Sierra LaMar

Authorities Narrow Sierra LaMar Search To Morgan Hill Area

Dive teams returned to the Uvas Reservoir Friday to search for the body of Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar, who authorities believe was not taken far from her home before she was killed.

CBS San Francisco–05/25/2012

Antolin Garcia-Torres. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

Charges Filed Against Sierra LaMar Murder Suspect

Antolin Garcia-Torres has been formally charged with kidnap and murder in connection with the disappearance of Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar.

CBS San Francisco–05/24/2012

Frederick Dozier

Man Accused In Series Of SF Sex Assaults To Stand Trial

A man accused of sexually assaulting three women in separate incidents along San Francisco’s 24th Street corridor in 2011 was ordered by a judge Monday to stand trial on two dozen felony charges.



Suspect In Emeryville Attacks On Women Considered Armed and Dangerous

Police describe the victims as courageous and helpful in the investigation.


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South SF Girl Allegedly Abducted By Mother Found Safe In SoCal

A 5-year-old girl who authorities said had been abducted by her mother in South San Francisco on Sunday was found safe in Southern California Wednesday night, South San Francisco police said.


Sketch created with the help of a witness of kidnap suspect described as  being around 6 feet tall and 250 pounds with a large build, short  blond hair with long sideburns, wearing a green baseball cap, a white  and gray shirt and khaki pants.

Man Tries To Kidnap Boy From Tennis Club Child Care Center In Livermore

A man walked into a child care center in Livermore Saturday and attempted to take a 4-year-old boy by claiming he was his son.


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Woman Dragged Into Car, Kidnapped In San Francisco SoMa

A woman was kidnapped in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon, a police spokesman said Wednesday.


Summit Preparatory Charter High School, Redwood City

Redwood City Student Accused Of Attempted Teacher Rape Pleads Not Guilty

A Redwood City high school student accused of trying to rape a teacher in a school parking lot last month has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault and kidnapping charges in San Mateo County Superior Court.


Visitors walk on a road containing bars and shops at dusk in Naama Bay. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Bay Area Women Taken Hostage In Egypt Recount Ordeal

Their kidnappers gave them tea and dried fruit, and talked about religion and tribal rights. The Bay Area women were allowed to bring their Egyptian tour guide with them. One even put out his cigarette in the car when a hostage said the smoke was bothering her. The women abducted for several hours Friday by armed Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula hesitated to call the men “captors,” saying that the kidnappers were kind, polite and hospitable.


Tri Truong Le (SJPD)

Suspect Killed In Shootout Following San Jose Amber Alert

An 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped at gunpoint from a home in San Jose was found safe Friday afternoon and police shot and killed the man who kidnapped her early Friday morning.