Deputies: Suspicious man tried to lure girl in Sheridan area

Deputies: Suspicious man tried to lure girl in Sheridan area
The sheriff's office released this surveillance photo from when the encounter occurred. The suspicious vehicle can be seen in the background.

SHERIDAN, Ore. – Deputies are asking for the public’s help finding a suspicious man who they said tried to lure a 10-year-old girl to his car near Sheridan on Monday.

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office said a man in his late 50s was in his car when he approached the girl, who was riding her motorcycle on her property on Ballston Road. The man never got out of his car; deputies said he rolled down the window, pointed to a dog that was sitting in the car and motioned for her to come over.

The girl rode away to tell her mother. The two tried to follow the man’s car into Sheridan but they couldn’t find it, deputies said.

The sheriff’s office is looking for the man and his car. Deputies say the man has grayish hair and a beard.

The car is described as an early 1970s two-tone brown four-door vehicle.

"I applaud this 10-year-old girl acting decisively, and her parents for teaching her how to react in situations like this," said Yamhill County Captain Tim Svenson.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office at 503-434-7506.