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***UPDATED*** Man attempts to lure a child in Washougal

Friday, December 10, 2021

The Skamania County Sheriff in conjunction with a Washington State Patrol forensic sketch artist came up with a composite drawing of the suspect in the attempted child luring in reported on 12/8/2021. Anyone with information is urged to call the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office at (509) 427-9490.

Again, the description is a white male adult, medium build, light brown hair, facial hair, wearing camouflage clothing and dark colored hat.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

On 12/8/2021 at approximately 0745 hours, the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to an attempted child luring incident in the 2000 block of Canyon Creek Road, Washougal, WA. The initial information was an 11-year-old female was waiting for the school bus near her residence, when an adult male, attempted to lure her into his vehicle by brandishing a firearm. The subject fled upon seeing other traffic approaching. She described the car as black or dark in color with a white male driving.

Deputies responded to the area and began searching for the subject and associated vehicle. The Canyon Creek Middle School/Cape Horn Skye Elementary School was placed on lockdown, and a reverse 911 notification was initiated. A search of the immediate was conducted and the suspect and vehicle were not located. The neighboring law enforcement agencies were notified.

 The child was interviewed and provided the following detailed description:

A newer black sedan or smaller SUV (described as a car) may be hatchback style, unknown license plate, last seen traveling toward the Washougal River Road from the 2000 block of Canyon Creek Road.

 The alleged suspect was described as a white male adult, medium build, light brown hair, facial hair, wearing camouflage clothing and dark (Black/Green) colored baseball style cap.

The investigation is on-going and if a similar vehicle and/or subject is spotted, do not approach.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to the call the Sheriff’s Office at (509) 427-9490.