Abduction

5 suspects in a a Southern California abduction. (Riverside County Sheriff)

Woman, 4 Men From South Bay Arrested In SoCal Abduction, Prostitution Plot

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department identified the suspects as four men in their 20s and 30s from San Jose and Gilroy and a 20-year-old woman from San Jose. They were booked on suspicions of human trafficking, abduction for prostitution, false imprisonment, kidnapping for sexual assault, as well as attempted pimping and pandering.

08/19/2013

Alex Band of "The Calling" (credit: Agostini/Getty Images)

The Calling’s Alex Band Says He Was Abducted, Beaten

The “Wherever You Will Go” singer says a pair of men with a van abducted and assaulted him in Lapeer County, Michigan…

08/19/2013

Daphne Viola Webb reported missing by her father on July 10, 2013. (Oakland Police Department)

Oakland ‘Love Walk’ To Honor Missing Toddler Daphne Webb

Family members of missing toddler Daphne Webb were set to gather in Oakland for a “Love Walk” in her honor Wednesday afternoon.

08/14/2013

Medical staff attend to a man after he says he escaped an attempted kidnapping. (CBS)

Man Jumps From Moving Car During Alleged Napa Kidnapping Attempt

Two men suspected of driving away with another man in the truck of their car were arrested after a short police pursuit in Napa Thursday afternoon, police said.

07/25/2013

Daphne Viola Webb reported missing by her father on July 10, 2013. (Oakland Police Department)

Mother Of Missing Oakland Toddler On Probation For Child Endangerment

The mother of missing 21-month-old Daphne Viola Webb was ordered not to do any harm to her daughter after being found passed out in her car with Daphne in February, according to court records.

07/17/2013

Daphne Viola Webb (Oakland PD)

DA Declines To File Charges Against Dad In Missing Oakland Toddler Case

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has declined to file charges against an Oakland man whose 21-month-old child was reported missing Wednesday, prosecutors said.

07/12/2013

Daphne Viola Webb (Oakland PD)

Amber Alert Search Underway After Oakland Toddler Abduction

FBI agents and Oakland police officers with search dogs were going door-to-door Wednesday looking for a 21-month-old girl who disappeared from an SUV parked outside a liquor store.

07/10/2013

A police sketch of a kidnapping attempt suspect in Pacifica. (Pacifica Police)

Attempted Abduction Of Girl In Pacifica Was False Report

The reported attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl in Pacifica on Sunday was a false report by the girl and a friend, Pacifica police said Wednesday.

06/19/2013

A police sketch of a kidnapping attempt suspect in Pacifica. (Pacifica Police)

10-Year Old Girl Escapes Kidnapping Attempt In Pacifica

Police said a 10-year-old girl escaped from a kidnapping attempt in Pacifica Sunday evening.

06/17/2013

Google Earth images running on a Nexus 7 phone. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/GettyImages)

Chinese Man Claims Google Maps Helped Him Find Home 20 Years After Abduction

According to The Next Web, Luo Gang claims he was abducted on his way to kindergarten at age 5 and taken to a new home hundreds of miles away. There he grew up in a fairly normal family and went on to graduate school, always remembering his original home.

05/28/2013

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