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June 18, 1992
The release of the last known living Western hostages held in Lebanon ends a crisis in relations between the West and Lebanon, Syria and Iran that has been going on since 1984. Their kidnapping was state-sponsored terrorism.Germany made some concessions in the treatment of two convicted terrorists in German prisons to buy their freedom, but so long as the concessions are reasonable, that price is not too high.Of 92 Western hostages seized while going about their daily business in Lebanon from 1984 to 1991, eight are known dead and three presumed dead.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | February 4, 2014
What began as a traffic stop by Laurel police early Tuesday resulted in the arrest of two men in connection with a home invasion and kidnapping. Donte Powell, 27, of Washington, and Douglas Mention, 26, of South Carolina, are charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and weapons charges in connection with the Feb. 4 incident.  According to police, at about 1:16 a.m. an officer observed a car without its headlights on traveling the wrong way...
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January 12, 2010
The suspect in the slaying of an 11-year-old Salisbury girl found dead Christmas Day was indicted Monday on charges of kidnapping, child abduction and burglary, according to online court records. Thomas J. Leggs Jr. will face additional charges, authorities have said. A medical examiner has determined that Sarah Haley Foxwell's death was a homicide. Her body was found Christmas Day. Leggs, 30, has convictions for sex offenses in Maryland and Delaware. - Associated Press
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
Four men have pleaded guilty in a scheme to extort money and heroin by kidnapping an 8-year-old boy, according to the Baltimore State's Attorney's office. Raheem Taylor, Randy Ennis, Gary Stokes and Nathaniel Booker pleaded guilty on Friday to charges related to the incident on July 11, 2011, prosecutors said. The boy was walking with another child in the in the 300 block of Gwynn Avenue in the Allendale neighborhood, authorities said, when Taylor threw him into the trunk of a green car driven by Stokes.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
A Baltimore County jury on Thursday found a city man guilty in the rape and kidnapping of 17-year-old community college student last October. William Justin Campbell, 25, was found guilty of rape, kidnapping and robbery. He faces a sentence of life plus 20 years. His co-defendant, Kenyon Travis Waller, 22, has a trial scheduled to begin August 12. "Waller and Campbell are dangerous people," Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson said in November following the two men's arrest a month later.
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By Larry Carson larry.carson@baltsun.com | December 24, 2009
A 21-year old North Laurel man is in the Howard County Detention Center, held on $350,000 bail and facing charges that he robbed two different people at knifepoint in the same shopping center on the same day, including one incident that involved a kidnapping and carjacking. Nortel Maurice Clayton, who lived with his family in the 9500 block Canterbury Riding, also in North Laurel, was arrested Wednesday night while seeking treatment for a minor injury at the Prince George's County Hospital Center, according to county police.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2011
A teenage girl was kidnapped by four men in Woodlawn, driven to an unfamiliar location and sexually assaulted on Nov. 1, police said. At about 3 p.m. that day, the 15-year-old was walking in the 1800 block of Woodlawn Drive when men in a teal, four-door sedan approached, according to a statement Wednesday from the Baltimore County Police Department. Two of the men were wearing ski masks, police said. One of the unmasked men began talking to the victim, displayed a handgun and then forced her into the car, according to police.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2012
Two men were given life sentences Tuesday for their roles in the May 2010 kidnapping and rape of a woman who was stranded in downtown Baltimore and seeking help, prosecutors said. Jerome Lee, 29, and Jamal Richards, 28, were convicted by Baltimore juries in November. On May 22, 2010, the men were driving when they saw a woman on North Eutaw Street seeking assistance and they offered to drive her home, according to a statement from the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office.
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By Julie Scharper | julie.scharper@baltsun.com | December 30, 2009
Authorities are seeking at least two other potential victims of the man charged with kidnapping an 11-year-old Salisbury girl whose body was found on Christmas Day, the Wicomico County state's attorney said. "I have reason to believe there are other victims out there who have not come forward before," said State's Attorney Davis Ruark, adding that authorities have received information about potential adult victims. Thomas J. Leggs Jr, 30, is being held without bond in the disappearance of Sarah Haley Foxwell, his former girlfriend's niece, who was seen leaving her bedroom with him last week, according to court documents.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
Detectives in Aberdeen received a tip they hoped would be their big break: A prisoner seeking leniency said he knew the man who abducted the mother of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. But nearly nine months after the bizarre kidnapping, no suspect has been identified and police still don't know of a motive in the case, in which Violet R. Ripken was taken from her home by an unknown assailant and safely returned nearly 24 hours later. Michael Wayne Molitor claimed last year to know what happened and gave police a name; in return, police helped persuade a judge to grant him bail after a string of drug offenses.
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By Mary David | September 9, 2013
The suicide of former school bus driver and Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro comes with mixed sentiments, but it serves as a reminder that many other predators like him still live and work among us. People across America can no longer claim, "It doesn't happen here. " The Cleveland kidnappings are a horrific but timely reminder that sexual slavery exists in our neighborhoods and in every state across America. We just aren't looking. And we aren't speaking out. Our young adults are the ones paying the price.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2013
Hoping to reignite interest in the bizarre kidnapping and mysterious return of his mother, former Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. has announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the man responsible. "In our minds, this is important, not only for us and our community, but for all communities," Ripken said Thursday. "We would like to get closure on this case and give all of us some peace of mind. " The announcement comes just over a year after Vi Ripken was kidnapped at gunpoint from her Aberdeen home of more than five decades, then driven around in her Lincoln Town Car. She was released within yards of her house about 24 hours later.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
One year after she was abducted at gunpoint and taken on a daylong trek in the back seat of her Lincoln Town Car, Vi Ripken still can't help worrying when she pulls into a parking spot and another car pulls up behind her. Ripken, the 75-year-old mother of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. , said in her first interview about the abduction last July 24 that she often finds herself startled by "thoughts you shouldn't be thinking. " Her captor remains at large, and police are again appealing to the public for clues.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
A Baltimore County jury on Thursday found a city man guilty in the rape and kidnapping of 17-year-old community college student last October. William Justin Campbell, 25, was found guilty of rape, kidnapping and robbery. He faces a sentence of life plus 20 years. His co-defendant, Kenyon Travis Waller, 22, has a trial scheduled to begin August 12. "Waller and Campbell are dangerous people," Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson said in November following the two men's arrest a month later.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2013
Memories of the 1933 kidnapping in Baltimore of Albert Hendler, scion of the wealthy and prominent Hendler Creamery Co. family, have recently been revived in an exhibition of documents relating to the case at the Crime Museum in Washington. The nation was still jittery after the shocking nighttime kidnapping a year earlier of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., son of aviartion hero Charles A. Lindbergh Sr. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, from the crib of his home near Hopewell, N.J. Hendler was the son of Lionel Manuel Hendler, the founder in 1905 of the Hendler Creamery Co. in the 1100 block of E. Baltimore St. Early in 1929, the elder Hendler, who was a philanthropist, had sold his company to Borden's for 79,000 shares of Borden's stock in a deal that was estimated at the time to be worth $6 million.
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May 13, 2013
Having read your report, the story of the kidnapping and imprisonment of three women in Cleveland makes no sense whatever ("Women's 'nightmare is over,'" May 8). If true, something is drastically wrong with America. I am incredulous the women were held against their will for 10 years, incredulous that neighbors blame the police when the captives were right next door, incredulous one of the prisoners could have given birth and cared for a child for six years without anyone asking questions.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2010
The three Baltimore police officers accused of dumping a West Baltimore teen in a Howard County park last year with no shoes or a cell phone turned themselves in Wednesday and were being held as of late afternoon on six-figure bails. Tyrone Francis, 29, Gregory Hellen, 30, and Milton G. Smith III, 32, were indicted by a city grand jury on charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, second-degree assault and misconduct in office Tuesday. On May 4, 2009, a teen said the officers pulled him into a police van and drove him into Patapsco State Park in Ellicott City, snapping his cell phone and leaving him there without shoes.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | November 15, 1991
A Crofton man faces up to 30 years in prison after admitting yesterday that he kidnapped a county police officer while being driven to jail in August 1990.Harold Dean Rogers Jr., 29, of the 1900 block of Cambridge Drive, pleaded guilty in county Circuit Court to kidnapping, robbery and battery in connection with the Aug. 28, 1990, abduction of Officer Janice J. Schwartz.In return for the guilty pleas, any sentences Rogers receives will run concurrently, said Assistant State's Attorney Ronald M. Naditch.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
Detectives in Aberdeen received a tip they hoped would be their big break: A prisoner seeking leniency said he knew the man who abducted the mother of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. But nearly nine months after the bizarre kidnapping, no suspect has been identified and police still don't know of a motive in the case, in which Violet R. Ripken was taken from her home by an unknown assailant and safely returned nearly 24 hours later. Michael Wayne Molitor claimed last year to know what happened and gave police a name; in return, police helped persuade a judge to grant him bail after a string of drug offenses.
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By Lawrence A. Peskin | January 23, 2013
The State Department is probably very pleased with the outcome of last week's hostage crisis in Algeria, although given the loss of innocent lives it would be impolitic for officials to say so. In case you missed it, Islamic militants had held an unspecified number of people hostage at a gas field in eastern Algeria, including a small number of Americans. Dozens of militants and hostages - including three Americans, according to the U.S. - were killed during a series of attacks by the Algerian military.
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