kidnapping

A supposed photograph of Bob Levinson e-mailed anonymously to the family in 2011 (credit: FBI)

Wife Of Kidnap Victim Bob Levinson Receives Profiles In Courage Award

It was six years ago that Long Island native Bob Levinson, a retired FBI agent, was kidnapped during a private trip to Iran.

05/05/2013

Katonah Metro-North Railroad Station (file / credit: MTA)

Police: Good Samaritans Helped Catch Suspect In Katonah Kidnapping Attempt

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.

04/17/2013

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New Jersey Man Gets Five Years For Holding Girlfriend Captive

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.

04/12/2013

Washington Heights 'Abduction' (credit: NYPD)

Cops: Washington Heights Abduction Was Surprise Birthday Hoax

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.

04/01/2013

Gilberto Valle (credit: Facebook)

Jurors Review Testimony In ‘Cannibal Cop’ Deliberations

The jury has had the case since Thursday. If convicted on the most serious charge, Gilberto Valle could face a possible life sentence.

03/11/2013

Pedro Rios is accused of kidnapping a child younger than 13 to sexually assault her. (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Prosecutors: Newark Man Charged With Kidnapping Child To Sexually Assault

Pedro Rios, 57, is accused of kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, and hindering apprehension.

03/05/2013

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Report: Man Fakes Kidnapping To Avoid Angry Girlfriend

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.

03/03/2013

Chase Bank on Saddle River Road (file / credit: Google Maps)

It’s Happened Again: Police In New Jersey Warn Of Hostage-Taking Scam

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.

02/15/2013

Glowing Telephone (credit: clipart.com)

Suffolk County Police Warn Of Costly Telephone Scam

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.

01/15/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: 2 Decades After Being Held In A Suburban Dungeon, Katie Beers Breaks Her Silence

Twenty years ago this week the kidnapping, imprisonment, and torture of a Long Island child captured the attention of a nation.

01/14/2013

Lisa Hylton, 35, is wanted for allegedly attacking a woman, and robbing and kidnapping her boyfriend, in the Bronx. (Credit: NYPD)

3 Arrested, Woman Wanted In Bronx Robbery, Kidnapping

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.

12/02/2012

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Police: Amateur Rappers Arrested In Extortion Plot

Ryan Mixon and Andres Lozano were arrested Saturday after allegedly trying to shake down an amateur record producer for $50,000, police said.

12/02/2012

Latif and Sheldon Davis (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Father, Son Accused Of Kidnapping Long Island Driver

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.

11/26/2012

Gil Valle (Facebook)

NYPD Officer Accused In Monstrous Plot To Kidnap, Cook Women

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.

10/25/2012

Yvette Torres (credit: FBI)

Mom Accused Of Kidnapping Daughter 12 Years Ago Surrenders

Yvette Torres, 49, surrendered to authorities at Kennedy Airport earlier this month, authorities said.

09/14/2012

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