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  • Ryan Rodriquez
  • Gabriel Ryan Rodriquez was reported missing this past Friday from the area of Oakland & Butte in southwest Fresno County.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, fresno, fresno county, huron, kerman, local
  • A man accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old girl, then assaulting her before dumping her in Fresno County has changed his plea.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, sex crimes, fresno, fresno central, fresno county, clovis, local
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  • Two roommates face charges of torture and murder for allegedly killing a man during the time police say they held a woman hostage.
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murder, homicide, kidnapping, fresno, local, linda mumma
  • A jury has found Renard Brooks guilty of kidnapping former Fresno County Environmental Health Director Tim Casagrande.
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court, kidnapping, crimetracker, fresno, fresno county, local, corin hoggard
  • Day of terror described by former Fresno Co. official
  • A day of terror was laid out in excruciating detail by Fresno County's former director of environmental health.
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kidnapping, crimetracker, fresno, fresno county, local, corin hoggard
  • A teenage girl is safe after she says a man tried to kidnap her. It happened on Cain and Douglas in Visalia.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, tulare county, visalia, local
  • Trial begins for man accused of kidnapping Tim Casagrande
  • Trial began Tuesday for a Fresno man accused of terrorizing a retired Fresno County official.
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fresno northeast, fresno, kidnapping, crimetracker, local, linda mumma
  • New details in former Fresno County official kidnapping
  • Trial is fast approaching for the man accused of kidnapping and robbing a retired Fresno County official last month.
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fresno, fresno northeast, kidnapping, crimetracker, local, corin hoggard
  • Fresno police say SE Fresno shooting was staged
  • The three officers that were injured in a shootout in Southeast Fresno Tuesday are out of the hospital and still recovering.
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fresno, fresno southeast, officer involved shooting, fresno county, crimetracker, sex crimes, kidnapping, local
  • PoliceOfficer
  • The three officers who were injured after a gun battle in Southeast Fresno walked right into a trap.
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fresno southeast, fresno, officer involved shooting, fresno county, crimetracker, sex crimes, kidnapping, local, stephanie stone
  • JerryVue
  • Bullet holes and broken windows mark the spot where Jerry Vue's run from the law finally came to an end.
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crimetracker, fresno, fresno southeast, officer involved shooting, fresno county, sex crimes, kidnapping, local
  • Man accused of kidnapping baby and mother in Fresno
  • A wanted man is now facing more charges after police say he kidnapped his one-week old baby and the baby's mother.
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fresno, fresno county, fresno west central, clovis, kidnapping, local
  • Man arrested for kidnapping former Fresno Co official
  • Police say security video played a key role in tracking down a violent kidnapper.
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fresno northeast, jerry dyer, kidnapping, robbery, local, rick montanez
  • Former Fresno Co Official kidnapped and robbed
  • Fresno police are looking for a gunman who kidnapped and robbed a former Fresno County official.
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fresno northeast, jerry dyer, kidnapping, robbery, local, gene haagenson
  • Fresno police investigate kidnapping of former Fresno County official
  • Fresno police are investigating the apparent kidnapping and robbery of a former Fresno County official.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, local
  • Longest-serving death row inmate returns to the Valley
  • The longest-serving inmate on death row has returned to the Central Valley.
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central valley, kidnapping, shooting, crimetracker, local, sontaya rose
  • Ayvani Hope Perez
  • A police chief says a 14-year-old girl has been found alive, more than a day after she was abducted from her family's Georgia home during a robbery.
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georgia, kidnapping, home invasion, robbery, national/world
  • Authorities investigate Harry Baker kidnapping hoax
  • Madera County sheriff's detectives are investigating phony kidnapping reports that had them looking everywhere for former County Supervisor Harry Baker.
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crimetracker, sex crimes, kidnapping, local, corin hoggard
  • Fresno woman beaten for a week is speaking out
  • A Fresno rape victim talks exclusively to Action News about being tied up and tortured for a week.
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kidnapping, crimetracker, murder, fresno, fresno central, local, sontaya rose
  • Kidnapping, murder case unfolds in Central Fresno
  • Police held a news conference regarding a gruesome kidnapping and murder that unfolded in a Central Fresno home.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, murder, fresno, fresno central, local, sontaya rose
  • In June Maria Ceja, who's also known as Teresa Robles was found guilty of first degree murder while her co-defendant, Jose Velarde was convicted of second degree murder for the death of 26-year-old Ana Diaz De Ceja.
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merced county, snelling, legrand, murder, kidnapping, local, carlos saucedo
  • Teresa Robles and Jose Velarde both pleaded "not guilty" from inside the Merced County Jail.
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court, crimetracker, murder, kidnapping, merced, merced county, snelling, planada, local, corin hoggard
  • Hannah Anderson makes her first public appearance at a fundraiser for her family in Lakeside on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.
  • Hannah Anderson was missing for nearly a week until campers spotted her with her suspected kidnapper James DiMaggio.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, murder, state, rick montanez
  • Ariel Castro appears in a Cleveland courtroom on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
  • The Cleveland man who imprisoned three women in his home, subjecting them to a decade of rapes and beatings, pleaded guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death penalty.
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ohio, kidnapping, national/world
  • The jury has reached a verdict in the case of a woman accused of murdering a mother and kidnapping her two-month-old baby.
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merced county, merced, snelling, kidnapping, murder, court, local
  • A Merced County woman accused of murdering a mother and kidnapping a baby defended herself on the witness stand Monday. However, the victim's family said her testimony is a lie.
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crimetracker, court, murder, kidnapping, snelling, merced county, merced, local, sara sandrik
  • A six hour standoff has ended peacefully in Central Fresno with a suspect in custody and a young boy reunited with his family.
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fresno, fresno central, fresno county, swat, standoff, kidnapping, local, amanda venegas
  • Booking photo of Ariel Castro, 52, after he was ordered to be held on $8 million bail
  • The Ohio attorney general says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old rescued girl
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ohio, kidnapping, national/world
  • This undated photo released by the Cleveland Police Department shows Ariel Castro.
  • Authorities have filed kidnapping and rape charges against a Cleveland man arrested after three women missing for about a decade were found alive at his home.
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ohio, kidnapping, national/world
  • There are some similarities between the Cleveland kidnapping case and the Bay Area's Jaycee Dugard case.
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kidnapping, crimetracker, missing person, merced county, merced, state, nannette miranda
  • On May 31st it will be 16 years since Vanessa Smith went missing from her North Valley neighborhood.
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kidnapping, crimetracker, missing person, merced county, merced, local, linda mumma
  • See photos from a developing story out of Ohio, where three women who went missing around a decade ago were found
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ohio, kidnapping, missing person, national/world
  • Prosecutors began laying out their case against the couple accused of murdering a woman in Merced County and kidnapping her baby boy.
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crimetracker, murder, kidnapping, snelling, merced county, merced, legrand, local, sara sandrik
  • The female suspect is being called the mastermind behind the plan to kill a Planada mother and steal her baby.
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kidnapping, crimetracker, murder, court, merced county, snelling, legrand, merced, local, stephanie stone
  • Prosecutors described a North Valley kidnapping and murder case as a "twisted tale of deception."
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crimetracker, kidnapping, murder, court, merced county, snelling, legrand, merced, local, stephanie stone
  • An unusual jury selection process is now underway in a murder and kidnapping case in the North Valley.
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crimetracker, murder, kidnapping, court, snelling, merced county, merced, local, sara sandrik
  • A Merced woman is in jail after police say she kidnapped a two-to-four-year-old boy early Friday morning.
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merced, merced county, kidnapping, local
  • The three remaining teens wanted in connection to an Exeter attempted murder and kidnapping case are now in custody.
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kidnapping, crimetracker, exeter, tulare county, tulare, visalia, farmersville, local
  • Parents and students at a South Valley middle school were on high alert after a threat was made on Facebook.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, exeter, tulare county, tulare, visalia, farmersville, local, linda mumma
  • 4 teenage boys under the age of 17 are wanted for attempted murder and kidnapping.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, exeter, tulare county, visalia, farmersville, tulare, local
  • Three people are facing robbery and kidnapping charges after a meeting set up online took a dangerous turn.
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carjacking, kidnapping, robbery, bulldog gang, crimetracker, fresno, fresno county, local, amanda perez
  • The five year old boy named Ethan has been held in an underground bunker for nearly a week now.
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kidnapping, local, rick montanez
  • Police surround a bunker where a man is holding a 5-year-old hostage he grabbed off a school bus after shooting the driver
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alabama, shooting, kidnapping, national/world
  • Authorities say a gunman intercepted a school bus, killed the driver, snatched a 6-year-old boy and retreated into a bunker at his home.
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alabama, shooting, kidnapping, national/world
  • In September, the 10-year-old girl was kidnapped in Fresno, assaulted and left bound in a field near Kerman.
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crimetracker, sex crimes, kidnapping, fresno unified school district, fresno, fresno county, local, rick montanez
  • Police say the teen made up the story, because she was having personal issues at school and at home.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, fresno, fresno county, local
  • Jason DeJesus, Chanelle Troedson
  • Authorities say the handyman was lured to the home, beaten and forced to do repair work on household appliances.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, bay area, bizarre
  • A local high school student is safe after she used scissors to fight off a would-be kidnapper.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, fresno, fresno county, local
  • One of the Chowchilla kidnappers went before a parole board Wednesday afternoon, and his parole was denied.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, chowchilla, madera county, local, linda mumma
  • Selma police are looking for two men who tried to kidnap a young girl while she was walking to school.
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crimetracker, kidnapping, selma, fresno county, fresno, local, stephanie stone