For Immediate Release
PR #:1800019
Date Issued:Feb 07, 2018 - 1:15pm

Sheriff's Office seeks witnesses to possible attempted abduction of a teenager near North Valleys High School

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

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are investigating the report of a possible attempt to abduct a teenage girl in the area of North Valleys High School Tuesday afternoon and are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.

Between 12:10 p.m. and 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, a 16-year-old female was returning to the high school after lunch when the incident happened, according to reports. The victim said she was at the corner of Estates Road and Golden Valley Road when a white pickup truck turned on to Estates Road from the wrong direction and stopped next to her.

 According to the victim, a suspect described as a white male in his 20s attempted to physically abduct her. The victim was able to get away and run across Golden Valley Road to the high school.

 Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or have information useful to 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.


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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