Minivan Wanted in Cleveland Found in Cheektowaga  Spectrum News

Five children and a woman were found by New York State Police who were on the lookout for a minivan following a reported kidnapping over the weekend in ...


Elizabeth Smart, Katie Beers, & More Survivors Of Abduction Give Help to Victim Jayme Closs — Watch  Hollywood Life

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart is leading a Lifetime documentary that has 'never been done before.' The activist united abduction survivors to give Jayme ...


Pair charged with kidnapping 2 teens | Local News  Allied News

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — A man and woman are accused of kidnapping two teenagers Saturday night, reportedly holding them hostage until they escaped.


Timmothy Pitzen found? Here's a list of kids found alive after their disappearances made headlines  USA TODAY

Officials are working to determine if a boy found Wednesday is Timmothy Pitzen, missing since 2011. Here's a list of other missing kids found alive.


AJ Freund found: Body of missing boy from Crystal Lake, Illinois believed found in shallow grave  CBS News

Investigators have found what they believe to be the body of a 5-year-old boy who went missing from his suburban Chicago home nearly a week ago. Remains ...


South Carolina man charged with kidnapping, murder of college student activated child locks in car, police say  Fox News

The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride had activated the child locks in his backseat so the ...


A mom refused to take her unvaccinated toddler to the hospital for a fever. Armed police officers tore down the door.  The Washington Post

Authorities contend that the 2-year-old boy needed immediate medical attention for a high fever. His parents insist that he had been feeling better before he was ...


Witness pulls out gun, stops suspect from kidnapping 11-year-old girl, police say  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Police need your help finding a man who they say tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl while she was walking to school near 19th Avenue and Bell Road on April ...


Lifetime, Elizabeth Smart teaming for special on Jayme Closs case  Appleton Post Crescent

Lifetime has announced it's producing a 90-minute special, "Smart Justice: The Jayme Closs Case," which will air April 27 and feature interviews by Elizabeth ...


Mom with kids on YouTube channel charged with child abuse  The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman who used to operate a popular YouTube channel featuring children has been indicted on charges that she kidnapped five ...


They Thought It Was Their Uber. But the Driver Was a Predator.  The New York Times

A South Carolina college student was killed last weekend by a man posing as a ride-share driver, the police said. Across the country, women have reported ...


New Law Will Notify Arkansas Schools of Students' Criminal Pasts  Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine

A new Arkansas law aims to help school districts by notifying them of the criminal records of students transferring into their schools.


Uber safety bill is overhauled by South Carolina lawmakers  Houston Chronicle

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After the slaying of a college student who police say mistook her killer's car for her Uber ride, lawmakers in South Carolina are tinkering ...


Killing of South Carolina student who mistook car for Uber prompts rideshare-safety campaign  NBC News

Samantha Josephson, 21, a student at the University of South Carolina, was killed after getting into a car that she might have believed was her Uber.


Nevada County judge denies lower bond in kidnapping case  The Union of Grass Valley

Elliot Black dragged the woman across Highway 49, threw her into the back of a van and put duct tape across her mouth and around her hands, the Nevada.


Expert offers safety tips for Lyft and Uber riders  KARE11.com

Abduction and murder of South Carolina college student raises safety concerns.


Athens man indicted for kidnapping baby in car he stole  Online Athens

A Clarke County grand jury recently indicted an Athens accused of kidnapping an infant who was in a car the man allegedly stole from a westside residence two ...


Former Gilbert Fire and Rescue captain accused of sex crimes against child  AZFamily

Michael Palmatier has been accused of sexual misconduct with a minor, indecent exposure and kidnapping.


Texas man arrested for assault after leading police on chase  PostBulletin.com

A Texas man was arrested Friday night after he allegedly assaulted a woman and then led police on a chase with an unsecured baby in the car's front seat.


Attempted child abduction reported at Asheville school, police say  WSPA.com

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) - Biltmore Forest Police Department officials confirmed an attempted child abduction was reported to their agency on Wednesday.


Man steals car with 3-year-old still inside; kid OK  Idaho News

SOUTH HILL, Wash. -- A 3-year-old girl is OK after being inside a car that was stolen in the South Hill neighborhood Wednesday morning. It was around 7 a. m. ...


Police: Focus remains on AJ Freund's Crystal Lake home and people who had last contact with him  Chicago Tribune

Police on Monday said the investigation into the disappearance of 5-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund of Crystal Lake continues to focus “on the residence and the ...


Coach: Man accused of killing University of South Carolina student is ‘not the Nate everyone knows and loves’  Fox News

A coach who knew the man suspected of kidnapping and killing University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson said he was shocked to hear the ...


New law to help schools be notified of students' criminal past  KARK

A new state law seeks to add an extra layer of protection for school districts when students with a criminal past transfer in.


Boyfriend of slain South Carolina student says he was tracking her whereabouts by phone during abduction  Fox News

The boyfriend of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson, the University of South Carolina student who was killed last week after mistakenly getting into a car she ...


After South Carolina student's death, Uber rolls out new safety measures  New York Post

Uber has rolled out new safety measures in the wake of a South Carolina student who was allegedly killed by a man she mistakenly thought was her driver, the ...


Lawmakers reach compromise on bill to modify bail reform law  WMUR Manchester

Changes are coming for New Hampshire's controversial bail reform law after a bipartisan agreement was reached Wednesday in Concord.


Arrest Log April 17-23  Newnan Times-Herald

The following arrest bookings were listed in the Coweta County Jail. The arresting departments are noted: Coweta County Sheriff's Office (CCSO), Coweta ...


Elizabeth Smart brings together six kidnapping survivors to help Jayme Closs  Daily Mail

Smart was inspired to unite the women after Jayme escaped captivity in January. Jayme was abducted by Jake Patterson, 21, and held for 88 days before her ...


MDOT pushing worker safety with Work Zone Awareness Month  ABC 12 News

April is Work Zone Awareness Month to educate motorists on driving safely through construction zones on roadways this summer.


Mueller Report, Notre-Dame, Royal Baby: Your Friday Evening Briefing  The New York Times

Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.


Why wasn't Michael McLellan in custody before NC teen died?  Raleigh News & Observer

Fairmont police, the Robeson County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina state parole commission could have had Michael McLellan in custody the day he is ...


How to Prevent Child Abductions and Kidnappings  Fatherly

Child abduction statistics suggest kids are significantly more likely to run away with someone they met online than be abducted off the street by a stranger.


D.C. police say ‘person of interest’ in custody in attempted kidnapping of child  Washington Post

It was a routine drop-off for the neighborhood after-school carpool. The neighbor's nanny let the 6-year-old girl out of a car on Dumbarton Street NW in ...


How a Kidnapping Attempt Led to the First Social Impact Office in The White House  Real Leaders

By James Rosebush | Apr 16, 2019. How a Kidnapping Attempt Led to the First Social Impact Office in The White House. On a hot and muggy July afternoon, just ...


Recent Texas Border Activity: CBP Apprehend Over 1880 And Seize Over $10.5 Million In Drugs  San Marcos Corridor News

Below you will find the latest information available for reported drug smuggling, human trafficking and illegal crossings that have occurred on the Texas border ...


Woman who found Jayme Closs says abducted girl named the suspect right away  CBS News

Former social worker Jeanne Nutter was walking her dog, Henry, when she encountered Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old victim of a kidnapping who had escaped ...


UPDATE: 2 children found safe after they were abducted in Phoenix  AZFamily

Two children have been found safe after an Amber Alert was issued Saturday afternoon.


Keeping your child safe from abduction  Pocono Record

Editor's Note: This is the first column in a new child protection series. We are working with non-profit organization Community Partners 4 Kids to share important ...


Terrified for your kids after Jayme Closs kidnapping? Here's how to react  Star Tribune

Parents' natural response to abductions is to rein kids in. Experts say that's the wrong thing to do.


'Virtual Kidnapping' Has SoCal Police Alerting Local Schools  Campus Safety Magazine

There have been two separate reports of parents receiving phone calls that their children have been abducted and will be killed unless they send money.


Former SCS worker accused of two kidnapping attempts indicted on new charge  WREG NewsChannel 3

She said it's been a grueling decade in and out of police stations dealing with the same man: Tavius Woods.


Reporter sues government after his passport invalidated  Japan Today

A Japanese journalist known for covering war zones sued the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday after it invalidated his passport and demanded he surrender it, ...


'I have a knife at your neck.' Elizabeth Smart recounts her kidnapping in Hattiesburg  Hattiesburg American

Child abduction survivor Elizabeth Smart delivers a message of hope and healing to Pine Grove audience.


Wisconsin man arrested in teen's abduction, parents' deaths  The Associated Press

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a baffling scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three ...


Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart to speak at OU - 2019 - Campus and Community - News - OU Magazine  News at OU

Elizabeth Smart, who captured the nation's attention when she was abducted from her home in 2002, will speak at Oakland University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, ...


2 kidnapped Texas children found safe; Truck driver arrested  550 KTSA

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a truck driver accused of kidnapping two children in Texas has been arrested on northern Arizona and the boy and girl ...


Stranger danger in Norton Commons: Tips to keep your children safe  Courier Journal

Louisville police has received calls about attempted child abductions in Norton Commons. What else can parents do to protect their kids?


Sex offender tries to kidnap 2 kids at a California park, held down by family, bystanders  WTVD-TV

A registered sex offender allegedly tried to kidnap two children from a Lake Elsinore, California park, but the victims' family members chased the man down and ...


Any Deaths of the Children I’ve Kidnapped Are Strictly the Fault of Parents Who Didn’t Pay the Ransom  Slate

We have your children. Right now, they are safe and well—most of them, anyway—and you can refer to our previous correspondence for details about what to ...


Fort Jackson police searching for would-be kidnappers after abduction attempt on base  The State

Fort Jackson police are searching for suspects in an attempted child abduction on the military base.


What the Jayme Closs Kidnapping Means to School Bus Stop Safety - STN Media  School Transportation News

A child abduction case in Wisconsin that recently made international headlines has refocused attention on school bus stop safety. The role that bus drivers may ...


Child grabbed in Georgetown in what police call a “kidnapping offense”  Washington Post

A woman grabbed a child in Georgetown on Tuesday during an alleged kidnaping offense, the D.C. police said. In a statement issued late Tuesday night, the ...


Parents prepare their kids on how to avoid a potential kidnapping  wpde.com

Many parents have been on edge since 13-year-old Hania Aguilar disappeared in Lumberton, NC. Experts say communication with your kids is critical when ...


Duo Tries to Kidnap Child at Fort Worth Walmart: Police  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Fort Worth police are looking for a man and woman who tried to kidnap a young child from a Walmart store.


How To Talk To Your Kids About Kidnapping, Prevent Child Abductions | Crime Time  Oxygen

Kidnapping is a rare occurence, but it still happens to families all over the country. Here's what you need to be teaching your children. By Jill Sederstrom ...


Girl, 16, abducted from Penn Hills home found safe in McKeesport; ex-boyfriend taken into custody  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A missing teenage girl from Penn Hills was found injured but alive Wednesday and her ex-boyfriend was arrested and charged with kidnapping after a ...


Jewish sect members accused of kidnapping children in New York  BBC News

Four members of a Jewish sect have been charged with kidnapping a young brother and sister in New York state. Prosecutors say the men belong to the ...


Chandler police remove kids from home after sick child not taken to hospital  AZFamily

Chandler police had to force entry into a home to check on a toddler who was suffering from a potentially life-threatening fever.


KTAR.com Idaho man who allegedly kidnapped his 3 children arrested in Arizona  KTAR.com

Law enforcement officials in Arizona arrested an Idaho man Wednesday who allegedly kidnapped his three children and threatened to take them to Mexico.


Elizabeth Smart announces the birth of her third child  TODAY

Elizabeth Smart has given birth to a baby girl! The child safety activist and kidnapping survivor announced the birth of her third child with husband Matthew ...


Grindr and Tinder 'must not risk children's safety'  BBC News

Dating apps Grindr and Tinder are to be asked to explain to the government how they protect children, after an investigation claimed minors are put at risk of ...


‘Abducted in Plain Sight’: Doc Is Stranger-Than-Fiction Tale of 1970s Kidnapping  Rolling Stone

The true crime documentary, Abducted in Plain Sight, which recently appeared on Netflix, initially seems to be a nightmarish but otherwise unremarkable ...


ECSO alerts public on child abduction in Escambia County  WEAR

UPDATE: [12/4/2018 11:00 p. m. ] Imagine your child coming home from school telling you a stranger tried to lure them in their car, offering to give them a ride ...


Jayme Closs, Elizabeth Smart and other kidnapping survivors found safe  Fox News

Jayme Closs, the Wisconsin teenager missing since October, was found alive Thursday.


After a tragic abduction: The 3 things parents most want to know  WRAL.com

The horrifying kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar has struck terror into the hearts of countless parents. The fact that the person who did this has ...


Woman charged with kidnapping after allegedly grabbing girl on Georgetown street  Washington Post

A woman who allegedly tried to kidnap a 6-year-old girl from a Georgetown street Tuesday was arrested Friday, authorities said. On Tuesday about 4:55 p.m., ...


Storm in China over child abduction bid  South China Morning Post

A Chinese father's harrowing story of how his toddler was almost abducted by strangers in broad daylight this week has sparked online criticism of Beijing police ...


How kidnapping survivor Midsi Sanchez uses her trauma to help missing and exploited children  CNN

Midsi Sanchez, 27, has spent the last decade advocating for missing and exploited children.


India WhatsApp 'child kidnap' rumours claim two more victims  BBC News

Indian police have arrested 16 people after two men became the latest victims of hysteria over WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers. The men had stopped to ...


The Dangers of the Mall and How to Keep Your Kids Safe This Holiday Season  Inside Edition

Are your children really safe at the mall? Inside Edition found stories of a series of men who were busted for exposing themselves at shopping centers across the ...


Sanders attempted kidnapping: Blonde woman tried to lure girl to ‘surprise birthday party’  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Corpus Christi ISD police are investigating an attempted\u00a0kidnapping at Sanders Elementary.


Vallejo’s stranger abduction survivor Midsi Sanchez starts child safety foundation  East Bay Times

CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device. The future is assured for no one, but for a child who survives a harrowing ...


Police in Italy rescue 51 children kidnapped on school bus that was set ablaze  Press Herald

MILAN — A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, threatening them over a 40-minute ordeal before setting the ...


Elizabeth Smart says it’s ‘incomprehensible’ that one of her captors will go free years earlier than expected  The Washington Post

Wanda Barzee helped steal Smart from her bedroom in Salt Lake City in 2002, when she was just 14, and hold her captive for 9 months.


Mississippi man pleads for help in finding his 2 children kidnapped by ex-wife in Denmark  Jackson Clarion Ledger

I don't know when I will be able to see my children again. I don't know where they are or if they're OK,” says Bart Critser, who was awarded custody.


In moving speech, kidnap survivor Elizabeth Smart comforts Jayme Closs' community  ABC News

Elizabeth Smart is speaking to Jayme Closs' neighbors in the wake of her kidnapping.


Child abduction alert issued for three children last seen in Sealy, Texas  WOAI

Law enforcement has issued a child abduction alert Saturday for three children. The Texas Department of Public Safety issued an Amber Alert Saturday for three ...


Boy who reported abduction in Hiram also reported another abduction recently  MDJOnline.com

A boy who told deputies he was abducted at a Hiram sporting goods store today is the same 9-year-old who told sheriff's detectives he had been abducted ...


Details emerge about kidnapping, fatal shooting of Ohio State-Mansfield student  The Columbus Dispatch

Skylar Williams, 20, was abducted Monday morning at gunpoint from the Mansfield campus by the father of her child, Ty'rell Pounds, 24. Pounds was killed by ...


Kidnapped and held captive at 12: KC-area woman recounts journey to freedom  KSHB

Rosalynn McGinnis was just 10 years old when the abuse began. Only two years later, she was kidnapped and held captive for nearly 20 years before good ...


Amber Alert canceled: San Jose mother arrested for abducting her children  KTVU San Francisco

A San Jose mother, who police said kidnapped her two children, has been taken into custody in Colorado.


Court Docs: Kidnapping Suspect Raped Woman in Front of 5-Year-Old Son  NECN

A man who allegedly kidnapped a woman and her child in New Hampshire, drove them to Vermont and sexually assaulted the woman in a hotel room in front of ...


A stranger with $100 bills: How an Iowa man tried to kidnap at least 19 kids across the state  Des Moines Register

In the span of five months, one man tried to entice at least 19 Iowa kids and sexually abused two of them, according to state investigators.


In Iowa, 48 juveniles have gone missing in July. Here's why that number may be misleading.  USA TODAY

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — As the search for a missing University of Iowa student continues, much has been made of a startling statistic on missing persons in that ...


Family’s code word system thwarts attempted abduction of 10 year old  WREG NewsChannel 3

A 10-year-old escaped what appears to have been an attempted abduction all thanks to a secret code word.


San Jose mom in Amber Alert arrested in Colorado; children safe  East Bay Times

A San Jose woman who triggered an Amber Alert after taking off with her kids during a supervised visit was arrested Monday in Colorado Springs, and her ...


SA Kidnappings: How to keep your children safe  Jacaranda FM

The recent kidnapping of Sydenham schoolboy Miguel Louw has left many parents in South Africa worrying about their children's safety. The 10-year-old went ...


Kidnapped 1-year-old located, found safe  11Alive.com WXIA

The Henry County Police Department said the 1-year-old who was kidnapped has been found safe. Authorities issued an Amber Alert to help locate Bryson M.


Abducted Midsi Sanchez raising money for child safety program  KTVU San Francisco

Almost two decades ago, Midsi Sanchez was 8 years old when she survived a harrowing ordeal when she was abducted by a stranger in Vallejo.


FBI creates team to combat kidnapping  KALB News

Law enforcement agencies from all over Central Louisiana gathered for special training to combat kidnapping.


Tucson parents accused of kidnapping kids are facing child pornography charges  Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson couple accused of kidnapping their kids by using a stun gun on a child welfare worker are suspected of being involved with child pornography, and ...


Father charged with kidnapping, child abuse and neglect in case of missing 3-year-old  News3LV

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on charges related to a 3-year-old who has been missing since August. Ricky Beasley faces charges of kidnapping and ...


'We brought him home'  Lowell Sun

LOWELL -- A Lawrence man wanted for the parental kidnapping of his 14-month-old son has been captured in Mexico City, while the missing child is safe and ...


LMPD: Woman who claimed attempted abduction at Walmart charged with 'filing false report'  WHAS11.com

UPDATE: The woman who took to social media and claimed her someone tried to snatch her baby is now being charged with filing a false police report.


UPDATE: Chippewa County Child Found After Being Abducted By Two Armed Suspects  9&10 News

Two men have been arrested in an intense kidnapping case out of Chippewa County. The 5-year-old police say they took is now safe. Around 7:15 Wednesday ...


Police: Woman accused of posing as CPS worker in attempt to kidnap 3-week-old baby  KTNV Las Vegas

Las Vegas police are investigating the attempted kidnapping of a 3-week-old baby by a woman who posed as a Child Protective Services worker.


Man arrested for attempted child abduction in Skokie  WLS-TV

Skokie Police arrested a man after he allegedly attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl on Tuesday.


St. Mary's Police searching for suspect in possible attempted child abduction  WIBW

The St. Mary's Police Dept. is searching for the man who may have tried abducting a child Monday afternoon, not far from both the elementary school and the ...


Perspective | Most kidnapped children are taken by a parent. That doesn't mean they're safe.  The Washington Post

When my client told me her abusive ex-boyfriend had shown up after a long absence, beaten her and kidnapped their children, I assumed the police would ...