A man accused of kidnapping his two children from their South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days said Tuesday that he knew he had “gone crazy” but never endangered them.
Christopher Maffei is accused of forcibly taking his 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son from their grandmother while the children’s mother was in court seeking a restraining order against him.
A Northern California man arrested after allegedly abducting his two children and trying to evade authorities by stealing a sailboat and sailing along the Northern California coast was being held on $200,000 bail.
Two young children abducted in Monterey County Friday were found safe in Fresno and returned to their mother Friday night. However, the suspect Marquis Edwards remains at large, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.
The Coast Guard said it has recovered two children believed to be abducted by their father from South San Francisco.
A yacht allegedly stolen by a man who had kidnapped his two children from South San Francisco earlier this week was spotted Friday morning in the waters off of Pillar Point Harbor, a police spokesman said.
South San Francisco police are searching for a man suspected of fleeing with his two kidnapped children aboard a stolen yacht, according to police.
Oakland police said Thursday that they have found a teen mother and her 2-month-old daughter who were allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint by the child’s father on Wednesday night.
The man accused of kidnapping and murdering 15-year-old Sierra LaMar in Morgan Hill was scheduled for a court appearance Tuesday morning but instead his attorney appeared in his behalf and he did not enter a plea.
Search efforts for missing Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar are the focus of two new short documentary films about the case created by a local independent filmmaker.