Kidnapping

FILE - In a Monday, July 11, 2005 file photo, Kelly Frank sits in court during a hearing, in Conrad, Mont. Frank, once accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman’s son and nanny, was released in mid-November 2018 from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole and is under the supervision of parole officials. (Robin Loznak/Great Falls Tribune via AP, File)
December 22, 2018 - 2:25 pm
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A man once accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman's son and nanny has been released from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole. The Great Falls Tribune reported Saturday that Kelly Allen Frank...
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Relyn Estrada
NYPD
December 18, 2018 - 10:45 am
The NYPD apprehended an alleged kidnapper following a dramatic altercation in Queens over the weekend, and now the Special Victims Unit is asking for the public to contact them if they know of any more possible victims.
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Alex Salas inset
1010 WINS/Google Street View
December 15, 2018 - 2:54 pm
A Good Samaritan ran outside with a baseball bat in his underwear to confront a registered sex offender, also armed with a bat, who was trying to kidnap an 11-year-old girl in Queens on Saturday morning, the Good Samaritan and police tell 1010 WINS.
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December 12, 2018 - 3:39 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Brazilian couple to minimal prison sentences for helping their daughter kidnap their grandson, who has been living in Brazil for the last five years after being taken from Texas. Carlos Guimaraes was sentenced to three months in prison while his wife...
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This undated photo provided by Robeson County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Ray McLellan. A statement issued by the FBI says McLellan has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar. The 34-year-old McLellan faces first degree murder and other charges. He is being held without bond in the Robeson County Detention Center. He will appear in court at the Robeson County Courthouse on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (Robeson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 11:51 am
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested and charged a man with killing a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped last month from a North Carolina mobile home park. The FBI said early Saturday that Michael Ray McLellan has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Hania Noelia...
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December 06, 2018 - 5:11 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- An ex-convict accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old Rochester girl earlier this week and taking her to New York City has been arrested on sexual abuse and other charges. Robert Gonzalez was charged Thursday in Rochester City Court with criminal sex act, use of a child in a sex...
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November 24, 2018 - 11:57 am
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The official death toll has risen in an attack on a police station in the southeastern Libyan oasis town of Tazirbu, which authorities are attributing to Islamic State radicals. In a Saturday statement, the United Nations said at least eight civilians were killed in the...
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This combination photo shows wanted posters issued by Kenya's National Police Service on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 showing three men Yusuf Kuno Adan, Ibrahim Adan Omar, and Said Adan Abdi, who are wanted in connection with the kidnapping of 23-year-old Italian volunteer Silvia Costanza Romano in Kenya. Kenyan police have identified three suspects in the kidnapping of the Italian woman and are offering a reward of one million shillings ($9,750) for information leading to their arrest. Swahili reads "Be alert, don't stay quiet". (Kenya National Police Service via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 9:12 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police have identified three suspects in the kidnapping of an Italian woman and are offering a reward of one million shillings ($9,750) for information leading to their arrest. There has been no claim of responsibility for the first kidnapping of a foreigner in the East...
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A Kenyan police officer talks on his phone inside the compound of the command centre that is directing operations in the search for kidnapped Italian volunteer Silvia Costanza Romano, in Malindi, Kenya Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Gunmen firing indiscriminately on Tuesday kidnapped Romano, a 23-year-old volunteer working with Kenyan students, from the village of Chakama in Kilifi county. (AP Photo)
November 23, 2018 - 4:23 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenyan authorities are optimistic they will find an Italian woman kidnapped by gunmen this week, the national police chief said Friday, citing "very valuable information" given by people in custody. Three "persons of interest" are among 20 people held as police investigate...
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Villagers look up as a Kenyan police helicopter flies above the scene of an attack by gunmen who kidnapped an Italian volunteer, in the village of Chakama, in coastal Kilifi county, Kenya Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Gunmen shot indiscriminately, kidnapped the Italian woman and wounded a number of Kenyans late Tuesday according to police. (AP Photo)
November 21, 2018 - 11:24 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen firing indiscriminately into a coastal trading center kidnapped an Italian woman and wounded several other people in the first kidnapping of a foreigner in Kenya in several years, authorities and witnesses said Wednesday. Silvia Costanza Romano, a 23-year-old volunteer...
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