It was six years ago that Long Island native Bob Levinson, a retired FBI agent, was kidnapped during a private trip to Iran.
A woman is safe and two young men are being credited with ensuring that after police in Katonah say she was the victim of a kidnapping attempt.
A New Jersey man who kept his girlfriend locked in their bedroom for extended periods over two years has been sentenced to 5 years in prison.
Police spent the weekend looking for a man and a woman who witnesses said were kidnapped by two men in a dark-colored minivan just before 7 p.m. Friday near 173rd Street and Haven Avenue.
The jury has had the case since Thursday. If convicted on the most serious charge, Gilberto Valle could face a possible life sentence.
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.