“Battered and bruised, but alive,” Hemet PD rescues N. Hollywood kidnap victim, arrests murder suspect

HEMET, Calif. — Authorities say a 37-year-old man who was wanted on suspicion of fatally shooting a man during the June 6th kidnapping of a North Hollywood woman was arrested during a traffic stop in Hemet Tuesday afternoon, June 8th. The victim who was fatally shot had attempted to intervene during the woman’s kidnapping, according to the Los Angeles Police […]

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Kidnapped, viciously beaten and knocked unconscious, elderly man robbed of casino winnings

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say a felon, who was already on probation for prior theft convictions, was arrested again after he allegedly beat an elderly man unconscious and robbed him of “a substantial amount of money” he had just won at the Win River Casino in Redding earlier today, Saturday, May 15. Today’s robbery was the second such incident involving […]

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Sought after attempted kidnapping, wanted felon fatally shot in Corona

CORONA, Calif. — Authorities say a wanted felon who was being sought in connection with an assault with a firearm and attempted kidnapping the night before was fatally shot when officials from multiple agencies attempted to arrest him Friday evening, April 2. The deadly shooting, which occurred during a surveillance operation, happened at the Welcome Inn at 1248 West Sixth […]

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Kidnapped from Hemet and dumped in Lake Elsinore, woman safe, man arrested

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Out of jail on bail from other recent alleged crimes, a Lake Elsinore man was arrested again after deputies say he kidnapped a woman from the Hemet area Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 9. Authorities say the suspect eventually forced the victim out of his car in Lake Elsinore and stole her purse before driving off. LEADING THE […]

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Violent Anderson incident leads to carjack and kidnap charges

UPDATED: Tuesday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m., With additional details from victim. ANDERSON, Calif. — Authorities say a “heavily intoxicated” felon on probation was arrested after allegedly beating his girlfriend and then taking her car – with her five-year-old son inside it – during a roadside incident Friday evening, Nov. 20. Although responding Anderson police officers quickly located the victim’s vehicle […]

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Car stolen with toddler inside found in Cathedral City field

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. — Authorities say a convicted felon, already on probation for an earlier vehicle theft conviction, was arrested after allegedly stealing a car with a young child inside it late Sunday evening, Oct. 11. Although the child was initially described as being one-year-old, the victim’s mother, Daisy Rios, later confirmed the kidnapped child was actually two-years-old. The […]

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Kidnapping, carjacking leads to Redding man’s arrest

REDDING, Calif. — Authorities say a man who carjacked and kidnapped a Redding man at knife-point from the Bonnyview Boat Ramp in Redding was apprehended late last night, Thursday, Oct. 8. The alleged suspect, Justin Kenyon, 32, of Redding, was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment, and possession of methamphetamine. Jail records indicate he remains in custody in lieu […]

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SJ car theft with child inside leads to kidnapping charges

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Authorities say a woman who stole a car with a five-year-old boy inside it in San Jacinto was arrested and has been charged with kidnapping, car theft and child endangerment, Thursday afternoon, July 23. The child managed to escape from the vehicle uninjured and was later reunited with his mother after the car was stolen from […]

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Perris kidnapping leads to armed standoff, SWAT call-out – Felon arrested

PERRIS, Calif. — Authorities say a Moreno Valley felon who allegedly kidnapped a woman was arrested in Perris after an hours-long, armed standoff early yesterday morning, Tuesday, July 7. The woman who was reportedly kidnapped was eventually rescued from a vehicle she was being held against her will in by the suspect; and deputies later recovered firearms, ammunition, extended high-capacity […]

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UPDATE: Kidnapped from Jurupa Valley, woman found safe – Suspect in custody

UPDATED: Sunday, Feb. 2, 3:45 p.m. See Original Story below. JURUPA VALLEY — Officials yesterday announced they successfully located a woman who had been kidnapped from Jurupa Valley last Saturday, Jan 25. The victim, 46-year-old Jennifer Martinez – who has since been safely returned to her family, had been missing since a man was seen leading her away from her […]

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