Washington County Sheriff's Office seeks kidnapping suspects
A man was reportedly abducted at gunpoint from his apartment complex in Aloha on Thursday, Aug. 27, but was rescued by a family member.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office detailed the incident Thursday evening and is asking the public to be on the lookout for the suspects in the kidnapping, 31-year-old Nicholas San Nicolas and an as-yet unidentified accomplice.
Deputies responded at 3:30 p.m. to the Forest Ridge Apartments in the 7300 block of Southwest 204th Avenue, near Highway 10 — signed locally as Farmington Road — in Aloha.
According to the report, the 22-year-old victim was standing outside his apartment when two men approached him with guns drawn. The men allegedly forced the victim, whose name has not been released, to get into his truck, which San Nicolas drove away from the scene.
At this point, San Nicolas' accomplice reportedly got into a dark blue 2016 or 2017 BMW Z3 sports car and followed the stolen truck driven by San Nicolas, according to the Sheriff's Office account.
A family member of the victim saw he had gone missing and began driving around the area in an effort to locate him, according to the report.
Less than 10 minutes later, upon spotting the stolen truck near the intersection of Farmington Road and Southwest 185th Avenue, the family member deliberately rammed it with their vehicle, the Sheriff's Office said.
At that point, San Nicolas allegedly pushed the abducted man out of the truck onto the roadway before driving off in the stolen vehicle.
The man was later hospitalized with injuries characterized as non-life-threatening.
The Sheriff's Office said the family member, whose relationship to the victim has not been disclosed, suspected the victim had been abducted when he went missing.
San Nicolas and his accomplice are both described as Pacific Islander men. San Nicolas is listed at approximately 5-foot-4, 230 pounds, with hair tied back in a long ponytail.
As of 2015, San Nicolas was listed in state court records as a Tualatin resident.
The stolen truck is described as a Nissan with a late-1990s body style, red seats and purple straps in the bed.
The suspects are wanted for several crimes, including kidnapping in the first degree, felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, menacing and an outstanding felony warrant.
Both suspects should be considered armed and dangerous, the Sheriff's Office warns. If they see them, community members are urged not to approach them.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of San Nicolas or his accomplice is encouraged to call 9-1-1.
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