Woman charged with initiating false report after telling deputies about nonexistent missing boy along MAX line

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 12:51 p.m.


Booking photo: Treaunna S. V. Roberts

Booking photo: Treaunna S. V. RobertsAt about 5:31 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the area of the Park Avenue Transit Center along the MAX Orange Line on a report of a missing child.

The call was quickly dispatched to Transit Police because the incident had allegedly occurred along the MAX line.

Just 16 seconds later, deputies were informed that dispatch was in contact with TriMet and attempting to stop the train.

Deputies and officers with the Transit Police arrived on scene and immediately began an investigation.

Authorities made contact with the reporting female, identified as Treaunna S. V. Roberts, who told deputies that her 4 year old son "Anthony" was missing.

Ms. Roberts went on to give deputies a detailed description of the boy: 4 years old, African-American, wearing a blue shirt, white shorts, and Jordan sneakers, hair in cornrows.

Clackamas County Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel and Sheriff's Office detectives were contacted and responded to the scene. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office immediately made public notifications through social media platforms asking for the public's help in locating "Anthony," and other officers from various jurisdictions joined the search.

Once on scene, Sheriff's Office detectives contacted Ms. Roberts and began questioning her. Detectives soon found Ms. Roberts's story inconsistent and they began to question her truthfulness.

Detectives then located surveillance video that also raised questions about Ms. Roberts's story. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Ms. Roberts confessed to detectives that she had fabricated the entire story -- that she did not have a child, nor was she aware of any missing child.

Treaunna S. V. Roberts was then taken into custody and transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where she was booked on one charge of Initiating a False Report. Bail was set at $1,500.

Her complete booking info is here.


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Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office