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  • Tiny dog rescues girl from attempted abduction

    01/30/2015 11:24:49 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/30/2015 | Caitlin Dickson
    Jennifer Jones’ daughter was walking the family dog before school in suburban Atlanta on Thursday morning when a strange man allegedly got out of a white pickup truck and grabbed the little girl’s wrist. That’s when, police say, the tiny rat terrier mix sprang into action.
  • Suspect connected to Paris attacks to be extradited from Bulgaria

    01/13/2015 1:40:40 AM PST · by BCW · 4 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | 13 JAN 2015 | Irish Times
    Bulgaria plans to extradite a Frenchman suspected of knowing or having been in touch with one of the two Islamist militants who shot dead 12 people at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s offices last week, prosecutors said on Monday. Using a European arrest warrant alleging that he had abducted his 3-year-old son and was likely to take him to Syria, Bulgarian police arrested Fritz-Joly Joachin, 29, on January 1st at a border checkpoint when he tried to cross into Turkey.
  • Man, 23, who coached at local high school met two 13-year-old girls online...

    10/02/2014 9:25:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    MAIL ONLINE ^ | James Gordon
    FULL TITLE: Man, 23, who coached at local high school met two 13-year-old girls online before taking them back to his PARENTS house where he hid them in the basement and raped one A 23-year-old old man from Minnesota who had coached young girls at a local high school is accused of sexual assault and kidnapping after bringing two 13-year-old girls he met online to the basement of his parents' home. Authorities say Casey Lee Chinn from Burnsville met the girls through Omegle, a free online chat site, and picked them around 7:30pm on Monday. Police were then able to...
  • Colleges should spend less time on sexual political correctness

    09/29/2014 9:27:58 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 September 2014 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    "Self-described 'dissident feminist' Camille Paglia has written an op-ed piece for Time Magazine arguing that female college students are naive and careless about the true nature of men as sexual predators. Paglia, 67, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, penned the column this week in reaction to the recent abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, 18, who was last seen two weeks ago in the company of a 32-year-old nursing assistant. Jesse Matthew was captured in Texas last week and charged with abduction with intent to defile, but so far there is no sign...
  • Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student

    09/24/2014 7:03:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 24, 2014 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM
    A man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was captured in Texas on Wednesday, a day after police announced they had probable cause to arrest him.
  • UKRAINE: UPDATE- Fr Tikhon Sergey Kulbaka abducted & held by Pro-Russian Separatists

    07/12/2014 7:08:08 AM PDT · by · 3 replies
    Dear brothers and sisters, from now on this [Facebook] page is controlled by the friends of Father Tikhon. He is still in captivity, we are 100% sure that this page is read by those who hold Fr. Tikhon in captivity. We turn to them and ask for Christ's sake to release our priest. So PLEASE write here what you feel about this situation. Still we ask you all to continue to pray for the health of Father Tikhon and his early/speedy release. #SaveFatherTikhon
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: UPDATE on imprisonment of Father Tikhon

    07/08/2014 4:20:40 PM PDT · by · 1 replies
    Just a delegation consisting of the Roman Catholic sayaschennika father Nicholas Greek Catholic priest Yuri Yurchik, Pastor Sergei Jamb, and Mufti Said Ismagilov met with the mayor of Donetsk Lukyanchenko to petition for kidnapped father Tikhon Sergius Kulbaka. Going to the meeting, we already knew that he was in the custody of the so-called Russian Orthodox army. Mayor promised at a meeting with Boroday to intercede for the release of Father Tikhon. Much more we were informed by journalists as we left the press conference with the mayor. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL journalist Philip Shishkin advised us to go enter...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: Father Tikhon found alive but held captive by Terrorist/Separatists

    07/07/2014 6:13:03 PM PDT · by · 5 replies
    TRANSLATION: "So, thanks to the efforts of many people, we found Father Tikhon alive but captured. He was captured by a group of fighters. Negotiations are being made for his release. So far he is not released. His case is especially complicated since the armed separatists consider him a "religious dissident" - that could mean that is because he is Catholic, not Orthodox. And with their skewed religious militarism, this only makes it harder to negotiate about father. Please continue prayers
  • UKRAINE: PRAYER REQUEST Greek-Catholic priest Father Tikhon-Sergey Kullback missing PHOTOS

    07/04/2014 3:48:09 AM PDT · by · 5 replies
    This info shared 1 hr ago, July 4th 5:45 EDT: Information verified, ask for prayer. Missing Greek-Catholic priest Father Tikhon (Sergey Kullback). Yesterday morning, on the left at its Tikhon. vehicles to an undisclosed location, to this hour there has been no communication, his phone is switched off. He had not told relatives, friends or clergy of his intentions to leave the town of Donetsk. There are no reports he had been seen in the Tikhon parish where he served. Prior to this the father Tikhon was not once threatened, the same intruders/attackers have painted on his car with threats...
  • MK Hanin Zoabi Justifies Yeshiva Students' Abduction

    06/17/2014 3:30:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/14 | Ido Ben-Porat, Tova Dvorin
    MK Hanin Zoabi (United Arab List) argued that the three kidnappers responsible for the abduction of three teenage yeshiva students are "not terrorists" on Radio Tel Aviv Tuesday morning, in an inflammatory interview which also saw her denigrate Arab Zionist and distant relative Mohammed Zoabi. Mohammed Zoabi, 17, courageously made a viral video showing support for the kidnapped boys, a move which garnered him both Israeli commendation and several death threats from within his Nazareth hometown. MK Zoabi initially denied that she knew the brave teenager well during Tuesday's radio interview, but then proceeded to insult him based on what...
  • Could Drones Help Find Nigeria's Missing Schoolgirls?

    05/10/2014 10:33:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/10/2014
    The search for nearly 300 missing Nigerian schoolgirls has taken on an international dimension with the arrival of American and British experts on the ground to help track down the teens. There are military personnel, development experts, law-enforcement and intelligence agents. And then there’s the possibility of calling in the drones. Reuters reported Thursday that the U.S. was considering a request by Nigeria to provide surveillance aircraft and intelligence. "We are considering it," Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. assistant-secretary of State for African Affairs, said in an interview. While surveillance drones have been used for humanitarian purposes from the Fukushima radiation disaster...
  • Did Nigeria have four-hour warning prior to Boko Haram abduction?

    05/09/2014 1:27:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Did Nigeria’s military fail to act prior to the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls last month? That claim comes from an investigation by Amnesty International, in which they assert that a regional military headquarters simply failed to mobilize in time to prevent the terrorist attack: “Damning testimonies gathered by Amnesty International reveal that Nigerian security forces failed to act on advance warnings about Boko Haram’s armed raid on the state-run boarding school in Chibok which led to the abduction,” the rights group said.Amnesty said it had verified the information about the abduction with “credible sources”.“Amnesty International has confirmed… that...
  • Al Qaeda chief urges Westerner kidnappings

    04/26/2014 9:34:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2014 | by Rania El Gamal
    Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, particularly Americans, who could then be exchanged for jailed jihadists including a blind Egyptian cleric convicted in 1995 of conspiring to attack the United Nations and other New York landmarks. In a wide ranging audio interview, the al Qaeda leader expressed solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood which is facing a violent crackdown by the army-backed government in Egypt and urged unity among rebels in their fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
  • Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

    04/15/2014 7:35:19 AM PDT · by don-o · 3 replies
    AP - via WJHL TV ^ | April 15, 2014 | ESAM MOHAMED and OMAR AKOUR
    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
  • Taco stand worker saves little boy from kidnapper

    03/03/2014 12:47:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies ^ | march 1, 2014 | ryan gorman
    A heroic Los Angeles-area taco stand employee saved a four-year-old boy from a deranged kidnapper. Jesus Delgado, a grill cook at T2 Tacos, in Westchester, jumped out from behind the counter Wednesday and rescued Grady O’Brien from a North Hollywood man who took him after punching his nanny in the face. Witnesses told KTLA the man was ranting about being in the CIA before sucker punching the nanny and making off with the child yelling he was the father – Grady’s six-year-old brother Brendan screamed for help until Delgado sprang into action. The children were walking home from school with the nanny...
  • Police get break, identify sex offender, in 1975 missing girls' cold case [Lyon sisters]

    02/13/2014 3:39:04 AM PST · by deks · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | February 11. 2014 | Ben Brumfield
    The two little girls [Katherine and Sheila Lyon] vanished nearly 40 years ago, their disappearance long faded from the public consciousness, their names etched in a stone marker their hope-sapped parents placed in a local cemetery. But Maryland police have been tenacious about solving this cold case. And on Tuesday they breathed new life into it, when they announced a possible breakthrough. Convicted sex offender Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., 57, who's been serving a prison sentence in Delaware since 1997, was near Sheila and Katherine Lyon on that March day in 1975 when they went missing, Montgomery County Police Chief...
  • Abbas vs Facts: Jews 'Weren't Attacked' In Kusra

    01/12/2014 11:14:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/1/14 | Dalit Halevy and Ari Yashar
    Documented evidence doesn't stand in the way of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's claims regarding the attempted lynching of 25 Jewish residents of Samaria by an Arab mob from Kusra last Tuesday. In talks with Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem on Saturday, Abbas declared "the residents (of Kusra) caught settlers and besieged them, and they did it without tanks, rockets and planes. They gathered around them and told them: you won't leave here until the Palestinian liaison (officers) arrive." "They (the Arabs) didn't hit them," claimed the PA head, "for we have rights and culture, and aren't like them...
  • 'I saw her eyes': Mom dons burqa, rescues kidnapped son in Egypt

    04/28/2013 5:28:02 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28, 2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Through the slit of the burqa she wore to blend in on the streets of Alexandria, Egypt, Kalli Atteya waited and watched until the boy climbed off the school bus. When she saw him, she moved quickly, grabbing his arm and steering him toward the waiting motorized cart. "Get in," she said to the 12-year-old, who recognized his mother's piercing blue eyes and obeyed wordlessly. Soon, they were speeding toward a safehouse where they would wait for three weeks before returning to the U.S., and ending a 20-month ordeal that began with another abduction — one the boy, Khalil Mohamed...
  • Fairfax Police Search for 5-Year-Old Cameron Serafin - Felony Arrest Warrant for Mother Issued

    04/12/2013 5:43:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 12, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    Cameron Serafin, 5 years old. Contact Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131. ( – Police in Fairfax, Va., are searching for 5-year-old Cameron Serafin, who may be in danger and whose hair apparently has been dyed dark brown (from natural blond) to change his appearance. A felony arrest warrant for his mother has been issued and it is believed that she is traveling out west with the boy. Cameron Serafin, who is 3-feet-5-inches tall and weighs 40 pounds, was supposed to have been returned to his father on Monday, Apr. 8, and police believe he is in the company of...
  • Woman, 89, carjacked, locked in trunk by teens for 2 days, police say

    03/22/2013 9:04:29 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    LINCOLN, Del. - March 21, 2013 (WPVI) -- Delaware State Police have charged 5 teenagers with the carjacking, kidnapping and robbing of a senior citizen and locking her in a car trunk for two days. 89-year-old Margaret Smith of Lincoln, Delaware spoke exclusively to Action News Thursday night and says she is relieved to have survived the wildest ride of her life. "I'm still shaking," Smith said.
  • Thirty hostages reported killed in Algeria assault (12 minutes ago)

    01/17/2013 2:40:39 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2013 | By Lamine Chikhi
    (Reuters) - Thirty hostages and at least 11 Islamist militants were killed on Thursday when Algerian forces stormed a desert gas plant in a bid to free many dozens of Western and local captives, an Algerian security source said. Two Japanese, two Britons and a French national were among at least seven foreigners killed, the source told Reuters. Eight of the dead hostages were Algerian. The nationalities of the rest, as well as of perhaps dozens more who escaped, were unclear. Americans, Norwegians, Romanians and an Austrian have also been mentioned by their governments as having been captured. Underlining the...
  • European court to decide if a lesbian partner can sever a father’s ties to his son

    10/01/2012 9:23:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 10/02/2012 | WENDY WRIGHT
    Europe’s highest court on human rights will decide if a lesbian can adopt her partner’s child, in this case stripping the father of his parental rights to his son. The case is very simple according to Gregor Puppinck of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ). “The two female partners want to oust the father and, since the law does not allow them to do so, they claim it is discriminatory,” Gregor reported in Turtle Bay and Beyond, C-FAM’s blog. The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will hear the case X and others v. Austria...
  • Ex-FBI agent who vanished in Iran: "Help me"

    12/09/2011 3:34:59 AM PST · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    Long after he vanished in Iran, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson reappeared in a video and a series of photographs sent to his family over the past year, transforming a mysterious disappearance into a hostage standoff with an unknown kidnapper, The Associated Press has learned.
  • (15 y/o) Missing Megan Stammers 'Ran Away With Teacher'

    09/23/2012 10:57:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 9/23/2012
    A missing 15-year-old is believed to have run away to France with one of her teachers, police have told Sky News. Megan Stammers failed to turn up at Bishop Bell Church Of England School in Eastbourne on Friday and hours later she crossed from Dover to Calais. Sussex Police have urged either Megan or 30-year-old Jeremy Forrest, who she is believed to be travelling with, to contact them. Chief Inspector Jason Tingley said they were at a "critical stage of the investigation". "We are investigating several lines of enquiry and are grateful for the support and co-operation from Megan's family...
  • Kandahar ‘chief’ hijacker behind plot to abduct Rahul Gandhi

    11/19/2007 4:51:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 61+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | 11/19/2007 | Pranab Dhal Samanta
    Kandahar ‘chief’ hijacker behind plot to abduct Rahul Gandhi Pranab Dhal Samanta Terror: Three held in UP say they got ‘personal guidance’ in Pak from Ibrahim Athar, Jaish boss Masood Azhar’s brother NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 18: Eight years after he had India on tenterhooks for a week, IC-814 principal hijacker Ibrahim Athar, referred to as “chief” during the hijack, has reappeared on the Indian terror scene as the mastermind, facilitator and trainer of the foiled Jaish-e-Mohammed operation to abduct Rahul Gandhi. Younger brother of Jaish head Maulana Masood Azhar, the dangerous Athar is learnt to have imparted training to the...
  • 1 Suspect Arrested, Girl Still Missing Following Monterey [California] Abduction

    07/30/2012 1:07:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 30, 2012 8:00 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A suspect was in custody Monday for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl, who remains missing. A statewide Amber Alert was issued Sunday for Eunice Serrato of San Ardo after the teen was allegedly taken by 39-year-old Juan Manuel Salazar Sr. and his son around 9:45 p.m. Saturday, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department. Salazar Sr. turned himself in Sunday night, but his son, 19-year-old Juan Manuel Salazar Jr., is still believed to be with Serrato in a tan, 2007 Honda Civic with California license plate 6JUK098, according to authorities. The...
  • Virginia Tech police seek two suspects after early-morning attack

    06/29/2012 10:23:15 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 29, 2012 | Chase Purdy
    The suspects drove away from the scene in a dark, regular-cab pickup truck. The last four digits of the truck’s license plate are 3330, according to witnesses at the scene. Police across the region are on the lookout following an attempted abduction on the Virginia Tech campus Friday morning in which two men tried to drag a woman into a pickup truck, according to the Virginia Tech Police. Maj. Kevin L. Foust said the woman, who has not been identified, was crossing Henderson Lawn from College Avenue to Alumni Mall about 2:15 a.m. when two men approached her. Police said...
  • Attempt to Abduct Israeli Girl at Disney World: nine year old girl was found drugged, with her head

    04/29/2012 2:42:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    inn ^ | 4/29/12 | Gil Ronen
    A nine-year-old Israeli girl was nearly abducted from her parents at Disney World, in Orlando, Florida, during the Pesach holiday. Channel 10 news reported that two Israeli parents and their two children were standing in line for one of the rides in the huge theme park when they discovered that their daughter had disappeared. They immediately ran to the park's security officers, who locked all of the park's exit gates. The parents were taken to a control room, where they were asked to look for the girl on the numerous security cameras.
  • {Chilling} Video: Girl Escapes Kidnap Attempt In Walmart (GA)

    02/09/2012 6:58:44 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 29 replies
    Sky News ^ | 09 FEB 12 | Sky News
    Dramatic CCTV footage has emerged of the moment a convicted killer allegedly tried to kidnap a young girl at a Walmart store. Seven-year-old Brittany Baxter was grabbed by the man at the store in Bremen, Georgia, USA, on Wednesday. In the footage a man can be seen grabbing the girl and trying to carry her away through an aisle of the large store.
  • Man tried to abduct girl from Bremen Walmart

    02/09/2012 6:57:24 AM PST · by Preachin' · 12 replies
    WSB TV via Georgia Daily News ^ | 02/08/2012 | Georgia Daily News
    Bremen Police have a man in custody after the attempted abduction of a 7-year-old girl at a Walmart. Brittney Baxter was in the toy aisle at the Walmart on Highway 27 when a man came up behind her and grabbed her, police said. The man put his hand over her mouth, but Brittney kicked, squirmed and made as much noise as possible before the man let go and ran off. ..... The incident was caught on store surveillance footage.
  • International help needed to find abducted children

    02/03/2012 7:38:04 AM PST · by republican4ever · 2 replies
    Sparsely Sage and Timely ^ | 01/30/2012 | David V. Mitchell
    A Guatemalan wife and mother of two, Cristina Siekavizza, went missing July 7. Authorities believe her husband murdered her, and Guatemalan news media have reported the English-speaking husband, Roberto Barreda de León, has probably fled to the United States.
  • Fran Drescher Claims She Was Abducted By Aliens

    01/27/2012 12:11:39 PM PST · by twister881 · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 27, 2012 | TVGuide
    "Fran Drescher believes she was abducted by aliens. "In an interview with The Huffington Post, the "Nanny" and "Happily Divorced" star said she and her ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson both had a close encounter when they were teenagers. "Maybe this finally explains Drescher's one-of-a-kind laugh?"
  • Mom Abducts 8 Kids from Foster Care; FBI Joins Search

    09/21/2011 5:00:31 PM PDT · by Renfield · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9-21-2011 | Melissa Russo
    Police have alerted South Carolina authorities that a Manhattan woman who snatched her children from foster care may be headed that way, and the FBI has joined the search for the family. Shanel Nadal, 28, of Manhattanville, was visiting with her children inside the Forestdale Child Agency in Forest Hills, Queens, at about 4 p.m. Monday when she took them and left with them in her vehicle, a black 1996 Chevrolet Suburban with license plate EXZ5896. Seven of the children are boys named Nephra Payne, after their father, though they all have different middle names. The youngest is an 11-month-old...
  • 'North Korea abducted 4 South Korean military officers’(in 1999, colonels?)

    05/20/2011 6:14:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 05/20/11 | Kim Rahn
    05-20-2011 18:37 'North Korea abducted 4 South Korean military officers’ By Kim Rahn North Korea abducted four high-ranking military officers from South Korea in 1999, a former journalist claimed at a court hearing Friday. The authorities said they can’t confirm the allegation as such information is confidential. The kidnapping was disclosed by a former journalist, surnamed Jeong, who testified as a witness Thursday in a hearing for Park Chae-seo, former intelligence agent code-named “Black Venus” who is suspected of espionage. At the hearing, Jeong said “yes” when asked by Park’s lawyer whether he had known that a lieutenant colonel from...
  • Police: Father Dropped Infant Twice After Abduction

    04/24/2011 3:16:20 PM PDT · by EBH · 6 replies
    Fox8News ^ | 4/24/11
    Sunday morning, technology led detectives to Lewis and the baby at an apartment on Kline Avenue in Akron. Investigators used the suspect's cell phone to find him. "We can ping phones and find out the location of certain individuals and that's what we did in this case," McMillian said. A woman at the victim's home, who identified herself as the baby's grandmother, told Fox 8 News off-camera that the infant was checked out at a hospital, and was not hurt. She said mom and baby were enjoying a quiet Easter Sunday together, and they were just glad to have him...
  • Sammy Hagar alien abduction secret disclosed 20 years ago

    03/22/2011 11:42:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 103 replies
    examiner ^ | March 21st, 2011 | Jon Kelly
    “I saw a ship and two creatures inside of this ship… And they were connected to me, tapped into my mind through some kind of mysterious wireless connection,” explains Sammy Hagar in his new book, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock. The brief memoir, whose release coincides with "Alien Abduction Day", is not the first instance in which the former Van Halen singer has offered public disclosures of ET contact. A new report from a Vancouver audio lab suggests that Sammy Hagar was covertly communicating about alien abduction as early as 1991.
  • Citizen comes to kidnapped girl's rescue in Fresno - Telecast of suspect's truck leads to arrest

    10/06/2010 8:49:09 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/6/2010
    LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - An eight-year-old girl was playing with a friend in the driveway of the apartment complex where she lived with her family earlier this week. Molestation suspect 24-year-old Gregorio Gonzalez lured the older girl with the promise of gifts -- and then forced her into an older rust-colored Chevrolet pickup truck with white stripes.The girl's mother and a neighbor pursued the girl and her abductor in a vehicle chase, but quickly lost them.Authorities issued an Amber Alert, which quickly escalated to a statewide bulletin about a small girl last seen wearing a purple "Winnie the...
  • Good Samaritan describes chase that led to girl's freedom

    10/06/2010 6:52:55 AM PDT · by malkee · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/6/10 | Phil Gast
    CNN) -- Some may call it chance, but Victor Perez believes a higher power was involved Tuesday when he chased after a vehicle suspected of carrying an abducted 8-year-old girl in Fresno, California. A construction carpenter by trade until work slowed down, Perez has been recently cutting wine grapes, earning minimum wage. Early Tuesday, there was a light rain, making that task unlikely. Perez, 29, tuned in to television news coverage of the abduction, paying attention to the description and video of the suspect's pickup truck. At about 6:45 a.m., Perez was outside his house talking with his cousin about...
  • Driver cuts off truck, abducted Calif. girl flees

    10/05/2010 8:54:33 PM PDT · by topher · 49 replies ^ | October 5, 2010
    RESNO, Calif. – An 8-year-old girl who was abducted by a stranger while playing outside a Fresno home escaped from her captor Tuesday morning after a driver recognized the suspect's vehicle and cut it off, police said. The child was found in Fresno about 11 hours after she disappeared around 8:30 p.m. Monday, triggering a statewide Amber Alert. Police arrested Gregorio Gonzalez, 24, who they said was a member of the Bulldogs street gang. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the driver recognized the red pickup truck from media reports that showed surveillance video of the kidnapper's vehicle. When the...
  • Amber Alert issued for 8-year-old Fresno girl (prayers requested)(Prayers answered!)

    10/05/2010 8:13:37 AM PDT · by dayglored · 15 replies
    Mercury News (AP) ^ | 10/5/2010 | (none)
    FRESNO -- Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for an 8-year-old Fresno girl who was apparently abducted from her front yard while playing with a friend. The California Highway Patrol says Elisa Cardenas was taken around 8:30 p.m. Monday... ...She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a light purple Winnie the Pooh sweat shirt. Fresno police say the suspect is described as a male around 6-feet tall and in his 20s with a shaved head. He was wearing a white tank top and blue jean shorts and driving an older model, reddish brown Ford two-door pickup truck. The vehicle...
  • Kidnapped schoolgirl Jaycee Lee Dugard to write book about her 18-year ordeal

    09/28/2010 1:09:21 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:14 PM on 27th September 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Jaycee Lee Dugard, who survived being kidnapped aged 11 and held captive for 18 years, is to write a book about her ordeal. She will pen the currently untitled book herself and cover her life from her abduction in 1991 to the present day, publisher Simon & Schuster announced today.
  • Man kills 5 in Arizona and abducts children before committing suicide in Rancho Cucamonga

    08/29/2010 4:24:41 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 9 replies ^ | August 29, 2010 |
    Man kills 5 in Arizona and abducts children before committing suicide in Rancho Cucamonga A 26-year-old man who abducted his children from Lake Havasu City, Ariz., after fatally shooting their mother and four others was found early Sunday in Rancho Cucamonga, the victim of an apparent suicide. On Saturday night, Brian Stephen Diez entered a residence in the 300 block of Opossum Drive in Lake Havasu City and shot six of its occupants, including his estranged girlfriend Deborah Langstaff, 23, according to Charlie Cassens of the Lake Havasu City Police. Diez then left the scene with his children Kaia, 4,...
  • Missing girl found after almost 7 years

    07/15/2010 8:00:17 AM PDT · by MissTed · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/15/10 | Staff
    <p>A California girl who had been missing for almost seven years was found Wednesday by police in Phoenix, Arizona, authorities said.</p> <p>The girl had just turned a year old when she was abducted in September 2003.</p> <p>She had been in the care of foster parents in Norwalk, California, when she was snatched by three of her aunts, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County sheriff's Norwalk Station said.</p>
  • 4-year-old Missouri girl abducted from front yard

    07/06/2010 5:31:33 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 73 replies
    hosted ^ | Jul 6
    LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) -- Police are searching for a man suspected of taking a 4-year-old Missouri girl from her front yard in a small, quiet Mississippi River town. Alisa Maier and her 5-year-old brother were playing in the yard of their Louisiana, Mo., home about 8 p.m. Monday night. The boy told police a man he didn't know pulled up in a four-door car and ordered his sister to get in....
  • Police Search for Missouri Girl Abducted From Front Yard

    07/06/2010 12:49:24 PM PDT · by Sopater · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 06, 2010
    LOUISIANA, Mo. -- Police scoured a creek Tuesday for clues into the disappearance of a 4-year-old girl who may have been abducted from the front yard of her eastern Missouri home. Police said Alisa Maier was playing with her 5-year-old brother outside their home in the town of Louisiana Monday night when a man pulled up in a black four-door passenger car and took her away, KSDK reported. The only witness to the alleged abduction was the girl's brother, who told police he saw his sister get into the car with a man he did not know, Louisiana Police Chief...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Police say school blocked interview in stalking

    05/12/2010 7:48:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 893+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/12/10 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    San Francisco police want an explanation for why an assistant principal at John O'Connell High School blocked an officer from interviewing a 15-year-old girl who had just been spooked by a stranger who followed and harassed her for blocks in his vehicle. Police say the Mission District school's refusal to allow them to talk to the girl promptly was especially alarming because the stalker appeared to match the description of a man who has been trying to lure young girls into his pickup truck."If some jerk is following your daughter to school, you want the cops to catch the person...
  • Brother, can you spare a dime to help Noah?

    04/30/2010 11:04:45 AM PDT · by Pikachu_Dad · 19 replies · 595+ views
    Breakdown of America ^ | April 30, 2010 | Nicholas M James
    Brother, can you spare a dime to help Noah? Your assistance please. Please call your United States Senator or House Representative and ask that Noah Kirkman be returned home. quote =================================================== Noah Kirkman is a Canadian child who was taken into custody by the US government while on summer vacation. Initially picked up by local Oregon authorities for riding his bike without wearing a helmet, Noah was detained and placed in foster care in the United States of America. Noah is special needs and his entire family in Canada want him home. Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) have moved...
  • 13-Year-Old Girl Escapes Miami-Dade Abduction (Two Men Drag Teen Waiting for School Bus...)

    04/08/2010 12:16:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies · 2,050+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Thu, Apr 8, 2010 | JEANETTE LOPEZ
    Two men drag teen waiting for school bus into car but she jumps out window A 13-year-old girl was able to get out of a terrifying situation this morning after two men attempted to abduct her in Southwest Miami-Dade. The teen was waiting for her school bus early this morning at Southwest 268 St. and Southwest 139 Ave. when a black car pulled up next to her. According to police, the car was occupied by two black males. The man in the passenger seat stepped out and pulled the girl by her hoodie, forcing her inside the car. When the...
  • Girl from 1995 abduction located in Calif.

    03/05/2010 9:39:15 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 1,586+ views
    upi ^ | March 5
    MONROVIA, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- Police said a 22-year-old woman who was a child when she was allegedly abducted by her mother has been found in Los Angeles County, Calif. Investigators said Thursday they located Jessica Click-Hill, who was reported missing by her father in 1995, and arrested Click-Hill's mother, Wendy D. Hill, after authorities were able to track the mother-daughter pair to Monrovia, Calif., the Contra Costa (Calif.) Times reported. FBI and police investigators were able to locate the two individuals in Monrovia thanks to a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. "They are...
  • Amber Alert Issued at Fort Bragg for Missing 5-Year-Old Girl

    03/04/2010 12:47:56 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 15 replies · 527+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2010 | Fox News
    An Amber Alert has been issued at Fort Bragg for a missing 5-year-old girl, reported. Te'amani LeSha Gerald was reportedly kidnapped from her front yard at 8:15 a.m., reported. She is described as black, 3-feet tall and weighing 50 pounds. She was last seen dressed in a pink Dora the Explorer coat, blue jeans and a black shirt, the Web site reported. Officials believe she might have been taken by Alexis D. Gerald and Phyllis Gerald. Alexis Gerald was described as a black woman, 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes....