Police search for possible kidnapping suspect in Silver Knolls area, north of Reno

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).

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