Youngsters Safe; Stolen Vehicle Still at Large.
Two small children, ages 3 and 8, are safe after being kidnapped as a result of being in a vehicle stolen from the 6th Street 7-11 convenience store Saturday morning at 8:20 a.m.
Dionisoio Rutherford, 32, reported the two children were in the white Ford Explorer that had been parked at the 7-11.
As officers deployed in search for the vehicle, and before an amber alert could be activated, they were notified the children had been located, unharmed, in the area of the American Medical Response ambulance service at 401 Northwest F Street. The family has been reunited.
The vehicle was possibly the subject of a reckless driving complaint in the Upper River Road areas soon after the children were located and an attempt to locate the vehicle was unsuccessful. The white 2004 Ford Explorer, Oregon License 168BFG, is still outstanding at this time.
The suspect is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, slim build, short hair, last seen wearing a green baseball cap, red T-shirt over a long sleeve t-shirt with a striped pattern, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes.
Anyone with additional information should call the Grant Pass Department of Public Safety at 541-450-6260.