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.
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.
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.
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.
A 30-year-old Minneapolis woman has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a friend’s baby, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Charles Ramsey is a hero in Cleveland and now a YouTube sensation.
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.
The woman accused of kidnapping a baby boy last week from a south Minneapolis apartment made her first court appearance Monday.
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.