Kidnapping

Kidnapping suspects William Charles Graham (left) and Ronald Jermaine Jackson. (credit: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office)

2 Men Charged With Kidnapping Verizon Store Manager

Two men have been charged with kidnapping a Verizon Wireless retail store manager in the west Twin Cities metro Wednesday night. According to the criminal complaints, William Charles Graham, 30, and Ronald Jermaine Jackson, 29, were both involved in the Wednesday night incident in Loretto.

09/13/2013

Kidnapping suspects William Charles Graham (left) and Ronald Jermaine Jackson. (credit: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office)

2 Suspects In Custody After Kidnapping In Loretto

Authorities say two men are in custody after they apparently kidnapped another man in the west Twin Cities metro Wednesday night. Police said the incident happened late Wednesday night in Medina near the area of Highway 55 and Pioneer Trail.

09/12/2013

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Man Charged After Taking 2 Hostage In Gas Station

The 31-year-old Burnsville man who allegedly held two people at gunpoint during a standoff at a Burnsville gas station on Saturday has been charged. Ariel Luis Barnett was charged Tuesday in Dakota County for two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of kidnapping.

09/10/2013

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Woman Gets 3 Years For Kidnapping Friend’s Baby

A 30-year-old Minneapolis woman who kidnapped her friend’s baby back in February, prompting an Amber Alert, was sentenced in Hennepin County Court on Monday. Isabel Diaz-Castillo was sentenced to three years in prison with credit for 181 days served. She pleaded guilty back in July to one count of kidnapping in connection with the incident.

08/19/2013

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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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$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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Somerset Church Members Recount Guatemalan Kidnapping

It was supposed to be a mission trip to minister to women and children in Guatemala. But just a few hours into the trip, church members from Minnesota and western Wisconsin were begging for their lives.

02/04/2013

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St. Paul Man Found Guilty In Gang Rape Of Teen

A 25-year-old St. Paul man was found guilty Friday on four separate counts related to his role in the gang rape of a teenage girl in November of 2011.

12/21/2012

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Charges: Man Kidnaps Girlfriend, Threatens To Kill Her

A 27-year-old man has been charged with kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment after police say he trapped his girlfriend in his car and threatened to kill her.

12/13/2012

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Police Searching For Woman Who Kidnapped 2 Children

Authorities are searching for a woman who they believe has kidnapped two children from a foster home in southern Minnesota.

11/28/2012

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Minnesota Man Sentenced For Kidnapping SD Woman

A Minnesota man convicted of assaulting a South Dakota woman and locking her in a bedroom has been sentenced to three years in prison.

10/30/2012

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Man Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Have Ex Kidnapped, Killed

A sentencing date has been set for a man who pleaded guilty to charges that he tried to have his ex-girlfriend kidnapped and killed.

10/29/2012

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