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Kidnapping

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Door-To-Door Booksellers Target Children, Creep Out Parents

It seems an online rumor has parents in the Twin Cities scared that their kids could be kidnapped. Parents in Washington County and Inver Grove Heights said they’re being approached by door-to-door saleswomen asking questions about their children’s ages and interests, then trying to sell books.

08/13/2013

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Sisters Charged With Hoax Kidnapping At Forest Lake Walmart

Four sisters are in trouble with the law after allegedly staging a dramatic kidnapping outside the Forest Lake Walmart. Authorities said the girls’ mother turned them into police.

08/02/2013

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Mpls. Woman Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping Friend’s Baby

A 30-year-old Minneapolis woman has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a friend’s baby, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

07/15/2013

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A Big Thank You From The Three Girls Kidnapped From The Gonzalez House

       

07/09/2013

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$1 Million Bail Set For St. Paul Man Accused Of Rape, Burglary

A St. Paul man was charged Friday with multiple crimes relating to a home invasion on Wednesday which led to a sexual assault and robbery. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office, 18-year-old Curtez DeShawn Graham was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, three counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of kidnapping and one count of first-degree robbery.

06/21/2013

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Charges Filed Against Accused Brooklyn Park Baby Kidnapper

The Hennepin County Attorney filed charges against a Twin Cities woman accused of kidnapping her friend’s baby. Thalia Tonice Benson, 34, faces one felony count of kidnapping in connection to the Tuesday incident.

06/20/2013

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Mom Of Kidnapped Baby Says She’d Forgive The Suspect, Her Friend

The mother of a 2-month-old baby taken from her home Tuesday says she forgives the woman accused of kidnapping her child.
“I’m not going to put her out as a bad person,” said Christina Alonzo. “She is a really good person. I’ve known her for so long.”

06/19/2013

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Fugitive Charged After Late-Night Crime Spree In Twin Cities

A Department of Corrections (DOC) fugitive was charged Friday with first-degree aggravated robbery, second-degree assault and fleeing police in a motor vehicle after a crime spree Thursday night in the Twin Cities. According to Minneapolis Police, 39-year-old Brandon Stark approached four people with a knife late Thursday night in Minneapolis. The crime spree ended with Stark crashing a stolen car in St. Paul during a police chase.

06/14/2013

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Good Question: What Do We Tell Our Kids About Staying Safe?

The kind of kidnapping that captivates the country — and the media — is thankfully very rare. On average 115 children under the age of 18 are abducted by strangers each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

05/08/2013

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Cleveland Hero, Internet Sensation

Charles Ramsey is a hero in Cleveland and now a YouTube sensation.

05/07/2013

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Man Sentenced For Conspiring To Kidnap, Kill Ex-Girlfriend

A 45-year-old man has been sentenced for conspiring to commit kidnapping in an incident where he unknowingly made a deal with a police officer to kidnap and kill his ex-girlfriend.

03/07/2013

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Accused Baby Kidnapper Makes 1st Court Appearance

The woman accused of kidnapping a baby boy last week from a south Minneapolis apartment made her first court appearance Monday.

02/25/2013

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Woman Charged With Kidnap Of Minn. Child

A Minneapolis woman has been charged with kidnapping after police said she befriended another woman and then made off with her 8-month-old son.

02/22/2013

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Immigration Dept. Now Investigating Kidnapping Case

A kidnapped baby boy is safe Thursday morning and back with his mother after a frightening series of events Wednesday afternoon.

02/21/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty In Grand Rapids Murder, Kidnapping Case

A 26-year-old Bovey, Minn., man is facing at least 35 years in prison after pleading guilty in Itasca County Court Thursday to charges in connection with the murder of one person and attempted murder of another in Grand Rapids last December.

02/07/2013

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