James Schoenfeld

Chowchilla Kidnapper Could Be Released ‘Any Day Now’ After Gov. Allows Parole Ruling To Stand

One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore for ransom will be paroled soon because Gov. Jerry Brown has let a parole board’s ruling stand, the man’s attorney said Friday.

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James Schoenfeld

Gov. Brown Allows Parole For Notorious 1976 Chowchilla Kidnapper

California’s governor is allowing parole for one of three men convicted in the kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver nearly 40 years ago.


Christopher Reeves, a salesperson at Lehmer's Buick GMC in Concord, said he was kidnapped during a test drive on July 27, 2015. (CBS)

Concord Car Salesman Recalls Wild Test Drive By Accused Kidnapper

An East Bay car salesman is shaken up after he went on the ride of his life. He said a customer who was looking for a van commandeered the vehicle during a test drive and kidnapped him.


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.


Matthew Muller (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)

Man Charged In Vallejo Kidnapping Had Bright Resume

Matthew Muller had a resume built for success — a U.S. Marine veteran, Harvard Law School graduate and member of the California bar.


Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn at a press conference in Vallejo about the alleged kidnapping. (7/15/15)

Vallejo City Officials Keeping Quiet After FBI Affidavit Sheds Bizarre New Details On Kidnapping ‘Hoax’

The Vallejo case police originally called a hoax appears to have been a well-planned kidnapping according to new details in a FBI affidavit.


Matthew Muller (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)

Vallejo Kidnapping Suspect May Have Ties To Palo Alto, Mountain View & Dublin Home Invasions

A woman who lived alone in this small rental on a quiet Palo Alto street woke up to a strange man in her home back in 2009. It was the middle of the night. And police say he bound and blindfolded her, and threatened to rob and sexually assault her.


Matthew Muller (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)

Suspect In Dublin Home Invasion Charged In Vallejo Kidnap Case Once Called ‘Wild Goose Chase’

A man has been charged in connection to a bizarre Vallejo kidnapping case that authorities had once written off as a hoax.


Kidnap for Ransom

Oakland Man Found In Trunk After Being Kidnapped, 2 Arrested

Two men have been arrested Friday on suspicion of kidnapping a man in Oakland and holding him for ransom for several hours.


Police sketch of suspect in Campbell attempted kidnapping, Roberto Felipe-Velasco (Campbell Police Dept.)

Man Arrested In Attempted Kidnapping Of Girl In Campbell

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to abduct a girl in Campbell over the weekend, police said Thursday.