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Oakland Police were searching for Kim Tolefree. (CBS)

Amber Alert For Oakland Girl Canceled After Police Determine Call A Hoax

An Amber Alert issued early Friday morning has been canceled after investigators determined that a child abduction reported in East Oakland did not happen, police said.

02/01/2013

Kevin Collins vanished from a street in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury on February 10, 1984. (CBS)

Ex-Owner Of SF Home Surprised About Search In Kevin Collins Case

The former owner of the home searched by police on Tuesday in connection with the disappearance of 10-year-old Kevin Collins nearly three decades ago said he was shocked to hear the house could be tied to the famous case.

01/30/2013

Police say these two suspect sketches are likely of the same man (Richmond Police)

Suspect Hunted In Richmond Sex Crimes

Police in Richmond issued an alert Friday warning residents to be on the lookout for a suspect linked to the abductions and rapes of two young women and an attempted abduction during the past six months.

12/07/2012

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Delays Plea In Stolen Yacht Abduction Case

A Bay Area man accused of kidnapping his two children and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days has postponed entering a plea for the second time.

09/18/2012

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Accused Of Taking Kids On Stolen Yacht Speaks Out

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.

09/12/2012

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Father Held In Stolen Yacht Abduction Appears In Court

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.

09/10/2012

Christopher Maffei (left) is accused of abducting 3-year-old Brooklynn Maffei (center) and 2-year-old Devin Maffei and taking them on a yacht on September 5, 2012. (South San Francisco Police)

$200K Bail For NorCal Dad Who Allegedly Took Abducted Kids On Stolen Yacht

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.

09/08/2012

Police Sirens

Abducted Monterey County Children Found, Police Searching For Father

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.

09/07/2012

Christopher Maffei (left) is accused of abducting 3-year-old Brooklynn Maffei (center) and 2-year-old Devin Maffei and taking them on a yacht on September 5, 2012. (South San Francisco Police)

2 South San Francisco Kids Recovered From Stolen Yacht

The Coast Guard said it has recovered two children believed to be abducted by their father from South San Francisco.

09/07/2012

The yacht Unleashed was stolen from the Ballena Isle Marina in Alameda on September 4, 2012. Police suspect 43-year-old Christopher Maffei stole the yacht and kidnapped his two children. (Latitude 38)

Police Tracking Yacht Wanted In Abduction Case Off San Mateo Coast

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.

09/07/2012

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