Stories tagged: kidnapping
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 8:16 A.M.
Vancouver man accused of posing as officer to lure women
A Vancouver man accused of posing as a police officer to lure two women has pleaded not guilty to rape, kidnapping and other charges.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 5:40 P.M.
Woman stolen at birth learns true identity; ‘Momma’ charged
Stolen from a hospital just hours after she was born, an 18-year-old woman finally learned her true identity and was reunited Friday with her birth family, by video chat. The …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 10:32 A.M.
Feds say fugitive lived in Oregon under crash victim’s name
Federal authorities say a man charged in the 1999 abduction and sexual assault of a southern Indiana girl assumed the identity of a car crash victim as he avoided arrest …
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 7:43 A.M.
Idaho man indicted for allegedly abducting wife before deadly crash
An Idaho man accused of abducting and stabbing his ex-wife and then causing a fatal crash in eastern Oregon has been indicted by an Oregon grand jury.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 12:53 P.M.
Wisconsin man accused of locking woman in wooden box
Wisconsin authorities say a man locked a woman inside a wooden box with screws after using a stun gun to subdue her and forcing her to perform a sex act.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 7:36 A.M.
Police question Iraqi journalist freed by her abductors
Police on Wednesday questioned an Iraqi journalist who was abducted last week from her Baghdad home, after she was released by her captors the previous night.
TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016, 9:36 A.M.
Gunmen abduct Iraqi journalist from her Baghdad home
Gunmen kidnapped an Iraqi journalist after breaking into her Baghdad home, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday, a reminder of the dangers reporters face in a war-torn country where authorities have …
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016, 6:15 A.M.
Colville police destroy evidence in kidnapping case; sex offender gets lighter sentence
On Memorial Day 2015, Heather Kilgore was attacked outside the roadside coffee shop she worked at in Colville. Jason Foster, the man who threatened her with a knife, avoided a …
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 9:50 A.M.
Man accused of attempted rape caught by Oregon park visitors
Authorities say a suspect is in jail after visitors at a Eugene park helped capture the man accused of trying to sexually assault three women and robbery.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 3 P.M.
Abducted California mom had message burned onto skin, sheriff says
The abductors of a California woman who was held captive for three weeks branded her with a message before she was dropped along the side of a freeway on Thanksgiving, …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 8:11 A.M.
Police: Woman admits abduction for ransom; victim found dead
A woman acknowledged kidnapping a woman she knew and picking up a $250,000 ransom that authorities handed over in hopes of the safe return of the victim, but her body …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
Judge denies new trial in kidnapping, rape case
A northern Idaho judge has denied a request for a new trial by a Blanchard man convicted of kidnapping and raping a former girlfriend.
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 9:07 A.M.
Islamic State extremists abduct 300 people near Mosul, U.N. says
More than 300 former Iraqi security forces and sheiks have been abducted by Islamic State extremists near Mosul in recent days, the U.N. Human Rights Office reported on Tuesday.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 8:41 P.M.
Authorities: Woman found ‘chained up like a dog’ inside container
ANDERSON, S.C. – A woman who had been reported missing along with her boyfriend in late August was found “chained up like a dog” inside a storage container, a South …
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 8:55 A.M.
26 fishermen freed after being held by Somali pirates since 2012
The crew of a fishing vessel hijacked by Somali pirates in March 2012 was freed after payment of a ransom, officials said.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 4:34 P.M.
Grant County Sheriff’s Office looking for 6-year-old kidnapped in May
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a 6-year-old girl who they believe was kidnapped in May.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 1:08 P.M.
Indian Trail home invasion robbery suspect arrested
A man suspected of robbing and tying up three men in a home invasion robbery in the Indian Trail neighborhood Friday has been arrested.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
Nigeria says 21 abducted Chibok schoolgirls freed in swap
Twenty-one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two years ago were freed Thursday in a swap for detained leaders of the Islamic extremist group – the …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 6:31 P.M.
Donors pledge $163 million for victims of Boko Haram
International donors pledged over $160 million for life-saving support for millions of people in west Africa whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 10:22 A.M.
Girl abducted by Uber driver outwits him with her cellphone
A teenage girl outwitted an ill-intentioned Uber driver thanks to her text messages from his car and a cellphone photo that alerted West St. Paul police to her peril.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 6:39 P.M.
Spokane attorney Bob Caruso on trial in kidnapping, rape case
Spokane attorney Robert Caruso, who ran for prosecutor in 2006, is on trial for allegedly raping and kidnapping a 22-year-old woman in 2014.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 2:30 P.M.
Drug lord son may be among those kidnapped at Mexico resort
The son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may be among the half-dozen men abducted by gunmen at a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, …
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 10:14 A.M.
Imperiled Washington children recovered safe in South Dakota
South Dakota authorities say two children taken from their Washington state home by their father are safe, and the father has been charged.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Kidnapping prank lands friends of groom in jail
From our archives, 100 years ago Nine employees of the Western Pine Manufacturing Co. came up with an excellent idea for a prank. They decided to “kidnap” fellow employee Bernard …
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016, 5:05 P.M.
Long prison term given to Coeur d’Alene sex offender who attacked co-worker
A Coeur d’Alene sex offender was sentenced Tuesday to 55 years in prison for an assault on a co-worker last fall.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 11:25 A.M.
Police: Man who held hostages at Burger King surrenders
Baltimore police say a 7-year-old is among those being held hostage at a Burger King restaurant.
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016, 4 A.M.
100 years ago in Spokane: Robber brags of plans to take more hostages
From our archives, 100 years ago An armed highwayman forced a jitney driver – similar to what Uber driver would be today – to drive him around Spokane for two …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 2:48 P.M.
Child left in car that was stolen has been found safe
A 3-year-old child was found safe Sunday afternoon after the car the child was riding in was stolen and taken for a ride from Wenatchee to East Wenatchee.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, 12:05 P.M.
Man accused of kidnapping prosecutor’s father found guilty
A federal jury in North Carolina on Tuesday convicted a prisoner of directing a botched kidnapping attempt from his prison cell in an incident where the kidnappers mistakenly grabbed the …
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016, 4 A.M.
100 years ago in Spokane: Local tailor kidnapped, held for ransom on Chinese island
From our archives, 100 years ago Thomas Wing, a Spokane tailor, left Spokane more than a year ago to be married in China, his native land.