The Tarkio Police Department was called to the scene of an attempted abduction of an adult female between 1:15 and 1:20 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2022, at the intersection of 4th and College streets in Tarkio (300th block of College Street). The victim is in her early 20’s and was taking a walk at the time. The suspects were reported to be two dark complected, Middle Eastern or Hispanic males, in a white, box style utility van that was dirty from possibly being on gravel roads. The subject who injured the victim while attempting to abduct her was wearing a blue shirt and white or gray shoes.

In light of the attempted abduction, EVERYONE who has and utilizes a home or business security camera system or CCTV (ie. Blink, Ring), review your footage between 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. (for Tarkio) and 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. (for Fairfax and Rock Port area) of ANY white utility or cargo vans captured and PLEASE forward the footage to Your footage and information will very likely assist in the investigation. The focused route of interest is along Hwy. 59, Hwy. 136, and Main streets, but without a doubt, any camera anywhere may have caught this vehicle’s movements.

Also, be sure and spread the word, tell a friend you may know who has a home security system. They may have footage, too. If anyone has any information or observed anything suspicious matching this description, call 660-736-5522 and ask to speak to an on-duty officer.