Police search for possible kidnapping suspect in Silver Knolls area, north of Reno
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating a suspect wanted for an attempted kidnapping north of Reno.
Bob Harmon says at approximately 5 p.m. on Monday, April 23, the sheriff's office was contacted by a Silver Knolls resident who learned a 13-year-old boy was nearly kidnapped earlier that morning.
Deputies were told that the boy was waiting for his school bus shortly before 7 a.m. when an unknown male approached him in a vehicle. The suspect attempted to coax the boy into the suspect's vehicle. The boy refused and ran off, according to Harmon.
The suspect is described as a white male with dark hair, a beard and silver streaks in his hair and beard.
The vehicle is described as a tomato red Subaru Baja with a partial license plate of "33."
Anyone with information that could assist this investigation is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. If the vehicle is spotted, please contact non-emergency dispatch at (775) 785-WCSO (9276).