Pedro Rios, 57, is accused of kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, and hindering apprehension.
The NYPD said a career criminal pulled another fast one late last week, but this time the staged kidnapping was reportedly a hoax to explain a long absence to his girlfriend.
Police said these phone scams are a growing problem, so what can you do to protect yourself? One piece of advice, police said, is if you get a phone call from an area code and phone number you don’t recognize, don’t answer the phone.
In the wake of a spike in incidents, Suffolk County police issued a warning Tuesday about a telephone scam in which people are tricked into wiring money for what they think is a family member in trouble.
Twenty years ago this week the kidnapping, imprisonment, and torture of a Long Island child captured the attention of a nation.
Police have arrested three men, and were searching Sunday night for a woman, for allegedly forcing their way into a woman’s apartment and going on to rob and kidnap her boyfriend.
Ryan Mixon and Andres Lozano were arrested Saturday after allegedly trying to shake down an amateur record producer for $50,000, police said.
A father and son are under arrest for allegedly kidnapping a man at gunpoint and forcing him to drive them around for nearly two hours, Suffolk County Police said.
Gilberto Valle, 28, is a married, six-year veteran of the force assigned to the 26th Precinct. He is accused of planning to kidnap, cook and eat — as many as 100 women. Investigators said his meticulous plan included the intentional torture of his victims.
Yvette Torres, 49, surrendered to authorities at Kennedy Airport earlier this month, authorities said.
A seventeen year veteran detective of the Brooklyn gang unit is being questioned in connection to the discovery of a kidnapping victim in his garage.
A Queens man has been arrested on charges of robbery and attempted kidnapping after assaulting a female employee at a Long Island mall.
Regina Baker, 29, was found dead inside a vacant townhouse on June 19 on on South 15th Street in Newark, authorities said. She was shot multiple times after being abducted in Jersey City, according to police.
David Bradley, 39, is now alleged to have pretended to be an ICE agent on five separate occasions, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.
A frantic search is underway on Saturday for a missing five-year-old New Jersey boy who police said was kidnapped by his own grandfather. Police issued an Amber Alert for David Lundy of West Windsor in Mercer County.