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Police Investigate Attempted Kidnapping

Grants Pass PoliceGRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass Public Safety are investigating a possible attempted kidnapping.

On Monday, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety received a report from a citizen of a possible attempted kidnapping of his eight year old son that occurred in the area of NE Fairview Avenue and NE Beacon Drive.

Several officers responded to the area and checked for the described suspect vehicle and suspect, but were unsuccessful. Police said the boy got off his school bus at NE Beacon and NE Fairview Avenue and was heading home when he said a vehicle pulled up next to him. The boy told officers that a man in the car pointed a semi-automatic pistol at him and told him to get into his car.

The boy yelled “No”, and then ran and hid in some bushes; the car drove away, heading eastbound on NE Fairview Avenue to northbound on NE Foothill Boulevard. The boy then ran home and told his father, who then contacted police.

According to Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, the suspect is described as a male adult approximately 40-50 years old, dark skinned, with short dark hair parted on the side, dark goatee, Samurai or Ninja style tattoos on left forearm, last seen wearing a dark t-shirt.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as Newer model red Dodge Challenger with a solid black stripe down the middle of the vehicle from front to back, a small spoiler on the back, dirty rims and black Asian style stickers on the back window.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please notify the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety at (541) 450-6260.

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  1. Lisa says:

    I just saw the news about this story, I feel compelled to report that I saw a red vehicle drive past me around noon today ( tuesday) It passed me as I walked past the yogurt hut in Ashland. The vehicle was very loud, I thought it might be a nova, the driver was a dark skinned man with a gotee. I think that it did have a black stripe, although I’m not certain. After seeing the news, I feel that I should report what I saw in the event that it was indeed the vehicle & suspect in question. I hate the thought of anyone taking anyone against their will! How fortunate that the boy did not get into the car, the next kid might not be so brave to run away! I hope they catch the culprit!

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