For Immediate Release
PR #:1800063
Date Issued:Jun 05, 2018 - 2:38pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office investigating report of a possible attempted kidnap of a nine-year-old boy in the Silver Knolls area

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

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of the possible attempted kidnapping of a 9-year-old boy Monday afternoon in the area of Silver Knolls Boulevard and Whitehawk Drive.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted about the incident which had occurred earlier in the day.

Deputies were told that the boy was walking home from the school bus stop at approximately 3:30 p.m. when a man parked in a black sedan attempted to coax the boy into the suspect’s vehicle by offering ice cream and candy.

The suspect is described as an older white male, with white hair and a white mustache. The suspect was wearing a black t-shirt and had a “very wrinkly face,” according to the boy.

Deputies canvassed the area in an attempt to locate the suspect vehicle and talk with witnesses. So far there has been no additional information.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case # WC18-2619.


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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