragic crime
B. Booey September 08, 2012 at 06:45 AM
I hope they are going to search these peoples' home and computers for child porn. I'm sure they'll come up with a lot more charges against them when they do.
Ann Knipfer September 08, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus....... Pray people... So sad. :(
robert September 09, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Great job neighbors....always watch you area
MOMMYOF THREE September 11, 2012 at 01:42 AM
These neighbors are hero's today so many people tend to keep to them self and not get involved... These neighbors are hero's! Thank God for them and for them speaking up!
Steve Sandman September 26, 2012 at 06:02 PM
the children were out at 7am - most likely on thier way to school. the couple was asked to leave the area at 5:30 then the cops came back at 7 due to them accosting the children. Does anyone know if they are off the streets?
take them back to jail......... November 11, 2012 at 09:30 AM
well, i can tell you this much, shes not in prison as of 11/10/12.....the goofball is back in shenandoah.....she needs to be recommitted to a state hosp. or a jail.....(..a resident of shenandoah)
take them back to jail......... November 11, 2012 at 09:31 AM
steve, see my comment........
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