Child Abduction

Valerie Berry. (Bay City News)

1990 Santa Clara County Child Abduction Case Ends With Retired College Professor’s Arrest In Arizona

A woman who allegedly abducted her daughter from her ex-husband more than 25 years ago was arrested Tuesday in Phoenix, Arizona, a Santa Clara County deputy district attorney said.


A Vallejo police cruiser. (CBS)

Baby Taken From Grandfather In Vallejo Found Safe After Alleged Kidnapping By 2 Oakland Men

Two Oakland men allegedly snatched a 3-month-old infant from his grandfather in Vallejo Friday afternoon, according to police.


Tim Watson, the VTA bus driver who foiled an alleged child abduction in Milpitas on June 5, 2015. (Photo Credit: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority)

Bus Driver Who Helped Foil Child Abduction In Milpitas: ‘I Did What Any Parent Would Do’

VTA bus driver Tim Watson said his instincts kicked in, and that’s how he stopped an alleged child abduction in Milpitas and Fremont.


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Police: Still No Leads In SoCal Abduction Of 4 Children

A statewide Amber Alert was issued early Saturday after the children — two boys ages 5 and 7, and twin 1-year-old girls — were taken.


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Man Accused Of Grabbing Child From San Mateo School To Appear In Court

A man who was accused of grabbing a 9-year-old girl in a San Mateo elementary school bathroom last year and trying to take pictures of girls in a Daly City school bathroom in 2012 is scheduled to appear in court in Redwood City on Monday.


A Lafayette Police car at the scene of a shooting on the 3400 block of Woodview Drive in Lafayette, April, 2, 2013. (CBS)

Suspect Arrested For Attempted Child Abduction In Lafayette

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the alleged attempted kidnapping of a child on Saturday, according to Lafayette police.


Joshua Elijah Benton (Antioch Police Dept.)

Father Arrested After Abducted Antioch Baby Found Safe

The father who is accused of briefly abducting his baby girl in Antioch Monday morning turned himself in to authorities Monday evening.


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 Who Sailed Away With Kidnapped Kids Sentenced To Jail

A man who kidnapped his two young children from a South San Francisco home last year and sailed away with them on a stolen yacht was sentenced today and ordered to have no contact with his victims, prosecutors said.


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Man Tries To Abduct Boy From Elementary School In San Leandro

Police are searching for a male suspect who assaulted and attempted to abduct a 7-year-old student at an elementary school in San Leandro.


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.