Sunday evening, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the report of an attempted child abduction in the 15600 block of SW Blanton Street in Aloha. When deputies arrived, they contacted family members of a three-year-old child.
The family members reported they were enjoying a family gathering when they realized they hadn’t seen the boy for about five minutes. When they went looking for him, they saw him being led away by the arm by an unknown Caucasian male in his thirties. Family members yelled for the child and the man released the boy, unharmed, before running west on SW Blanton Street. The boy’s father chased the man on foot, but lost him. Deputies also searched the area and did not locate the suspect.
Other witnesses saw an unknown African-American man in the area at the same time. He ran off when the other man did and his involvement in the abduction attempt was uncertain. Deputies contacted a man matching the description and arrested him on an unrelated warrant.
Detectives would like to speak to anyone who has information that could assist this investigation. Please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.