Sheriff's office seeks tips on attempted kidnap
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted kidnapping that occurred around 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, in Welches, and is asking for public assistance to identify the suspect.
Deputies are looking for a young Hispanic or Native American man, 6-feet tall with long, dark, braided hair and a slender build.
He wore a long-sleeved shirt and a beanie.
He is said to have tried to grab the 10-year-old girl as she rode her bicycle in the area of East Fairway Avenue and East Welches Road. The girl was able to fight the man off, causing him to run from the scene and escape in an older, dark-colored SUV or pickup.
The vehicle was described as having a matching canopy and several bumper stickers decorating the rear window, one notably spelling out "REVENGE."
Those with information about the incident are asked to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at 503-655-8211, the tip line at 503-723-4949 or visit web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp, and reference CCSO Case No. 2018-17799.