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(L-R) Hugo Ortez, Merari Ortez and mother Alicia Ortez (San Pablo Police Dept.)

Amber Alert Issued After Man Found Shot Dead In San Pablo; Wife, 3 Kids Missing

A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for three abducted children whose father was found shot to death Monday morning in San Pablo, according to the California Highway Patrol.

06/09/2014

Suspects (left to right) Derrick Harper, Roy Gordon Eric Beman were charged with with conspiracy to commit human trafficking, torture, mayhem and kidnapping for extortion in Contra Costa County. (City of Pittsburg)

Three Charged In Brutal Contra Costa County Sex Trafficking Ring

Three Northern California men are facing charges in what prosecutors say was a brutal sex trafficking ring in which women were raped and beaten and one was branded with a clothes iron.

06/06/2014

Isidro Garcia is accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in 2004. (credit: Santa Ana Police Department)

SoCal Woman Found 10 Years After Kidnapped As Teen Sex Slave; Suspect Arrested

A woman who was 15 when she disappeared from her California home a decade ago has contacted police and told them she was kidnapped by a man who sexually assaulted her, forced her into marriage and fathered a child with her, authorities said Wednesday.

05/21/2014

Antolin Garcia-Torres

Prosecutors To Seek Death Penalty Against Suspect In Sierra LaMar Murder Case

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced Monday that his office will seek the death penalty against Antolin Garcia-Torres in the 2012 kidnapping and murder of 15-year-old Sierra LaMar in Morgan Hill.

05/19/2014

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Fremont Police Beef Up Patrol After Stranger Offers Ride To 10-Year-Old Boy

Police in Fremont plan to increase patrols around an elementary school after an unknown man in a car offered a 10-year-old boy walking in the area a ride home Friday afternoon.

05/17/2014

Paul Riojas

Man Wanted In 1986 Attempted Murder, Kidnapping Arrested In Monterey County

A 48-year-old man wanted for a 1986 attempted murder and kidnapping out of Salinas was arrested Thursday in Watsonville after a police officer found he was living under assumed identities, police said Friday.

05/02/2014

Kenneth Middlebrook was arrested on suspicion of two separate kidnappings by Mountain View police. (CBS)

Mountain View Police Arrest Suspect In 2 Kidnappings

Mountain View police have arrested a man they said was involved in two kidnappings Sunday.

04/30/2014

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Naked Teenage Girl Alleges She Was Kidnapped, Robbed In Oakland

An investigation is underway after a teenage girl reported being kidnapped and robbed early Wednesday morning in Oakland, and then dropped off near Piedmont and Ashby Avenues in Berkeley.

04/16/2014

Oakland police released this surveillance image of a sexual assault suspect from an incident on San Pablo Ave. (OPD)

Oakland Police Investigating Broad-Daylight Kidnapping, Sexual Assault

Oakland Police Department are asking the public’s help with an investigation of a kidnapping, sexual assault that happened this week on San Pablo Ave. during broad daylight.

03/28/2014

Web site image of San Francisco-based Craigslist.

Woman Kidnapped At Gunpoint, Driven To ATM From SJ Parking Lot In Craigslist Robbery

A woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint from a big-box store parking lot and robbed Monday in East San Jose had agreed to meet two men she met on Craigslist to buy iPhones, according to police.

03/13/2014

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