For Immediate Release
PR #:1800044
Date Issued:Apr 11, 2018 - 2:24pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies looking for suspect in possible attempted kidnap of a child

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office are looking for the suspect in a possible attempted kidnapping of a child that occurred yesterday afternoon in the Spanish Springs area.

At approximately 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, deputies responded to Kinglet Drive east of West Calle De La Plata on the report of an attempted abduction that had just occurred on an eight-year-old female in front of a residence in the area.

The suspect is described as possibly being a white or Hispanic male adult in his 40s with facial hair and wearing a black jacket, gray shirt, and jeans. He was last seen heading toward the area of Pyramid Way.

Deputies searched the area for a possible suspect but were unable to locate him. So far, investigators have not been able to locate additional witnesses obtain more information about the suspect description or a possible suspect vehicle. Deputies continue to investigate.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency dispatch at (775) 785-WCSO or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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