Police investigate attempted kidnapping on El Rancho Drive in Sparks

Attempted kiddnapping near El Rancho Drive file photo

The possible suspect in a reported attempted kidnapping contacted the Sparks Police Department Thursday. Officers met with the individual who cooperated with the investigation, determined that this was not an attempted kidnapping and that no crime occurred.

On Wednesday, Sparks Police officers were looking for a suspect in an attempted kidnapping case near El Rancho Drive.

The suspect was described as a middle aged Hispanic male wearing a green cap.

Witnesses say the suspect was trying to lure a 6-year-old girl away from her home.

Neighbors were able to yell out for the young girl to come back home to them and the man ran away.

The child was not harmed.

The Sparks Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Sparks Police Dispatch at (775)353-2231 or Secret Witness at (775)322-4900.

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