COLUSA, CA — Here’s a nice lesson for some of you parents out there: Never abduct a teenager to make him apologize for making your kid cry. A couple in California did it, and now they are facing kidnapping and false imprisonment charges.
Frances Sanapaw says her 13-year-old son, Nicholas, was playing near the river at Memorial Grove park with several other kids when he “accidentally” hurt the 6-year-old son of Rebecca and Jose Molina, making the young boy cry.
Witnesses say Rebecca Molina was not pleased with this. She reportedly snatched Nicholas by the shirt and started punching him before leaving the park to get her husband. When she and Jose returned, they chased Nicholas down and forced him into their minivan.
They then drove the teen to their home and forced him inside where they made him get on his knees and apologize to their 6-year-old for upsetting him. That’s about the time police showed up and took the couple into custody.
Rebecca and Jose are now in jail on kidnapping, false imprisonment and child cruelty charges.…Continue Reading
PORTLAND, OR- Two of the four teens we reported on earlier this year have been sentenced to prison after beating a 16-year-old boy and carving a swastika into his face.
Back in February, 15-year-old Jenna Montgomery lured Dustyn Murrain into a shed during a snowstorm. Waiting inside the shed where Blue Kalmbach, 15; Jess Taylor, 17; and Shane Connell, 14.
According to the initial reports, the three teens struck Murrain in the head with a crowbar, shot him in the chest, groin and index finger with a bb gun, forced him to swallow a cat turd, and then carved a swastika into his forehead. All four teens were quickly arrested after Murrain ran from the shed and called for help from a nearby service station.
Montgomery, Kalmbach, Taylor, and 14-year-old Shane Connell were arrested and charged with second-degree assault, first-degree kidnapping, criminal conspiracy to commit first-degree kidnapping and first-degree robbery.
The teens told police the motive was retaliation for Murrain’s bullying, but this was later called into question after several comments on news articles stated Murrain hadn’t lived in the area long and considered the teens his friends.…Continue Reading
The investigation started Tuesday evening, after officers were called to a North Portland home on a report of a sexual assault.
Police learned that the alleged rapist, later identified as 34-year-old Willie Johnson, sexually assaulted his 82-year-old grandmother and his 49-year-old uncle, before fleeing the home.
Johnson managed to evade police and a K9 unit for a few hours, but was picked up at a McDonald’s Wednesday morning.
After an overnight stay at the hospital for some bullshit medical drama, Johnson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail. He is now facing charges of first-degree attempted rape, first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, two counts of first-degree sex abuse, first-degree kidnapping and fourth-degree assault. His sex offender status apparently stems from a first-degree rape conviction.
Grandma was treated at the hospital and released, and both she and the uncle are said to be doing fine. Physically, anyway.…Continue Reading
LAS CRUCES, NM – I totally missed this story last week but what the hell – I like it. Gabriel Garcia is facing a slew of serious charges after the woman he allegedly held against her will was able to escape after his pit bull turned on him.
The 26-year-old woman told police she met Garcia at a party where he stole her car keys. He later messaged her via Facebook about returning the keys and the two arranged a time to meet.
Garcia picked the woman up, purchased some alcohol and took her to his home. When the woman asked for her keys and a ride back home, Garcia refused to do either and began making sexual advances towards her. That’s when she called 911.
When Garcia realized she was on the phone with 911, he pushed her down a flight of stairs before siccing his pit bull on the woman. But instead of attacking the woman, the dog attacked Garcia, biting him in the upper arm.
Now extremely angry, Garcia grabbed a hammer and dragged the woman into his bedroom by her hair.…Continue Reading
SEATTLE, WA – Jesse Brisbin, a 30-year-old child molester, got his ass beat after he tried kidnapping a 6-year-old girl from a Seattle park.
The girl was playing with her sibling at Benefit Park when Brisbin, a twice-convicted child molester, tied a shirt around the girl’s head and told her he was going to “take the poison out of her” and began dragging her out of the park.
She was able to break free and a group of 20 people – including the child’s father and two of his friends – chased after Brisbin as he fled the scene and surrounded him. The girl’s father reportedly made Brisbin use his own cell phone to call 911 and report what he’d done.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found Brisbin on the ground getting his ass kicked by the child’s father and his friends. The beating started after Brisbin reportedly tried attacking one of the men after he was confronted. (*wink*)
Police arrested Brisbin placed him in the King County Jail on suspicion of kidnapping charges.…Continue Reading
SPRINGFIELD, MO – Police have arrested and charged 45-year-old Craig Wood with the abduction and murder of Hailey Owens, the 10-year-old abducted in broad daylight as she walked home from a friend’s house Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called after a couple watched a tan Ford Ranger stop near Owen as she walked down the street and heard the driver ask her for directions. Owens took a step or two toward the truck before the male driver lunged out of the truck, grabbed Owens with his left hand and threw her into the truck “like a rag doll” before fleeing the scene.
Other neighbors chased after the truck, but were unable to stop him. Luckily, the couple were able to give police a detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle, including the exact license plate number. This helped police quickly determine the truck was owned by Jim and Regina Wood, who told them the truck was driven by their son, 45-year-old Craig Wood.
When detectives arrived at Craig Wood’s home a few hours after Owens’ abduction, he drove up in the truck police were looking for and tossed a roll of duct tape in the bed of the truck as he got out.…Continue Reading
According to police, Travis Schelling thought other men were sending direct messages to his girlfriend on Facebook anytime one of her friend’s posts popped up on her feed. And every time he read one of those messages, he hit her. In addition to the hitting, police say, Schelling also violently shook the woman by her hair, ripping it out in clumps. It is believed that Schelling also sexually assaulted her.
Police say he held his girlfriend captive from about 11:30 Friday night to 3:00 Saturday morning, threatening to kill her, her family and her friends if she dared alert authorities. The woman finally convinced Schelling that she wasn’t going to tell, and he released her at about noon on Saturday.
Police said the victim had bruising on her face, arms, legs and a cut and swollen lip when she reported the incident.
Schelling has been booked on charges of kidnapping, sexual abuse, aggravated assault, threatening and intimidation.…Continue Reading
PORTLAND, OR – Four teens are looking at some serious charges after being accused of kidnapping and torturing one of their classmates.
Police say during a snowstorm on February 10, Jenna Montgomery, 15, lured 16-year-old Dustin Murrain into a shed behind a house. Murrain told police he had met Montgomery earlier that day at David Douglas High School, where they both attended school.
According to Murrain’s account, once he walked into the shed he encountered three teen boys and realized he had fallen for one of the oldest tricks in the book.
First he was struck in the head with a crowbar before being ordered to take off his shirt. Then 15-year-old Blue Kalmbach allegedly shot Murrain in the chest, groin and index finger with a BB gun. Kalmbach then carved a swastika into Murrain’s forehead with a box-cutter and forced Murrain to eat cat shit.
After having his iPod stolen, Murrain escaped the shed and fled to a nearby auto service shop for help. Police were called and Murrain was taken to OHSU Hospital for treatment.…Continue Reading
CANTON, OH – Police have arrested 20-year old Jeremy Joseph and a 16-year old, accusing them of kidnapping a Papa John’s delivery driver and raping her.
Canton Police say the men kidnapped the 20-year-old delivery driver at gunpoint Monday night and forced her into the trunk of her vehicle.
They then drove her to a secluded area where both men raped her. The only good news is that after the men were through with her, they did not kill her. Instead, they left her at the location naked.
The men were unable to drive away as they had gotten the woman’s car stuck in the mud. A passerby noticed the woman and took her to her house where she gave the victim some clothes and took her to the hospital.
Police were already headed to the area after neighbors called to report a suspicious vehicle. Detectives, along with the FBI Task Force, started their investigation and arrested both men at a home a few hours later.
Jeremy Joseph and the 16-year old have been charged with kidnapping, rape and aggravated robbery. …Continue Reading
MOORHEAD, MN — A vampire obsessed truck driver has been accused of kidnapping a 19-year-old relative and holding her hostage inside his semi for six months.
Timothy Vafeades, 53, owns and operates Twilight Express Trucking out of Utah. Last week he was stopped at a weigh station in Minnesota for a routine check when it was discovered he had some issues with his log book.
While doing a bit more checking, a state trooper found that Vafeades also had a problem stemming from a protection order that barred him from being with the 19-year-old female currently sitting in his truck, sporting a black eye.
When questioned, the girl told investigators Vafeades had kidnapped her and had been holding her captive for the last six months. She said it all started when she made contact with Vafeades with the hopes of building a relationship with him, and helping him run his trucking company. So in May, she left Florida and met him in Salt Lake City.
The first night there, she said she woke up to find Vafeades performing a sex act on her.…Continue Reading
ROCKLEDGE, FL – Police say a 36-year-old man brutally beat his stepmother before stuffing her into the trunk of his car.
There are no details regarding what prompted the beating, but the 57-year-old woman told police Thomas Youngman beat her head and face, slammed her head on the garage floor, stuffed her in the trunk of his car and informed her he was going to kill her.
She said Youngman began to drive off, but stopped to open the trunk and take away her cell phone. He then pulled her out of the trunk by her hair and began beating her again. Somehow she was able to escape and run to a neighbor’s for help as Youngman fled the scene.
The woman was taken to the hospital and Youngman was arrested later after he returned home. He was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with great bodily harm, kidnapping, and resisting a law enforcement official without violence.
This isn’t the first time Youngman has been accused of assaulting his stepmom.…Continue Reading
NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Four rather inventive, albeit clueless, people in California were arrested and accused of kidnapping a man and going medieval on his ass. The kidnappers allegedly used a blowtorch on the victim before chopping off his penis in an attempt to make the man reveal the location of money they erroneously believed he’d buried in the desert.
According to prosecutors, the unidentified victim is a prosperous medical marijuana dispensary owner who took some of his pot suppliers, including Kyle Handley (pictured), on a pricey Las Vegas trip last year. After returning from the trip, Handley allegedly told friends that the victim was loaded, setting into motion a scheme to kidnap and rob the man.
Four weeks prior to the kidnapping, the dick-snippers started following the dispensary owner during his frequent trips into the desert outside of Palm Springs. The four had it in their heads that their target was driving there “to bury large amounts of cash,” according to the statement. In actuality, he was making the trips to the desert to discuss a possible investment deal.…Continue Reading
AURORA, CO – A 26-year-old man in Colorado is behind bars after police say he kidnapped an 8-year-old girl from her bedroom window last week.
Police say last Monday, at around midnight, John Snorsky Jr. removed a screen from the bedroom window of an 8-year-old girl and then pulled the girl out of her house. The girl struggled and screamed as she was carried into an alley behind her home. She was able to escape and run to her father who had been woken up by his daughter’s cries for help.
Snorsky fled the scene when the girl’s father tried confronting him, but between the father noticing a newer model Mercedes in the area that night, along with the girl’s description of the man who kidnapped her, police were able to quickly identify Snorsky as a possible suspect. Within hours, he was arrested on an unrelated felony parole violation. Turns out Snorsky was already in some trouble after giving a false report to a pawn broker back in September.
On Friday, detectives say they’d gathered enough evidence to charge Snorsky with first- and second-degree burglary and second-degree kidnapping.…Continue Reading
UMATILLA, FL – Florida police say a man kidnapped a 14-year-old girl, strangled her and drove over her with his SUV after she refused to have sex with him for money.
According to police, Adrian Mendez became angry when the teen refused his $200 offer for sex. Not taking no for an answer, Mendez pulled the teen into his Ford Explorer by her hair, then strangled her until she lost consciousness.
About 90 minutes later, someone watched as Mendez intentionally backed over the girl with his vehicle and then sped forward, spinning the tires on her body.
“He was on top of her with the vehicle. And I started screaming at him. He backed up, he literally backed up and hit her again and he went to take off because he heard us screaming at him,” said Shane Green, who had been outside barbecuing. “He hit his brakes and was spinning his tires on top of that little girl.”
When police arrived on the scene, they found the girl on the side of the road. …Continue Reading
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS – A man recently released from prison after setting his dead fiancee on fire, now stands accused of brutally attacking a woman.
Mark Rice was just released from jail in March, but now he’s back in custody on charges of kidnapping, sexual battery and aggravated assault. He’s accused of beating a woman so badly that Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan called the attack one of the most heinous attacks he has dealt with in Hancock County.
“She suffered injuries to her face. She suffered injuries to her throat; He attempted to strangle her with the electric cord attached to a lamp,” Grannan said. “She suffered injuries to her buttocks area and back side as a result of a sexual attack.”
The unidentified woman was found by a roommate who had returned home to find the victim bound with duct tape and electrical ties. Unlike idiots in the movies, this person did not go into the house and investigate, but rather ran out of the house and called 911.…Continue Reading
Dallas, TX – Two teenagers checking out an attractive woman in the car next to them helped save her from a kidnapper after she mouthed the words, “Help me” at the teens.
Aaron Arias, 19, and Jamal Harris, 17, first noticed the woman in the back seat of a car at a stoplight. They were checking her out because they thought she looked good, but the woman looked “panicked” and was mouthing “Help me” at the teens who noticed the driver of the car had turned to look back at them.
Arias called 911 and reported what was happening. “Yes, I’m on the highway,” Arias told the 911 dispatcher. “I’m witnessing a robbery; not a robbery — a kidnapping.”
The teens followed the woman’s car down U.S. 175 until police caught up with them and pulled the car over. Turns out that an hour earlier, the 25-year-old woman had been kidnapped after leaving a downtown office building.
Police say Charles Atkins Lewis Jr smacked her across the head with a pistol and forced her into her own car.…Continue Reading
PHILADELPHIA, PA – A Pennsylvania woman is facing a slew of charges after a handicapped woman was found by police, tied to a urine-soaked bed in the basement of her Philadelphia home, suffering from sores, multiple wounds, and living in “unsuitable conditions,” according to an arrest report.
As if living in Philadelphia wasn’t bad enough.
Regina Bennett, 46, was arrested and charged with kidnapping, assault, unlawful restraint, terroristic threats, public drunkenness and other offences on Sunday after getting into a scrap with a neighbor.
Officers were called to a home on Linton Street to break up a fight between Bennett and a neighbor, identified as Liza Figueroa. While they were there, they were informed that a child may have been in the house. Though police found no signs of children living in the home, they did find the 36-year-old victim, bound to a bed. She was described as “extremely thin,” in the police report, and “appeared to be special needs and has a limited vocabulary.”
Figueroa told NBC-affiliate WCAU, “I would of never imagined that the police officers yesterday, resulting from the altercation that I had with her, [would discover] that she had someone tied up in her basement.”
The unidentified victim was taken to Einstein Hospital for evaluation.…Continue Reading
On July 10, a woman came to law enforcement claiming she had been held hostage and tortured by her boyfriend, 42-year-old Clyde Harshaw. She said she was finally able to make her escape through a screen door Harshaw had left open and that a passerby found her along a road and helped get her to safety.
According to Sheriff Joel Kerns, Harshaw used extension cords and rope to tie up his girlfriend, then tortured her by trying to set her hair on fire and ripping it out with a drill. “She alleged that he had taken a drill, with a bit still on it, put it at her head and turn the drill on. The hair would catch up in the drill and pull patches of hair out,” said Kerns.
The victim also claimed Harshaw beat her with a hammer, cut her with a knife, poured acid on her wounds, and much, much more as evident from the charges filed against him.…Continue Reading