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  • Sixty more women and girls reported kidnapped in Nigeria

    10/24/2014 2:06:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 23 October 2014 | David Smith, Africa correspondent
    Doubts grow about government ‘truce’ with Boko Haram after dozens are reportedly abducted and bombing kills five people ___ Sixty women and girls have been kidnapped from two towns in north-east Nigeria, according to reports, dealing a fresh blow to government claims of a truce with the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. Residents of the town of Wagga told Agence France-Presse that suspected Islamist gunmen had gone door-to-door looking for young women and girls and abducted 40 of them. Lazarus Baushe, an elder of the Wagga community, said: “They left 1,500 naira (Ł5.67) and some kola nuts in each home...
  • A question re: Hannah Graham, missing UVA student

    09/29/2014 8:00:50 AM PDT · by ArtDodger · 22 replies
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    Does anyone know of the status of Ms Graham's cell phone?
  • 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.
  • ISIS video featuring captured UK journalist seeks to dispel Western media's manipulated truths

    09/18/2014 9:18:21 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 18 replies
    Lisa Daftari ^ | 09/18/14 | Lisa Daftari
    In a new ISIS video released this morning, abducted British journalist John Cantlie, criticizes the West for its portrayal of the jihadi group and the danger of heading toward “the abyss of another war with the Islamic State.” In a three-minute 20 second clip posted on YouTube called “Lend Me Your Ears,” Cantlie, 43, who formerly worked as a reporter for The Sunday Times, The Sun, and The Sunday Telegraph, is sitting in a dark room in an undisclosed location, where he says he seeks to dispel ‘manipulated truths’ conjured by the Western media regarding the Islamic State. Cantlie, who...
  • Illegals Kidnapping American Citizens

    09/15/2014 10:46:57 AM PDT · by Guido2012 · 16 replies
    Godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 9/13/14 | godfather politics
    Barack Obama’s open border policies have resulted in numerous criminal acts against American citizens. Illegals have shot and killed Americans, including law enforcement agents, robbed, beat, assaulted, raped and now kidnaped America citizens. What happens when the illegals are caught? Very little! Read more at http://godfatherpolitics.com/17048/illegals-kidnapping-americans-us-soil-thanks-obama/#22dCQb6YwiG8ySZG.99
  • Tucson police rescue kidnapped teen and arrest extortion suspects

    09/05/2014 11:26:43 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | September 5, 2014 | Staff
    Tucson police this week rescued a 16-year-old boy they say had been beaten, blindfolded and bound after being kidnapped for ransom because his captors believed he came from a wealthy family. The boy’s family called police Tuesday evening reporting that their son was taken and that his suspected kidnappers were attempting to extort money from them. “For whatever reason the suspects believed that the family, that the father, had a good deal of money,” Tucson police spokesman Sergeant Pete Dugan said. Detectives worked overnight to track the boy down to a house in the city’s south side. They were conducting...
  • Suspect in Shooting/Kidnapping of 17-year-old ID'd by JPD

    08/31/2014 8:40:44 PM PDT · by Lil Flower · 10 replies
    WJTV News Channel 12 ^ | Jacob Kittilstad
    Jackson Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a 17-year-old girl, putting her in a vehicle, and driving away. 19-year-old Dewayne Thompson is wanted by police for aggravated assault, kidnapping, and auto theft. He is considered armed and dangerous. Police say they consider the victim, 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, to be seriously injured.....
  • IDF expands state land in West Bank by 4,000 dunams (988 acres) (Area where teens were kidnapped)

    08/31/2014 4:54:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 23 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/31/2014 | TOVAH LAZAROFF, HERB KEINON, KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    The IDF on Sunday conferred the status of state land on 4,000 dunams in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank, thereby ending the civil administration’s investigation into the possibility that parcels were private Palestinian property. The new designation for an area known as Gevaot, opens the door for settlers to advance plans to build a fifth city in the West Bank on those dunams. There is a 45(day)-period for objections to be raised. The land had previously been listed as survey land, a designation that prevented settlers and the army from moving building plans through the planning system....
  • Hells Angels charges dismissed

    08/17/2014 1:22:01 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 8 replies
    [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kenneth A. Gailliard
    A Georgetown lawyer representing members of the Myrtle Beach Hells Angels said in a statement Friday that more than 100 charges against his clients related to arrests in April 2012, have been dismissed. John M. Hilliard III said his clients were charged in what Horry County Police called Operation Red Harvest, where he said allegations included charges of kidnapping and lynching along with various marijuana-related charges against members of the club. “There was never any credible evidence against any of my clients, a fact that I have repeatedly pointed out to the prosecution since the time of the original arrests,”...
  • Couple arrested in kidnapping of two Amish girls

    08/15/2014 7:41:29 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 August 2014 | Ashley Collman For Mailonline
    A couple has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two Amish girls who went missing Wednesday night from their farm in Upstate New York. Fannie and Delila Miller, ages 12 and 6, reappeared after 24 hours missing when they knocked on a stranger's doorstep 36 miles from their home in Oswegatchie, New York. They have since been reunited with their family. On Friday, local authorities announced the arrests of Stephen Howells II, 39, and 25-year-old Nicole Vaisey. According to the suspects' Facebook accounts, they appear to be a couple.
  • AR:Off Duty Deputy Stops Carjack/Kidnapping

    08/11/2014 5:33:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Justin Wayne Higgins The situation started as a "domestic" call.  The man shot, Justin Wayne Higgins, was only 23 and had a long criminal history.   From tulsaworld.com: Court records indicate Higgins has prior convictions in Muskogee County for methamphetamine possession, first and second-degree burglary, larceny of an automobile and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Higgins had a bench warrant against him for failure to comply with the suspended sentence he received for the drug conviction, records show.  Investigators believe that Higgins had fled the initial call on foot, then carjacked a vehicle to return to the scene...
  • Kibbee was Rotten to the Core

    07/30/2014 2:44:48 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 12 replies
    The Conway Daily Sun ^ | July 29, 2014 | Lloyd Jones
    CONWAY — Former Kennett High classmates of Nathaniel Kibby were not surprised when they learned Monday that he was arrested as a suspect in the alleged kidnapping of Abigail Hernandez, a case that has drawn national attention. They actually remembered Kibby starting a gang while a student at KHS, and some believe he may have been linked to a number of called-in bomb scares during the 1998 school year. One of Kibby's former classmates, Randy Waldron, Class of 1999 at Kennett High, said Kibby tormented him for 20 years. "I don't know Abby Hernandez but I hope and pray this...
  • [Democrat] Utah legislative candidate accused of kidnapping, selling pain medication

    07/28/2014 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 5 replies
    Desert News ^ | July 22 2014 | McKenzie Romero and Pat Reavy
    AMERICAN FORK — A Democratic candidate for the Utah Legislature was charged Monday with aggravated kidnapping. Mark Byrge — a candidate for House District 56 — is also being investigated for allegedly selling pain medications out of his house. Byrge, 33, of American Fork, was charged in 4th District Court with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony; aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and obstructing justice, a second-degree felony. His wife, Tina Byrge, 32, is charged with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony. On June 1, a man went to Byrge's front door and an argument ensued. The fight escalated to the point...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Released Alien from Border Crisis Arrested for Alleged Murder, Kidnapping in Texas

    07/16/2014 10:52:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | July 16, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    LUBBOCK, Texas—An illegal immigrant who was released by U.S. authorities with a Notice to Appear has been arrested for the alleged murder of a woman and kidnapping of children on U.S. soil. The alleged crimes occurred after the man was released. The man, Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas, entered the U.S. illegally with children and turned himself in to U.S. Border Patrol agents. He was processed and released, as are all illegal immigrants who come as unaccompanied minors or incomplete family units from Central America. The alien is from Honduras. The arrest was first reported by the Associated Press (AP), but Breitbart...
  • One of the Murdered Boys Put Up a Fight Source Says [Police botched call for help]

    07/01/2014 7:04:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | July 1st, 2014 | Hana Levi Julian
    Forensic evidence from the bodies shows the boy fought back against his attackers. IDF soldiers waiting near the PA Arab village of Halhul, following the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens murdered by Arab terrorists. IDF soldiers waiting near the PA Arab village of Halhul, following the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teens murdered by Arab terrorists. Photo Credit: Nati Shohat / Flash 90 One of the three boys kidnapped by Arab terrorists on June 12 gave a good accounting of himself and put up a fight before he was murdered, a source said. The source...
  • Huckabee's EXCLUSIVE interview with Justina Pelletier who was abducted by Mass. DCF

    06/28/2014 7:36:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | You tube
    Huckabee has been Justina Pelletier's champion for the mast several months. Justina was abducted by Boston's Children's and Mass DCF on the grounds that her disease was all in her head - somatoform disorder.
  • Netanyahu: Two Kidnapping Terrorist Suspects Identified

    06/26/2014 7:38:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/26/14 | Arutz Sheva TV·
    Video at link
  • 60 females, 31 boys, abducted in Northeast Nigeria

    06/24/2014 3:55:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Haruna Umar, Michelle Faul
    Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday. Security forces denied the kidnappings. Nigeria's government and military have attracted widespread criticism for their slow response to the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped April 15. There was no way to safely and independently confirm the report from Kummabza, 150 kilometers (95 miles) from Maiduguri, capital of Borno state and headquarters of a military state of emergency that has failed to curtail near-daily attacks by Boko Haram fighters. Kummabza resident Aji Khalil said Tuesday the abductions took place...
  • The Shocking Truth About Justina Pelletier’s 16-Month Nightmare

    06/23/2014 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Woodland · 11 replies
    BarbWire ^ | Mat Staver
    Thronged by reporters, supporters, family, and friends, Justina Pelletier returned home Wednesday. Justina’s father, Lou Pelletier, said, “It’s an unbelievably emotional day… I’m still shellshocked. It has been 16 months of torture, but finally justice is being done.” Yet, the joy of Justina’s homecoming is dampened by a harsh reality. This young women has endured a torturous ordeal forced upon her by a powerful state agency that has left her physically and emotionally handicapped.
  • Boy Fakes Kidnapping to Avoid the Dentist

    06/21/2014 11:02:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 20 Jun 2014
    Fear of the dentist can make people do strange things to avoid having their teeth checked including inventing a story that you have been kidnapped, as one boy in France did recently. Police spent a month investigating his tale. The dentist is never the favourite place for children but some youngsters will go to greater lengths than others to avoid having to see one, it seems. One 12-year-old boy in a village in the Alpine village St Gervais even went as far as telling police he had been kidnapped so he wouldn’t have to see the tooth doctor, French paper...
  • IDF Reveals Hamas in Turkey Likely Behind Kidnapping

    06/19/2014 4:40:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 6/19/2014, 8:20 PM | Ari Yashar
    A senior IDF source said Thursday that the search for the three Israeli teens kidnapped by Hamas terrorists last Thursday suggests that Hamas leadership abroad, and particularly in Turkey, is behind the abduction. The source told Walla! that in particular Salah al-Arouri, a Hamas leader living in Turkey, has been a key source behind terror attacks in Judea and Samaria in recent years. Reports last December revealed that Turkey has replaced Iran as the leading financial backer of Hamas since 2012; Turkey is the only NATO member to recognize Hamas. According to the reports, Ankara has hosted a Hamas presence,...
  • 'We will chase down anyone involved, if one hair on boys' heads is damaged,' Bennett says

    06/16/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 16/6/14 | Tovah Lazaroff
    Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday warned the terrorists involved in the kidnapping of the three Israeli teens in the West Bank last week, that if they harm the teens, Israel will chase them down. "Our aim is to bring the boys home," Bennett said. "I say to the terrorists, if one hair on the heads of the three children is damaged, we will chase any person who was involved in the planning, aiding, or execution of this kidnapping, whether he was involved directly or indirectly." Bennett made the remarks outside of the Makor Chaim Yeshiva in Kfar Etzion where...
  • LIVE BLOG: Netanyahu Says three Israeli teens Were Kidnapped by Terrorist Organization

    06/15/2014 2:52:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    hAARETZ ^ | Jun. 15, 2014 | Gili Cohen, Barak Ravid, Chaim Levinson, Yair Ettinger
    The three missing teens are Eyal Yifrah, 19, from Elad, Gil-Ad Shaer, 16, from Talmon and Naftali Frenkel; Hamas says Palestinians should make kidnapping a national issue, use it as leverage.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday that the three teenage yeshiva students missing since Thursday night were kidnapped by terrorists. In his first on-camera statement since Eyal Yifrah, 19, from Elad, Gil-Ad Shaer, 16, from Talmon and Naftali Frenkel, 16, from Nof Ayalon went missing, Netanyahu said he could not elaborate on the search, but that the kidnapping shows the real results of the Hamas-Fatah unity government, and held the...
  • 20 Kidnapped Women: Boko Haram Demands 800 Cows as Ransom

    06/13/2014 5:37:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Vanguard (Nigeria) ^ | June 12, 2014 | Ndahi Marama
    MAIDUGURI—Boko Haram terrorists are reportedly asking for 800 cows as a precondition for the release of the abducted 20 Fulani women. The terrorists demanded that each of the women would be swapped with 20 cows each bringing the total to 800 cows, husbands of the abducted women and other security sources have said. The people of Chibok, including members of the Vigilante Youths denied the abduction of the Fulani women when news of the kidnap first filtered, saying that the only people missing in the area were the 230 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok. The police authorities...
  • BREAKING: Three Yeshiva Students Kidnapped by Terrorists in Judea

    06/13/2014 8:04:37 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 46 replies
    Three Israeli students from the Makor Chaim Yeshiva in the religious kibbutz Kfar Etzion were kidnapped by terrorists on Thursday night. As the students made their way home from the Yeshiva, security forces say they were dragged into a vehicle driven by terrorists that had stopped for them as they waited at a hitchhiking post. Makor Chaim Yeshiva is located between Jerusalem and Hevron in the Judea region. IDF and police forces have been searching in the hours since the kidnapping to try and locate the three young students, while a gag order was placed on the press, due to...
  • Call 911: Mother's desperate note to convenience store clerk that helped her escape abusive 4ft 3in

    05/23/2014 5:20:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | may 21, 2014 | david mccormack
    A registered sex offender and convicted criminal is back behind bars after his girlfriend - terrified for her safety and for her baby - slipped a convenience store clerk a note on Saturday afternoon begging him for help. Mark Valuckas, 36, of Tacoma, Washington, has an extensive criminal record which includes sexual assault, kidnapping, and weapons and drugs charges. His girlfriend, who hasn’t been named, told police that Valuckas had a history of being abusive to her and had even threatened to hurt her child. She claims that Valuckas - who is 4 feet, 3 inches tall - hit her...
  • 15-year-old girl allegedly locked inside abortion facility rescued by pro-lifer

    05/19/2014 11:03:01 AM PDT · by topher · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon May 19, 2014 08:59 EST | Ben Johnson
    BUFFALO, NY, May 19, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An abortion facility allegedly locked a 15-year-old girl in an examining room and expelled her mother from the premises when they changed their minds about going through with an abortion, a nationally prominent pro-life activist has stated. Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood manager who began And Then There Were None as an outreach to other abortion workers, said she and a local pro-life counselor named Cheryl had been in touch with the frightened minor girl by text message. Johnson described the teen as “a 15 year old girl” who “is very swayed...
  • Lamar Smith Calls ICE Release of 36,000 Criminal Immigrants a President-Sanctioned Prison Break

    05/13/2014 11:20:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline May
    Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith reacted harshly to a new report detailing the crimes committed by 36,007 criminal immigrants that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released last year. “This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the President and perpetrated by our own immigration officials. These criminal immigrants should have been deported to ensure that they could never commit crimes on U.S. soil. But instead, ICE officials chose not to detain them and instead released them back onto American streets,” Smith said in a statement Monday.
  • Nigerian schoolgirl who escaped Boko Haram kidnappers says she's still terrified

    05/12/2014 3:59:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Allvoices ^ | 11/5/14 | Veronica S
    One of the schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram kidnappers when they stormed her boarding school April 14 spoke to CNN correspondent Nima Elbagir, who traveled to the dangerous northeastern town of Chipok to talk with the girl. Nigerian authorities say 276 girls were abducted in that raid and that several people were killed in two explosions set off by the Islamic militants. The girl, who asked that her identity, her family or where she lived not be revealed, spoke of her experiences with fear in her eyes and voice. She revealed how she escaped and how despite being safe,...
  • The First Lady Marks Mother's Day and Speaks Out on the Tragic Kidnapping in Nigeria

    05/12/2014 12:06:12 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 20 replies
    THE White House ^ | 5-10-14 | MOOOOOOOShell
    In this week's address, First Lady Michelle Obama honored all mothers on this upcoming Mother's Day and offered her thoughts, prayers and support in the wake of the unconscionable terrorist kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls.
  • Abortionist who said he aborted ‘ugly black babies’ accused of raping 49-year-old woman in his home

    05/09/2014 10:22:25 AM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    LifesiteNews.com ^ | Fri May 09, 2014 08:07 EST | Ben Johnson
    CHARLOTTE, NC, May 9, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A North Carolina abortionist who was caught on video saying he aborts “ugly black babies” has been arrested for allegedly raping and imprisoning a woman inside his Charlotte home. A local woman told police that Dr. Artush “Ron” Virmani lured her to his home on Charlestowne Manor Drive on Wednesday afternoon so they could discuss a business deal, but then raped her and refused to let her leave.
  • 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.
  • Al Qaeda leader urges Muslims to kidnap Westerners

    04/27/2014 10:39:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, April 26, 2014
    Terror chief especially wants Americans to be nabbed. Ayman al-Zawahiri says the victims could then be exchanged for imprisoned terrorists.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...
  • Parents say 234 girls kidnapped from Nigerian school by Islamic extremists, up from 85

    04/21/2014 6:58:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-21-14 | ap
    CHIBOK, Nigeria (AP) — Parents say 234 girls kidnapped from Nigerian school by Islamic extremists, up from 85.
  • Cults In Our Midst: Patty Hearst And The Brainwashing Of America

    04/15/2014 10:50:48 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 5 replies
    Exactly forty years ago Patricia Hearst stunned the nation when she turned up as a bank robber, a mere two months after she was kidnapped by the violent cult that called itself “The Symbionese Liberation Army.” Her astonishing transformation was documented by bank cameras on April 15, 1974.
  • 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.
  • Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest abducted in Crimea

    03/15/2014 12:20:27 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 9 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 03/15/2014 | n/a
    In a serious escalation of tension in Crimea, a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest was kidnapped on Saturday. Sources in Ukraine say Father Mykola Kvych, a pastor and a Ukrainian military chaplain, was abducted by pro-Russian forces after celebrating the liturgy. Reports Saturday evening suggest Father Kvych may have been released, but those reports have not yet been confirmed. “Every abduction is a terrible event for everybody involved,” said Bishop Borys Gudziak, the Eparch of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Eparchy. “It’s a gross violation of human rights and God-given human dignity.” He expressed his grave concern about the repercussions of the...
  • Affidavit: Women were waterboarded, beaten in home (TX)

    03/13/2014 1:47:26 PM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    KXAN ^ | March 13, 2014 | Chris Sadeghi
    “We could tell there were some horrific assaults going on in that house,” said Chief Paul Nelson. An arrest warrant provided new details about the alleged torture of two women that included waterboarding, two-hour long beatings, and forced sex. One of the women, 29-year-old Rebecca Schaller, was found dead inside the home on January 28. When officers responded to the home at 715 Pierce, they said none of the eight adults or six children at the home seemed concerned Rebecca was lying dead on a bedroom couch.
  • Police: 3 Arrested For Burnet Kidnapping That Lasted 1 Year (TX)

    03/12/2014 7:10:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    KEYE ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rachel Kent
    Burnet police say after a two-month investigation they've arrested three people involved in the year-long kidnapping of an adult woman. Police say Charlotte Elaine Arms (pictured left), 45, Thomas Allon Simon (pictured right), 31, and Walker Wayne Shapland, 24, have been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a family member, both first degree felonies, and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury on a family member, a second degree felony. And more sick gory details at http://kxan.com/2014/03/12/affidavit-women-were-waterboarded-sexually-assaulted-in-home/ - According to the sister’s statement to police, Arms and Shapland would abuse the two sisters, using...
  • Taco Restaurant Employee Hailed As Hero For Stopping Kidnapping

    03/07/2014 12:40:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Families in Westchester said they are breathing a sigh of relief following a kidnap attempt Wednesday. The families are crediting an employee of T2 Tacos, a restaurant in the 7100 block of Manchester Drive, for being the hero who stopped the kidnap attempt. Residents told KCAL9′s Brittney Hopper that a nanny was walking with a 4-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon — in broad daylight — when a man attempted to steal the child. The employee — a man named Jesus Delgado – intervened, stopped the man and held him until authorities arrived. (The suspect has been arrested and charged with kidnapping.)...
  • Campbell sheriff: Teen kills attempted abductor

    03/04/2014 3:34:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    kgwn.tv ^ | 21 February, 2014 | AP
    Gillette, WY (AP) - Campbell County sheriff's officials say a 15-year-old boy fatally shot a man who was trying to abduct a woman in Wright.
  • Taco stand worker saves little boy from kidnapper

    03/03/2014 12:47:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 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...
  • Body of missing Missouri girl found in home of elementary school coach: police

    02/20/2014 8:20:10 AM PST · by Bubba_Leroy · 99 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 19, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    A Missouri grade school coach has been charged in the murder and kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl whose suspected body was found in his basement with what police said was a gunshot wound to the head. Craig Wood, a football coach and teacher's aide at Springfield's Pleasant View K-8 School, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of Hailey Owens, whose body police believe was found in a storage bin. The little girl was last seen walking just a block from her home at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday when a terrified couple called 911 to report her seen being...
  • Breaking News: Police arrest man on suspicion of murder of missing girl

    02/19/2014 6:10:29 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 57 replies
    KSPR ^ | Feb 19th | N/A
    Police worked a crime scene all night at 1538 E. Stanford St. as they investigated the kidnapping and murder of 10-year-old Hailey Owens. She was taken from the 3200 block of West Lombard Street as she walked from a friend's home to her home two blocks away late Tuesday afternoon.
  • (South Texas:)Kidnapping victim, father testify against alleged ringleader

    01/22/2014 3:05:43 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 3 replies
    KGBT ^ | Jan. 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Espinosa
    Testimony heated up during the second day of a federal trial for the alleged mastermind behind a kidnapping on the UTPA campus. Miguel Angel Navarro is accused of planning the kidnapping of 27-year-old Ana Elizondo from a parking lot. Kidnapping victim Ana Elizondo was the first witness to take the stand on Wednesday morning. Elizondo relived the horrifying experience after being kidnapped from a parking lot on the University of Texas Pan American campus in Edinburg. She recalled how she saw one of her kidnappers praying ot the Santa Muerte, a cult figure followed by some criminals. Her father Jorge...
  • Al Qaeda Growing Rich Off Ransom Payments

    12/22/2013 2:53:12 PM PST · by Innovative · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Dec 22, 2013 | Jamie Dettmer
    As the British government urges the UN to crack down on ransoms to terrorist groups, jihadists in the Maghreb are upping their hostage prices. In the past three years, jihadists groups linked to al-Qaeda and other radicals have raked in at least $70 million in ransom money—and with each year, the average financial demand from abductors has jumped, according to the British Foreign Office.
  • ‘It’s Kidnapping’: Hospital Takes Custody of Teen Because Her Parents Were ‘Too Active in Pursuing’

    11/20/2013 4:04:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | november 20, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    A 15-year-old is stuck in a Boston hospital after the medical facility took custody of her when her parents argued against her diagnosis. For the last nine months, Justina Pelletier has been sneaking messages to her parents in Connecticut through folded origami notes. “It is kidnapping,” Lou Pelletier, the girl’s father, told WTIC-TV. The local news station investigated the case, for which a judge later issued a gag order, and has the background leading up to the ongoing custody battle:
  • French hostage 'escaped' captors in Nigeria

    11/17/2013 8:56:47 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    France 24 ^ | 17/11/2013
    A French hostage held in Nigeria managed to escape on Saturday while his captors, Islamist militants from the Ansaru group, were praying. Francis Collomp, 63, is due to brought home to Paris by France’s Foreign minister later on Sunday. French hostage Francis Collomp, 63, escaped his captors in Nigeria, the office of President François Hollande said in a statement on Sunday. Collomp had been held since being abducted by the Ansaru Islamist group on December 19, 2012. FRANCE 24’s correspondent in Nigeria, Aminu Abubacar, reported that there were no military operation involved and that Collomp managed to escape entirely on...
  • US Indicts 4 Colombia ELN Rebels for 2000 Kidnapping

    11/13/2013 1:45:17 AM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies
    LATIN AMERICA HERALD TRIBUNE ^ | November 8, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON – Four members of a violent guerilla organization were indicted on Friday on conspiracy and hostage-taking charges stemming from the kidnapping of more than 60 people in Colombia in 2000, including three United States nationals."
  • Family Of Kidnapped Louisiana Woman Bethany Arceneaux Kill Her Captor

    11/09/2013 3:07:39 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 63 replies
    opposing views.com ^ | 11/9/2013 | Allison Geller
    The family of a kidnapped woman in Duson, La., Bethany Arceneaux, took justice into their own hands Friday when they rescued Arceneaux from her captor, Scott Thomas, killing Thomas in the scuffle that ensued. Arceneaux, 29, was kidnapped on Wednesday from a child-care center parking lot by Thomas, 29, the father of her son, reported The Advertiser. Their two-year-old son was in her car at the time, and was not harmed. Arceneaux’s family received a tip that she was being kept in an abandoned house nearby. As law enforcement had not yet acted, a half dozen family members assembled at...