Arrest made after false kidnapping report in Grand Junction, police say

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Jul 10, 2021

UPDATE: Grand Junction police said on Twitter that a report of a kidnapping Saturday was false. Police said the person who made the report was arrested. Police also reported on Twitter that subjects involved in a reported vehicle theft were detained. It's not known if the vehicle theft actually occurred. Police have not released additional details.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Police in Grand Junction are looking for a man who stole a car Saturday with a 5-year-old boy possibly inside.

The stolen vehicle was later located in another part of the city unoccupied. The child reportedly remains missing.

The car was stolen earlier in the day near 30 and D roads. It was later located abandoned in Orchard Mesa, an area south of the city.

Police released photos of the man suspected of stealing the vehicle.

Police are asking residents in the Orchard Mesa area to be on the lookout for the suspect.

The missing boy was wearing a black shirt and black pants.

An Amber Alert has not been issued.