Deputies search for kidnap suspect |

Deputies search for kidnap suspect

The search is on for a man who allegedly attempted to abduct a Truckee child last Friday near Donner Lake.

Nevada County Sheriff’s Captain Gary Jacobson said a 9-year-old Truckee girl successfully defended herself against an attempted kidnapping while she waited for the school bus at Donner Lake Friday morning.

“She did the right thing,” Jacobson said.

According to the police report, at about 8:20 a.m. March 3, a man approached the Truckee girl and explained he was new to the area and needed the girl’s help in finding his lost puppy. The suspect then grabbed the girl’s neck and shoulder.

The victim stepped on her attacker’s foot and fled, returning home. The NCSO was contacted within minutes and an area search began immediately, Jacobson said.

The attacker, who fled on foot Friday, remains at large. The victim gave a detailed description not only of the attacker but also of his vehicle, which she had seen and noticed Thursday, the day before the attempted kidnapping.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid- to late-30s, measuring about five feet, nine inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. His crew-cut styled hair is brown and he was dressed entirely in black the morning of the attempted abduction. The suspect was wearing sunglasses.

The suspect’s vehicle is an older model Toyota pickup truck with light blue chipping paint and visible rust throughout the body. The left rear bumper is damaged, the tires are wide and the truck sits low to the ground.

Individuals with information are asked to contact the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office at 582-7838.

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