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.
Two men have been arrested Friday on suspicion of kidnapping a man in Oakland and holding him for ransom for several hours.
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.
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.
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.
The Vallejo woman at the center of a kidnap ransom case in Vallejo has been found, safe and sound.
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.
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.
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.
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.