Stories tagged: kidnapping
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2013, 5:24 p.m.
Police call off search for Coeur d’Alene kidnapping suspect
COEUR d’ALENE — Coeur d’Alene police have an arrest warrant for a man suspected of kidnapping a Dalton Gardens woman at gunpoint.
Wed., Oct. 9, 2013, 11:45 p.m.
Gunmen kidnap Libyan prime minister in Tripoli
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan was snatched by gunmen before dawn Thursday from a Tripoli hotel where he resides, the government said. The abduction appeared to …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2013, 12:47 p.m.
Car in Calif. missing teen case found in Idaho
SAN DIEGO — A car belonging to the suspect in the disappearance of a teenage girl in California was found in Idaho after horseback riders reported seeing the man and …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2013, 7:22 a.m.
Unconfirmed Amber alert sightings in Washington
LAKESIDE, Calif. — Amber Alerts expanded to Oregon and Washington as authorities searched for a Southern California man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl and wanted in the death of …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013, 12:48 p.m.
Ariel Castro sentenced to life in prison without parole
CLEVELAND — The man convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade was sentenced Thursday to life …
Wed., July 31, 2013, 10:46 a.m.
O.J. Simpson wins small victory in bid for freedom
CARSON CITY, Nev. — O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and …
Fri., July 26, 2013, 8:13 a.m.
Ariel Castro agrees to plea in Ohio kidnap case
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade agreed to plead guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death …
Tue., July 2, 2013, 1:08 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene man charged with rape, kidnapping
Michael D. Nixon, 31, is in police custody at Kootenai Medical Center on charges of rape and kidnapping after a standoff Monday.
Wed., June 19, 2013
Parents’ Facebook ruse halts kidnap of their daughter
A Spokane father who discovered his 15-year-old daughter was being wooed by a man twice her age took matters into his own hands. After hatching a Facebook ruse that drew …
Sat., May 11, 2013, 3:01 a.m.
DNA test shows Ohio kidnap suspect fathered girl
CLEVELAND (AP) — As relatives of the Cleveland kidnapping and rape suspect recounted claims of his unnerving paranoia and violent outbursts, DNA testing confirmed the man accused of holding three …
Fri., May 10, 2013, 3:07 p.m.
DNA shows Ohio kidnapping suspect fathered girl
CLEVELAND (AP) — A DNA test confirmed another dark twist in the story of three women imprisoned in a house for about a decade: Kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro …
Tue., May 7, 2013, 8:03 a.m.
Frantic 911 call leads to 3 missing women in Ohio
CLEVELAND — The woman’s voice was frantic and breathless, and she was choking back tears. “Help me. I’m Amanda Berry,” she told a 911 dispatcher. “I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve …
Tue., April 30, 2013, 5:19 p.m.
Third woman arrested in suspected kidnapping, rape case
Spokane Police detectives arrested a third woman in a suspected kidnapping plot after a female victim told police she was held captive and sexually assaulted at a north Spokane home.
UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2013, 3:44 p.m.
Spokane police investigate alleged kidnapping, assault
A woman told Spokane police this morning she was held captive and sexually assaulted in a home at 4605 N. Lincoln Street.
Wed., March 13, 2013
Stoddard’s past filled with serious accusations
Tuesday’s first-degree murder and kidnapping charges against felon Gary L. Stoddard are the latest in a series of serious accusations against a man who has for the most part avoided …
UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2013, 3:54 p.m.
Handcuffed homicide victim identified as Heather Cassel
A convicted felon and his nephew are in custody and facing charges of first-degree murder in connection with the young woman found shot to death early Monday at an apartment …
Thu., March 7, 2013, 7:40 p.m.
CdA police issue arrest warrant in kidnapping case
A woman who aided a 14-year-old Coeur d’Alene girl in running away last week will be charged with second-degree kidnapping.
Thu., Jan. 17, 2013, 12:05 p.m.
US slams hostage-taking; Clinton to call Algeria
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appeared to be in the dark Thursday about a hostage situation at a natural gas plant in Algeria, where Algerian forces launched a military …
Wed., Jan. 9, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
Spokane man accused of kidnapping his estranged wife
A man armed with a stolen firearm kidnapped his estranged wife in Spokane Tuesday, according to authorities.
Tue., Dec. 18, 2012, 3:19 p.m.
Newsman’s disappearance largely kept secret
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC was able to keep the abduction of chief Middle East correspondent Richard Engel in Syria largely a secret until he escaped late Monday because it …
Fri., Dec. 7, 2012, 7:04 a.m.
Police seek to ‘find a killer’ of 2 Iowa cousins
EVANSDALE, Iowa (AP) — A sheriff investigating the apparent kidnapping and slaying of two Iowa cousins said Friday that the discovery of the young girls’ bodies is a long-awaited break …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012
Authorities apprehend fugitive suspected in kidnapping
The hunt is over for a man suspected of firing at police and abducting a Rathdrum woman. Authorities captured fugitive Mitchell Lee Walck, 57, Wednesday morning in North Dakota after …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 12:31 p.m.
Armed kidnapping suspect captured in North Dakota
The man suspected of firing at Idaho State Police and then abducting a Rathdrum, Idaho woman has been captured in Bismarck, N.D., authorities confirmed today. Mitchell Lee Walck, 57, had …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 11:28 a.m.
Court docs detail kidnapping
While the manhunt continues for a man suspected of kidnapping a Rathdrum woman and firing gun shots at police, authorities are investigating multiple tips on the whereabouts of fugitive Mitchell …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 1:08 a.m.
FBI releases details in Alaska serial killer death
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A security video showing the abduction of an Alaska barista is unnerving on its own, but it only hints at the horror ahead for the 18-year-old …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012
Kidnapping victim called relatives from Montana Albertsons
Susan Smith entered the Albertsons grocery in a small Montana town Sunday night and asked to use the phone. She wanted to call a local pastor, she told the deli …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012, 12:13 p.m.
Alaska suspect linked to Vermont killing, 5 others
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man who apparently committed suicide in an Alaska jail while awaiting trial in the death of an Anchorage barista also killed a Vermont couple last …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012, 11:04 a.m.
Barista killing suspect linked to 7 other deaths
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man found dead of an apparent suicide in an Alaska jail was not only suspected of killing an Anchorage barista, but also killed a Vermont …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2012, 6:20 p.m.
Man accused of firing at Idaho trooper, kidnapping Rathdrum woman still at large
FBI offers $20,000 reward
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012, 6:39 a.m.
Barista killing suspect linked to 7 other killings
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man found dead of an apparent suicide in an Alaska jail was not only suspected of killing an Anchorage barista but may be linked to …