Vehicle with two small children was stolen temporarily Saturday
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is investigating a reported stolen vehicle and reckless endangerment incident that took place Saturday.
At about 4:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 30), CCSO deputies were dispatched to a stolen vehicle in Hazel Dell near NE 15th Ave. and NE 94th Street. The owner of a Toyota Camry left the vehicle running and unattended for a moment after they loaded their two small children into car seats in the back. One of the children was sleeping.
Video shows a white, late model vehicle, possibly a KIA Optima with tinted windows, pulled up near the Camry. A suspect exited the passenger side, climbed into the Camry, and drove off. The Camry was found several blocks away. The suspect had fled leaving the two children undisturbed, one still asleep.
A K9 track for the suspect was unsuccessful. A witness claimed to have seen an individual matching the suspect’s description being picked up and driven away in a white vehicle with tinted windows.
The suspect is described as a black male of average height, wearing grey hooded sweatshirt and black baggy pants.
The suspect vehicle is thought to be a Kia Optima or similar, white, with tinted windows and grey wheels.
The victims have requested to not be identified. Updates will follow when available.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Detective Unit is handling the investigation. Anyone with information on the suspect or suspect vehicle is asked to call 3-1-1.
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.