Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly tried to snatch a child from a school in Queens.
Kenneth Bass, 52, and Julia Lopez, 37 are charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, rape, criminal sex act, assault, and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Patz’s 1979 disappearance caused a frenzy in New York City. It also prompted huge changes in the way missing child cases were handled. Patz was the first missing child to appear on the back of a milk carton.
Ann Pettway turned herself in to the FBI last January and was charged with felony kidnapping after admitting to abducting Carlina White in 1987.
According to detectives, 42-year-old Scott Sherman surrendered to members of the Nassau County Bureau of Special Operations after an eight-hour standoff with police.
Steven Benoit, 25, and 19-year-old Jasmine Wilkins, were arrested Monday for allegedly kidnapping a 28-year-old woman.
Last Thurday, a 10-year-old boy told police that, as he was walking home from school around 3:15 p.m., a man tried to lure him to a vehicle.
Police caught her at the train station. They don’t know where she was planning to go, but believe she felt she could better care for the child than the child’s own parents.
Years before a widely publicized reunion between a girl who was snatched from a New York hospital and her birth mother, Connecticut’s child protection agency had doubts about the true identity of the girl, who was raised under a false name in Bridgeport, a department spokesman said Saturday.
One police officer received a grazing gunshot wound and was treated at the scene. A police dog was shot in the abdomen and was in stable condition Thursday morning.
Connecticut police say a convicted sex offender has been charged with snatching a woman from a Norwalk parking lot and raping her.
Isaac Peterson was released from Albany Medical Center, where he was treated for gunshot wounds, and arraigned before Albany City Court Judge Thomas Keefe. He was sent to the county jail without bail.
According to police, the 20-year-old suspect met the young girl online.
Police in Suffolk County said a routine traffic stop uncovered a bizarre kidnapping plot.
State prisons officials say a man awaiting trial on attempted murder and other charges has apparently committed suicide in his cell.