Crime, Mountaindale, North Plains

Deputies investigating possible kidnapping attempt north of Mountaindale

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said that they are investigating a possible kidnapping attempt north of Mountaindale near NW Meacham Road and NW Murtaugh Road that occurred Friday afternoon.

According to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office issued Saturday, deputies responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping around 2:50 p.m. Friday, February 4.

"An area resident reported that her 11-year-old child was walking from a school bus stop near the intersection when a man pulled up and offered the child candy while encouraging him to get in the vehicle," the press release read. "The child did not get in the car and ran to safety."

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