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  • San Jose: Video shows mystery suspect in triple homicide at Mexicali Club

    03/08/2011 6:33:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 2 replies ^ | 03/08/2011 | Sean Webby
    Hoping for public help to bring to justice fugitives behind one of San Jose's bloodiest crimes, police Tuesday released a graphic video captured by security cameras at the Mexicali Club earlier this year during a deadly kidnap attempt. The bar invasion left three dead, one badly wounded and the getaway driver and a mystery man in a bulletproof vest on the run. The video shows an unidentified suspect grappling with the owner of the bar as he attempts to yank him at gunpoint from the club into a waiting SUV. Toward the end of the video, the club owner --...
  • Former FBI agent missing in Iran still alive: Clinton

    03/03/2011 8:36:42 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 03/03/11
    Former FBI agent missing in Iran still alive: Clinton WASHINGTON, March 3 (Xinhua) -- U.S. has received indications recently that a former FBI agent who disappeared when visiting Iran four years ago is still alive, said U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton on Thursday. Clinton said in a statement that the U.S. citizen, named Bob Levinson, is now being held "somewhere in southeast Asia." "We respectfully request the Iranian government to undertake humanitarian efforts to safely return and reunite Bob with his family," she said, adding that the U.S. would appreciate the Iranian government's efforts in this regard. Bob Levinson, an...
  • Trenton duct-tape kidnap suspect's bail doubled

    03/01/2011 7:40:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    The Trentonian ^ | March 01, 2011 | Artemis Coughlan
    TRENTON - Bail for an illegal alien from Guatemala accused of kidnapping, duct taping and robbing a woman was nearly doubled today by a Mercer County Superior Court judge. An illegal immigrant detainer was placed on Sergio Sarceno Cano, 30, who was charged with kidnapping, terroristic threats, criminal restraint, theft and weapons offenses for the Feb. 21 alleged assault, said Assistant Prosecutor Skylar Weissman. Cano allegedly kidnapped the victim from her Hamilton home, bound her arms, legs and mouth with duct tape and moved her around various places in the township against her will, the prosecutor said. “He taped her...
  • More than 11,000 migrants kidnapped in Mexico

    02/22/2011 7:32:38 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 22, 2011 | associated press
    MEXICO CITY – At least 11,333 migrants were kidnapped in Mexico during a six-month span of 2010
  • Man Kidnapped, Killed Blind Woman (Detroit)

    02/07/2011 7:13:22 PM PST · by libh8er · 17 replies
    ClickOnDetroit ^ | 2.7.2012
    DETROIT -- Police said a Detroit man is charged with kidnapping and murdering his blind girlfriend. Gregory Harris, 52, kidnapped and murdered his girlfriend, Zilphia Craig, who was blind, police said. Relatives found Craig's apartment ransacked with traces of blood, police said. Craig's body was found last week. Police said Craig's relatives suspected Harris was involved. He was Craig's boyfriend, police said. Harris was charged Monday with second degree murder, kidnapping and as a habitual offender, police said.
  • Ex-nanny jailed in ransom demand case

    01/29/2011 3:36:14 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | Jan. 29, 2011 | MIKE GLENN
    A southwest Houston former nanny is in custody after police said she demanded money for the safe return of a boy she once looked after. On Jan. 7, officials at the boy's school called Jessica Guerra Quesada, 33, because classes had ended early that day and they were unable to reach his mother, according to the criminal complaint filed against Quesada. Although she was no longer the boy's nanny, Quesada was still listed in school records as the emergency contact. A school employee even brought the 5-year-old boy to Quesada's apartment in the 1300 block of Wilcrest because she didn't...
  • Man suspected of kidnapping 3-year-old in San Bernardino County arrested in Mexico

    01/14/2011 2:40:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 14, 2011 | Nardine Saad
    A man suspected of kidnapping a 3-year-old boy from his home in San Bernardino County and fleeing with him to Mexico has been arrested by Guadalajara authorities, FBI officials said Friday. Israel Ledesma-Moreno, 29, was taken into custody Thursday after law enforcement officials issued a warrant for his arrest and tracked him to the area where he had been living, said Laura Eimiller, an FBI spokeswoman in Los Angeles. Ledesma-Moreno, originally from Guadalajara, faces state charges for kidnapping Briant Rodriguez and six counts of home invasion robbery, according to the 2009 complaint filed by the San Bernardino District Attorney’s office....
  • (South Texas:)Attempted kidnapping suspect recovering from bullet wounds

    01/04/2011 12:36:53 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 20 replies
    The Monitor ^ | January 04, 2011 | Neal Morton
    NEAR MISSION -- Hidalgo County Sheriff's deputies are keeping watch at McAllen Medical Center until a suspect in an attempted kidnapping case recovers from surgery for two gunshot wounds. A 49-year-old man north of Mission told authorities he shot at least one of three men who allegedly tried to kidnap him outside of his home Monday night. But when the unidentified suspect arrived at the hospital not long after that incident, he told authorities two children shot him near 29th Street and Nolana Road in McAllen. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office reported the McAllen Police Department recorded no such event...
  • Arizona lawmaker set to ramp up fight against illegals

    12/29/2010 4:35:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies · 4+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 29, 2010 | Valerie Richardson
    Arizona took a public-relations punch to the gut after passing the nation's toughest anti-illegal-immigration law earlier this year, but anyone who thinks (or hopes) the state Legislature will lower its profile on the border-security issue in 2011 likely will be disappointed. The state is positioned like never before to expand its efforts to combat illegal immigration. The November election saw Republican Jan Brewer elected to a second term as governor, largely on the strength of her decision to sign the headline-making law, while the Republican Party added to its already sizable majorities in the state House and Senate. Most significantly...
  • 4 life terms for using girl as sex slave

    12/11/2010 4:22:37 PM PST · by Racehorse · 28 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11 December 2010 | Craig Kapitan
    It took jurors about 45 minutes of deliberation Friday to sentence an alleged crack cocaine dealer to four life sentences — one of which has no possibility of parole — for the kidnapping, rape and forced prostitution of a 13-year-old. Juan Moreno, 45, stood silently as state District Judge Ron Rangel read the sentences. Moreno had faced between 25 years and life in prison without parole for super aggravated sexual assault of a child and between 15 years and life in prison for aggravated kidnapping. The other two convictions, human trafficking and compelling prostitution, are generally second-degree felonies with maximum...
  • Elizabeth Smart defendant suffers seizure in court

    11/30/2010 9:04:28 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/30/2010 | Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY — The former street preacher charged with kidnapping and assaulting Elizabeth Smart suffered an apparent seizure in the courtroom Tuesday
  • Woman Escapes From Kidnappers in Central Texas

    11/17/2010 1:49:24 PM PST · by NorwegianViking · 25 replies
    KWTX News ^ | Nov. 17, 2010 | Lauren Westbrook
    HILL COUNTY (November 17, 2010)—One man was in custody Wednesday in Hill County and local and federal authorities were looking for two others after a woman who was kidnapped Tuesday from her home in Fort Worth managed to free herself and escape from her abductors at a campsite where she was being held. The woman, who’s in her 30s, but whose name and exact age weren’t released Wednesday, was abducted at around noon Tuesday from her home in Fort Worth by three Hispanic men, authorities said. The kidnappers left the woman’s 4-year-old child alone in the house. The woman’s husband...
  • FBI: Man long declared dead arrested in kidnapping (murder of 12 year old girl)

    11/15/2010 5:52:56 PM PST · by Racehorse · 6 replies
    On paper he was deceased, legally declared dead 16 years ago. In reality, Thomas Steven Sanders had lived openly for years without anyone noticing that fact — until his weekend arrest on suspicion of kidnapping a Las Vegas girl who recently turned up dead. Sanders was arrested Sunday at a Gulfport, Miss. truck stop after a massive nationwide manhunt and charged with kidnapping 12-year-old Lexis Roberts, whose body was found last month in Louisiana, the FBI said. The girl's mother, 31-year-old Suellen Roberts is missing and feared dead in a bizarre case that leaves many wondering how a legally dead...
  • Teen not getting new trial in attempted rape case [Lds - Open]

    11/09/2010 2:07:10 AM PST · by Colofornian · 29 replies
    Provo Daily Herald ^ | Oct. 30, 2010 | Heidi Toth
    PROVO -- A 19-year-old Cedar Hills man found guilty of two first-degree felony sex crimes will not be getting a new trial. Sergey Tyler Millett was in court Friday as his attorneys debated new evidence that had arisen since his trial in April as well as the possibility of a new trial. The evidence seemed to indicate that the 15-year-old victim in the case was somehow coerced to give statements to the police regarding the relationship she'd had with Millett when she was 14 and he was 18. However, defense attorney Barbara Gonzales withdrew her motion for a new trial...
  • ...Haiti Kidnapping Update

    10/20/2010 11:45:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies
    SNIPPET - quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Haiti Kidnapping Update CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Americas - Haiti 19 Oct 2010 The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is issuing this Warden Message to alert U.S. citizens that with 2 recent kidnappings over the last week, the incidence of kidnappings of American citizens in Haiti has reached a total of 9 cases so far in calendar year 2010. The incidence of kidnapping in Haiti has diminished from its peak in 2006 when 60 U.S. citizens were reported kidnapped. In 2007, there were 29 reported...
  • Schwarzenegger calls good Samaritan 'true action hero' (saved little girl)

    10/07/2010 6:23:48 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | October 6, 2010
    Accolades for the good Samaritan who rescued an abducted girl continued to roll in Thursday as California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called Victor Perez a "true action hero." The city of Fresno proclaimed the day "Victor Perez Day" and sponsored the visit from Schwarzenegger, who said the abduction of the girl, 8, "had a great and heroic end." Early Tuesday, Perez, 29, chased after a vehicle carrying the girl, who had been sexually assaulted hours earlier. "Thank you for stepping in and never even thinking twice," Mayor Ashley Swearengin told Perez, a father of two boys. Perez has been on a...
  • Somali Family Laments Kidnapping of Christian Girl

    10/07/2010 1:02:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | October 6, 2010 | Dan Wooding
    Note: Photo included. NOTE The following text is a quote: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Somali Family Laments Kidnapping of Christian Girl Islamist extremist insurgents abducted 15-year-old nearly eight months ago By Dan Wooding Founder of ASSIST Ministries MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (ANS) -- Compass Direct News (CDN) is reporting that an underground Christian family from central Somalia is agonizing over the kidnapping of their daughter nearly eight months ago by Islamic militants bent on punishing those who leave Islam. Al Shabaab gunmen in Somalia Ghelle Hassan Aded told Compass that he has not seen his 15-year-old daughter, Anab Ghelle Hassan, since Islamic...
  • Abducted Girl's Hero Describes Car Chase Rescue

    10/06/2010 10:55:54 AM PDT · by AuntB · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | Oct. 6, 2010 | CBS
    It was a car chase that lead to a little girl's freedom. And now an unemployed construction worker is being called a hero. The little girl was playing with friends outside a home on Monday evening when she was approached by a stranger driving a 1975 Chevy pickup truck. Dyer told reporters, "He grabbed her and forced her into the pickup through the driver's door and sped off." Perez saw that video on the news, and when he left his home, he saw that truck -- and decided to follow it, cutting it off not once -- but several times....
  • Expert: Mexico's Kidnapping Industry So Lucrative It Won't End

    10/05/2010 9:46:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    LATIN AMERICA HERALD TRIBUNE ^ | October 4, 2010 | Juan Ramon Pena
    Mexico SNIPPET: "MEXICO CITY – Kidnapping, one of the crimes that concerns Mexicans the most, is such a lucrative industry for criminals and police that there is little likelihood of seeing it reduced, journalist and writer Humberto Padgett says in his new book “Jauria.” “Everybody makes money, except the family that sees its daily life fatally interrupted,” the journalist, who spent two years investigating kidnappers and police, as well as speaking with victims, said. Nearly three kidnappings per day, according to official figures, are committed in Mexico. A total of 1,181 kidnapping cases were reported last year, up 40 percent...
  • 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...