SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WJAR) -- The search began in late May with a blurry, out-of-center image of a Dodge pickup truck captured on a surveillance camera.
South Kingstown Police were acting on reports that a man and a topless woman tried to entice two separate juveniles into the dark-colored truck.
Police said the encounters happened on Holly Street only about 10 minutes apart from each other, and hoped the pixelated image could bring some kind of helpful tip.
It eventually would.
Police said they were told a man in the driver’s seat would ask for directions while a topless woman with reddish hair sat next to him. Afterward, police said the man would invite the juveniles to get into the truck.
But neither of them did.
On Thursday, the South Kingstown Police Department announced two arrests in connection to the case.
William L. Wise, 36, and Lisa A. Dicicco, 36, were separately arrested on June 13 and June 14, respectively.
Neighbors said they are surprised to hear the news, but also glad to learn of an arrest.
“Children need to feel safe and to have that kind of activity is just not good for our area,” Mike Bouchard, who lives nearby, said. “We have a lot of residential people walking their pets and walking their children around, so there's a lot of foot traffic. This is why we get concerned about these kind of things.”
But police said numerous tips from the public helped lead to the arrests.
Wise was already in custody at the Adult Correctional Institutions for a probation violation. He was charged with one count of child enticement and one count of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.
Dicicco was charged with one count of indecent exposure/disorderly conduct. She was released on personal recognizance.
Wise and Dicicco were issued a no contact order with the alleged victims.
(NBC 10’s Danielle Kennedy contributed to this report.)