Fremont police arrest suspected kidnapper | #childabductors


FREMONT — A man described by police as a “well known prolific offender” was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of abducting a woman he apparently knew as well as some outstanding warrants, authorities said.

The woman was found unharmed. Police have not yet said what her relationship is to the suspect, a 35-year-old Fremont man.

Police said the man is suspected of violently pulling the woman into his vehicle about 5:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of Mowry Avenue near Mission Boulevard.

Witnesses confronted the suspect but he drove off with the woman. Witnesses told police the two appeared to know each other.

Patrol officers responded and began searching for the suspect vehicle. Detectives also responded, taking over the investigation and were able to identify the suspect who they said has numerous arrests for firearms possession, felony evading, resisting arrest and possession of drugs. He also has a prior arrest for attempted homicide with a firearm and is currently on probation for felony evading, police said.

Detectives searched for him throughout the night.

At about 12:15 a.m. Thursday, detectives located the suspect vehicle and initiated a pursuit. A San Jose Police Department helicopter responded and provided air cover during the pursuit. Patrol officers were able to conduct a PIT maneuver of the suspect vehicle near Sundale Drive and Fremont Boulevard where the suspect was arrested after a short standoff, police said.

There were no injuries to community members, officers or the suspect during this incident.

The woman was not with him, but about an hour later she was located, unharmed, by detectives. Police did not say where she was located.

The suspect was booked at Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of kidnapping, felony domestic violence, false imprisonment and felony evading.



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