The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a possible kidnapping suspect near Prescott Valley. At around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, the sheriff’s office received a call that someone attempted to kidnap an eight-year-old girl in the Castle Canyon Mesa area. The girl was riding her bicycle near East Duchess Drive and East Princess Lane, when a man in a black truck stopped the truck in the street, opened his door and reached out to grab the girl. Thankfully, there was a witness in the area who saw what the driver was doing and told the girl to run, making his attempt unsuccessful and he sped away. Deputies immediately started to search the area and two witnesses were interviewed at the scene. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, with red or orange hair, wavy in the front and was wearing a white shirt. The truck is described as a shiny black truck with black interior. Witnesses describe the truck as lowered, with small wheels, and was last seen heading towards North Date Creek Drive. Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 771-3260. A cash reward of up to $800 is available for a direct tip to Yavapai Silent Witness that leads to an arrest. Call 1-800-932-3232 or submit your tip online at yavapaisw.com.
May 07 2021