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James Schoenfeld

Man Who Kidnapped Chowchilla Schoolchildren In 1976 Released From State Prison

One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore for ransom was paroled from the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo at 5:15 a.m. Friday, state prison officials said.

08/07/2015

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.

05/22/2015

Denise Huskins was reportedly kidnapped from the 500 block of Kirkland Avenue in Vallejo on March 23, 2015. (Vallejo Police Department)

Lawyers For Vallejo Woman, Boyfriend Claim Kidnapping Happened, Slam Police For Calling It A Hoax

Attorneys representing a Vallejo woman who was allegedly kidnapped for ransom and her boyfriend disputed claims Thursday from police that the whole ordeal was a hoax.

03/26/2015

Aaron Quinn and Denise Huskins (CBS)

5 Red Flags That Turned Vallejo Kidnap/Ransom Case Into An Alleged Hoax

In a matter of hours, the kidnapping and ransom case involving a Vallejo woman went from a tearful, happy ending to allegations of a hoax.

03/26/2015

Denise Huskins was reportedly kidnapped from the 500 block of Kirkland Avenue in Vallejo on March 23, 2015. (Vallejo Police Department)

Police Say Vallejo Kidnapping For Ransom Likely An Orchestrated Event, Not A Kidnapping At All

The Vallejo Police Department released a statement Wednesday night indicating that there was no evidence to support the claim that Denise Huskins was kidnapped from her Vallejo home early Monday morning.

03/25/2015

Denise Huskins was reportedly kidnapped from the 500 block of Kirkland Avenue in Vallejo on March 23, 2015. (Vallejo Police Department)

‘Daddy, I’m Okay’ — Kidnapped Vallejo Woman Found Safe In Southern California

The Vallejo woman at the center of a kidnap ransom case in Vallejo has been found, safe and sound.

03/25/2015

(PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

SF: Tow Truck Scammers Hit Unsuspecting Car Owners With Hefty Ransoms

It’s a scam that’s resulted in hundreds of stolen cars and in major cities across the country. Tow truck bandits show up at an accident before police and paramedics, tow away the cars, and hold them for ransom.

12/23/2014

A Vallejo police cruiser. (CBS)

14-Yr-Old Jailed In Kidnapping, Sex Assault Of 65-Yr-Old Vallejo Woman

A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the kidnapping, physical and sexual assault and attempted murder of a 65-year-old woman in Vallejo on Thursday evening, according to police.

11/16/2012

Chowchilla, kidnapping, quarry,

State Officials Appeal Release Of Chowchilla School Bus Kidnapper

California officials are appealing a court order that called for the immediate release of one of three men convicted of kidnapping and burying a busload of schoolchildren in a 1970s ransom attempt.

04/11/2012

Kevin Tran,

Alleged San Jose Kidnapper Arrested Trying To Collect Ransom

A San Jose man police arrested earlier this week in connection with a kidnapping is being held without bail at Santa Clara County Jail on several felony offenses, including assault with a deadly weapon.

CBS San Francisco–01/14/2011

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