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  • Whitmer kidnapping suspect appears to criticize Trump in viral video

    10/10/2020 8:03:18 PM PDT · by familyop · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2020 | Audrey Conklin
    "Trump is not your friend, dude," Caserta appears to say in the video. "And it amazes me that people actually believe that, when he's shown over and over and over again that he's a tyrant."...In another video,...Caserta can be heard saying...voting is the same as "admitting that you believe in the legitimacy of authority, which means you believe in the legitimacy of slavery."...Some of the posts he allegedly shared on Facebook obtained by the Daily Dot display anti-mask rhetoric and coronavirus conspiracy theories.
  • Two Oregon kidnappers arrested in Red Bluff after intense encounter with police

    09/30/2020 1:26:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KRCR ^ | Sunday, September 6th 2020 | Adam Robinson
    Two kidnapping suspects from Oregon were arrested in Red Bluff on Saturday following an intense encounter with police, leaving a suspect and two officers with minor injuries. On Saturday, at 11:09 a.m., officers with the Red Bluff Police Department (RBPD) received information about a kidnapping victim; a 30-year-old man from Oregon. RBPD says the victim was being held for ransom and was being driven to Red Bluff for a cash exchange. The suspect vehicle was found on Adobe Road and officers immediately conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was later identified as David Scott, 45, of Grants...
  • Joe Montana grandchild kidnapping: Female abductor identified as Thai woman

    09/28/2020 4:42:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    Scallywag and Vagabond ^ | 09 28 2020 | Christopher Koulouris
    Sodsai Dalzell Los Angeles based Thai woman accused of kidnapping Joe Montana grandchild at Malibu residence. No known motive. NFL quarterback legend Joe Montana, 64, and his wife have been lauded after intervening during an alleged attempted kidnapping of their 9-month-old grandchild at their home in Malibu, California, Saturday night according to reports. Known for winning four Super Bowl titles and two MVP awards with the San Francisco 49ers, ‘Joe Cool’, found himself confronting the alleged kidnapper, since identified as 39 year old woman, Sodsai P. Dalzell. Montana and his wife, Jennifer, were in their Malibu home when Dalzell entered...
  • Remarks by Attorney General William P. Barr at a Press Conference Announcing the Results of Operation Crystal Shield

    09/11/2020 3:46:17 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    justice.gov ^ | September 10, 2020 | US Attorney General William Barr
    Thank you, Cheri. Good morning everyone and thank you all for coming today.I am here to discuss, this morning, a serious challenge facing law enforcement throughout the country and the DEA’s operation that has been mounted to meet that challenge, and to discuss some of the preliminary results. It relates to drug trafficking, methamphetamine, and the associated violent crime.I’ve always said that the first duty of government is to protect the public safety and that is obviously the department’s top priority. State and local law enforcement has the primary responsibility — they’re really at the front line of protecting...
  • Border Patrol Agents Find Missing Texas Girl Inside Tractor-Trailer at Checkpoint

    09/03/2020 5:24:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    azfamily ^ | Aug 31, 2020 | Emily Van de Riet
    US Border Patrol agents in Laredo, Texas found a missing girl inside a tractor-trailer at the I-35 checkpoint crossing into Mexico. The girl was missing out of Odessa, Texas -- nearly a seven-hour drive north of Laredo where she was found. The girl was not publicly identified, but officials confirmed she is a juvenile. It's unclear how long she had been missing. The Webb County Sheriff's Office took the driver into custody. No further information was available.
  • Chinese Students in Australia Victims of ‘Virtual Kidnapping’ Scams, Millions Already Paid in Ransoms

    07/27/2020 7:58:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/27/2020 | Daniel Teng
    Scammers are capitalising on the fear Chinese people have of the Chinese Communist Party and are trapping international students in New South Wales (NSW) while forcing them to act out fake kidnappings to extort their parents.NSW Police say that in 2020 alone they have had at least eight “virtual kidnappings” reported to them and the scams have netted millions in ransom money.Investigators have been told that fraudsters initially make contact with a victim via phone call. The fraudster speaks Mandarin and claims to represent a “Chinese authority” including personnel from the embassy, consulate, or police in China. The caller...
  • Two New Defendants Charged in Violent Kidnapping of Chinese National Whose Remains Were Found Buried in the Mojave Desert

    07/17/2020 5:54:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 15, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of California
         LOS ANGELES – Two men from the San Gabriel Valley were charged today in federal court for allegedly participating in the kidnapping of Ruochen “Tony” Liao, a Chinese national who was violently abducted from a mall parking lot in San Gabriel two years ago, and whose parents were extorted for $2 million in ransom before Liao died from his injuries.         Anthony Valladares, 28, of Pasadena, and Alexis Ivan Romero Velez, 24, most recently a resident of Azusa, were taken into custody Tuesday during the execution of search warrants by FBI agents and members of the San Gabriel Valley Safe Street...
  • Cops: Man kidnapped 15-year-old girl along Augusta road, raped her at nearby motel

    07/12/2020 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    ajc ^ | 7/10/2020 | Zachary Hansen
    A man was arrested Thursday after being accused of kidnapping, raping and sodomizing a 15-year-old girl in Augusta, according to multiple media reports. Bill Eugene Anderson, 59, is accused of spotting the girl walking along the 200 block of Pleasant Home Road and approaching her in his car, the Augusta Chronicle reported. He told her that he had a gun and demanded that she get into the car, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The report, which was obtained by the Chronicle, said Anderson took the teenager to a nearby motel off Gordon Highway and sexually assault...
  • West Virginia Woman Admits to Willful Retention of Top Secret National Defense Information and International Parental Kidnapping

    07/06/2020 6:10:52 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 21 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 6, 2020 | DOJ
    Elizabeth Jo Shirley, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, has admitted to unlawfully retaining a document containing national defense information and committing international parental kidnapping, the Department of Justice announced.Shirley, 47, pled guilty to one count of “Willful Retention of National Defense Information” and one count of “International Parental Kidnapping.”  Shirley admitted to unlawfully retaining a National Security Agency (NSA) document containing information classified at the TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (TS/SCI) level relating to the national defense that outlines intelligence information regarding a foreign government’s military and political issues.  Shirley also admitted to removing her child, of whom she was the...
  • Make it a law making it a felony (kidnapping) for non-LEOs to stop any vehicle against the owner's will

    06/30/2020 5:51:14 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 45 replies
    Rioting, Looting, stopping cars | 30 June 2020 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Protesters who have stopped cars on highways or anywhere are essentially kidnapping the individuals inside. No difference exists between detaining the person trying to leave a dangerous scene and several individuals holding their arms to keep them there. This should be a felony. If the individual leaves the vehicle to run, then the perpetrators have "stolen" the vehicle. Pass a law to make it felony kidnapping to detain someone in their vehicle without law enforcement authority.
  • FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)

    05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/27/20 | Curt Anderson
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term. **SNIP** According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field...
  • Oliveira charged in Clifton Park NY kidnapping (Released on felony charges, kidnaps, amber alert issued)

    05/11/2020 6:12:59 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 11 replies
    The Daily Gazette ^ | May 9, 2020 | Stephen Williams
    CLIFTON PARK — A dozen criminal charges, including felony kidnapping and burglary, have been filed against the man accused of kidnapping his son from a suburban Clifton Park home early Friday morning, state police said on Saturday. Nivaldo P. Oliveira, 41, who gave police a Clifton Park address, is charged with second-degree kidnapping, first- and second-degree burglary, felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor counts of criminal mischief, menacing, possession of a weapon, petty larceny, and endangering the welfare of a child, police said. He was jailed with a high bail. The criminal mischief charges include one related to preventing an emergency...
  • Joint Statement Marks Seven Year Anniversary of Kidnapping of Aleppo Bishops

    04/24/2020 11:19:27 AM PDT · by lightman · 1 replies
    Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of America ^ | 22 April A.D. 2020 | His Beatitude John X
    Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East​​ ​ Seven Years Since the Kidnapping of the Bishops of Aleppo​ Beloved Brethren and Spiritual Children Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Brothers, we address you with the Pascha greeting, sharing your prayers in your home corners and bending with you the knees of the heart before Christ, who was crucified for our sake, who resurrected from the dead and made us resurrect by His divine Light, wiping away from souls the dust of bitter times and the ashes of desolation...
  • Did Australia’s China paranoia make ‘spy’ Wang Liqiang’s claims too easy to believe?

    12/04/2019 9:03:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 12/04/2019 | John Power
    Would-be defector Wang Liqiang seemed to confirm Australia’s worst fears of Chinese infiltration. The fresh-faced, bespectacled 27-year-old, dubbed the “first Chinese operative to ever blow his cover”, recounted alarming tales of espionage and political sabotage in Australia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Wang recalled meeting with the head of a spy ring operating freely down under, coordinating a “cyber army” to manipulate public opinion during elections in Taiwan, working with a front company charged with infiltrating Hong Kong universities and media, and ordering the kidnapping of one of the five Hong Kong booksellers known to sell titles critical of the leadership...
  • Former Colorado Springs mayoral candidate accused of drugging new mom with cupcake, trying to steal baby

    02/18/2020 8:53:11 AM PST · by simpson96 · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/17/2020 | Staff
    A Washington state woman who unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Colorado Springs in 2019 has been accused of trying to kidnap a three-week-old baby. The 38-year-old who, according to authorities went by several aliases, was released on a $50,000 bond and is expected to be arraigned Tuesday. Juliette Parker and her teenage daughter are suspected of posing as photographers and drugging a new mother to try and steal her infant. Parker was released Sunday afternoon on a $50,000 bond, reports CBS News' Carter Evans. Since her arrest, authorities tell CBS News more than 10 people say Parker came to their...
  • Missing SC 6-Year-Old Faye Swetlik Found Dead

    02/13/2020 11:38:34 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 98 replies
    5 news online ^ | Posted 1:15 pm, February 13, 2020, by TEGNA | by TEGNA
    CAYCE, S.C. — Cayce Department of Public Safety Chief Byron Snellgrove says Faye Swetlik, the 6-year-old girl who’d been missing for days, has been found dead. His voice trembling, Snellgrove said “it is with extremely heavy hearts we announce we have found the body of Faye Marie Swetlik.” He said they are treating this as a homicide. Another man was found dead in the neighborhood as well. At this time, the investigation into that death is just beginning. Snellgrove said there is no danger to the community This is a breaking news update. Other details will be posted soon
  • Two Ohio State football players suspended following rape, kidnapping charges

    02/12/2020 10:56:58 AM PST · by buckalfa · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2020 | Paulina Dedaj
    Two Ohio State football players were arrested Wednesday and accused in the rape and kidnapping of a woman earlier this month at their shared Ohio apartment. Jahsen Wint and Amir Riep, both 21, are facing two felony counts of rape and kidnapping. Columbus police alleged that the pair forced a woman to falsely admit on video that she engaged in consensual sex after being assaulted by the two men on Feb. 4, The Columbus Dispatch reported, citing a police affidavit.
  • Couple chases down car sought in connection with 11-year-old's disappearance; Girl found safe

    01/16/2020 5:20:34 PM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | January 16, 2020
    Charlotte Moccia, of Springfield, was rescued unharmed after she was apparently abducted after getting off the school bus on Wednesday afternoon. The girl was forced into a dark blue Honda at about 1:26 p.m., "not long after she got off her school bus," according to Massachusetts State Police. Authorities issued an Amber Alert and released photos of Charlotte and the car they said was used in the abduction. At around 7:15 p.m., state police began receiving 911 calls from motorists on the Massachusetts Turnpike who had spotted the car near Brimfield, about half an hour from Springfield. Amanda Disley and...
  • QAnon Believer Teamed Up With Conspiracy Theorists to Plot Kidnapping, Police Say

    01/05/2020 6:04:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    MSN ^ | 01/05/20 | Will Sommer
    Colorado mother Cynthia Abcug became an unlikely star on the fringe right last year thanks to a battle with her state’s child-welfare department over custody of her son, which became a cause célčbre among believers of the bizarre pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory. According to a heavily redacted police affidavit, Abcug’s daughter told police that her mom was a committed QAnon believer who had been discussing how “people from the Q-Anon group planned to kidnap” the unnamed person. Abcug had obtained a gun of her own, according to her daughter, and talked about a person or group of people “dying” in...
  • Man and woman accused of murder, kidnapping, theft in multistate crime spree

    12/26/2019 12:55:03 PM PST · by Bon mots · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 21, 2019 | Nicole Acevedo
    Brady Witcher and Brittany McMillan face murder charges in the Dec. 13 killing of Kellie Ann Hughes, 31, whose body was found in a wooded area in Alabama. A man and woman accused of a weeklong crime spree that included murder, kidnapping, stabbings and theft in at least two states were captured in Missouri, authorities said. Brady Witcher, 41, and Brittany McMillan, 28, were arrested in Hazelwood, Missouri, on Thursday on Alabama warrants for kidnapping and capital murder, according to police in Clarksville, Tennessee. The couple were also wanted on Tennessee warrants for aggravated kidnapping as well as theft. McMillan...