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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.


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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.


Features of the LEO wristwatch. (Guardian Lion Wireless LLC)

Bay Area Child Safety Advocate Backs Wristwatch That Alerts Parents When Children In Danger

A wristwatch that sends alerts when its wearer is in danger, still months away from hitting stores, has already garnered a high-profile endorsement from child safety advocate Mark Klaas.


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Central Valley Father Accused Of Abducting Kids Arrested Following Amber Alert

A man suspected of abducting his two children in California’s Central Valley Friday – prompting an Amber Alert notice – has been located and arrested, according to the California Highway Patrol.


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Amber Alert Canceled After 1-Year-Old Found Safe; Dad Wanted

An Amber Alert was issued Monday after a 1-year-old child was abducted in the Central Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol.