A report of a kidnapping that shut down BART service through San Francisco during rush hour Friday evening had no merit, according to a police spokesman.
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.
Antolin Garcia-Torres, the 22-year-old man charged with kidnapping and murdering Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment hearing in Santa Clara County Superior Court Thursday afternoon.
The California Highway Patrol has deactivated an Amber Alert for two people believed carjacked and kidnapped by a knife-wielding man in Oakland. Police called that portion of Tuesday’s incident unfounded and that the initial suspect and his two purported victims all knew one another.
An Oakland police spokeswoman said Wednesday that there are many unknowns about what was reported to be a carjacking and kidnapping at the Lincoln Square Shopping Center on Tuesday afternoon.
Two people, a teenage girl and an older man, are believed to have been kidnapped in a carjacking outside an Oakland supermarket Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Antolin Garcia-Torres, the suspect in the nearly two-year-old murder of Sierra LaMar, a 15-year-old from Morgan Hill, has been indicted by a grand jury.
A 7-year-old girl escaped a kidnapping attempt at Emeryville’s Powell Street Plaza by a man who had previously stated he was targeting children for sexual assault, according to police.
A 15-year-old boy who told police he was almost kidnapped while walking by the University of California student housing complex in Albany on Friday night admitted earlier today that he made up the story.
It has been 25 years since 13-year-old Ilene Misheloff was kidnapped while walking home from school in Dublin and her family is holding an annual candlelight vigil, walk and service this evening to mark the somber anniversary.