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.
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.
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.
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.