Saturday, May 15, 2021

Amber Alert issued for 14-month-old boy abducted near Hinton

Police have issued an Amber Alert for a 14-month-old child abducted from his home near Hinton Friday. At 2:30 a.m. this morning, police said Waylon Armstrong was abducted from his home in Brule, near Hinton. He is described as having blonde hair, brown eyes, and wearing a onesie with moose on them. (Edmonton Jouornal)

Father at centre of Amber Alert faces criminal charges

A father whose 14-month-old son was the subject of an Amber Alert last week now faces several criminal charges after the child was found unharmed and the dad was taken into custody Friday. (CBC)

Six men convicted in kidnapping and double homicide

VANCOUVER - Six men were convicted Thursday in connection with the fatal shootings of two people in an east Vancouver home that were witnessed by a young boy and were followed by the abduction and torturing of a man. (Vancouver Sun)

RCMP rescues girl held in captivity in a secured cabin near Ile a la Crosse

A girl who had been held in captivity against her will for four days in a secluded cabin in northern Saskatchewan was rescued by Saskatchewan RCMP officers. According to RCMP in a news release, officers received a report about a girl being held captive in a secluded cabin across Lac Ile a la Crosse, roughly 10 kilometres from the village of Ile a la Crosse, shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday. (The Star Phoenix)

Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso found dead

A Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso has been found dead, says his family, two days after he was abducted. Kirk Woodman, originally from Halifax, was abducted Tuesday night by a dozen gunmen at a mining site owned by Vancouver-based Progress Minerals near the border with Niger, in an area the government says is under growing threat from armed jihadists. (CBC News)

Second arrest made in kidnapping of Chinese international student

TORONTO - York Regional Police confirm a second arrest has been made in the alleged kidnapping of Chinese international student Wanzhen Lu. Police have not yet publicly identified the 33-year-old suspect but say he was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at a Brampton home on Tuesday. (CP24)
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  • Alleged kidnapper followed woman into karate dojo, it did not go well

    CHARLOTTE - A man in North Carolina allegedly attempted to kidnap a woman, but she led him somewhere he couldn't fight his way out of – a karate studio. (USA Today)

    Amber Alert issued after girl, 16, dragged into van off a NYC street

    An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday for a 16-year-old girl who was grabbed by two men and dragged into a car in the Melrose section of the Bronx. (Fox29)

    Kidnapped 8-year-old girl found safe, suspect charged

    FORT WORTH - An 8-year-old girl was found safe on Sunday after being grabbed off a street in Fort Worth, Texas, police said. Salem Sabatka was walking with her mother when she was taken and put in a vehicle. Her mother went after her but was unable to stop the kidnapping. (NBC News)

    Police rescue kidnap victim, one suspect falls from balcony during raid

    BURNABY - One man is hospital and two are in custody following a dramatic police takedown at a Metrotown apartment complex Thursday night. (Vancouver Sun)

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