• Probationer accused of attempting to kidnap students pleads not guilty

    A 24-year-old probationer accused of attempting to abduct two children from an elementary school in Desert Hot Springs pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple felony charges. Yessica Chavez Mercado, who was arrested at Bella Vista Elementary on Tuesday after being detained by school staff, was charged with kidnapping and attempted kidnapping, along with a misdemeanor […]

  • Charges expected for woman accused of attempting to kidnap students

    Felony charges are expected to be filed Thursday against a probationer accused of attempting to abduct two children from an elementary school in Desert Hot Springs. Yessica Mercado Chavez, 24, was arrested Tuesday and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of attempted kidnapping and violating the terms of her probation, […]

  • Six men charged in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor

    Six men were charged Thursday in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to a federal criminal complaint. The six individuals charged in the Western District of Michigan with conspiracy to kidnap are Michigan residents Adam Fox, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, Brandon Caserta, and Delaware resident Barry Croft. The FBI became […]

  • Kidnapping, Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested in Temecula

    A Moreno Valley man who allegedly posed as a ride-share driver before kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in Temecula has been arrested, authorities said Tuesday. Luis Fernando Alba was arrested Monday in Moreno Valley for allegedly carjacking the vehicle he used to kidnap and sexually assault the victim. The carjacking was reported Saturday in […]

  • Texas Man Wanted to Rape, Kill, Cannibalize Child

    A Texas man who wanted to rape, murder and cannibalize a child was arrested thanks to an investigation that was started by a Florida sheriff’s office. Alexander Barter, 21, was arrested at his home in Joaquin, Texas on Oct. 19 following an investigation started by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, including Immigration Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security […]

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