Last week, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert for two boys after their grandmother was tied up and the boys were taken from her.
Days ago, the department began receiving reports that the boys' father, Josh Hakken, had arrived in Havana on his boat along with his wife.
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According to police reports, Kelly Major Cooper, 46, allegedly kidnapped a 10-year-old boy from a party in West Park several weeks ago.
Cooper then allegedly took the boy to his son's Dania Beach residence, where he locked the child in a bedroom. Cooper then raped the boy and forced him to perform ... More >>
Last June, police got a call that a man had beat and choked a woman he allegedly forced into prostitution.
When cops caught up with the man -- 34-year-old Robert Burton -- they pulled him over. He had three women and a little kid riding with him in the vehicle at the time. The boy, a 7-year-o ... More >>
A West Palm Beach man and four others have been indicted in Philadelphia for beating and locking several mentally disabled people in basement dungeons in three states for years at a time to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars of Social \Security benefits.
The 196-count indictment accuses West Pa ... More >>
Our Miami compatriots told you yesterday about Robert Brown, the Tampa children's entertainer arrested this week on charges he was planning on kidnapping a child to rape, murder, and eat him -- quite literally the stuff of nightmares.He claims it was all just fantasy -- which, though it's unseemly, ... More >>
See also "Dash to Dubai: An FBI Fugitive Explains Why She Kidnapped Her Daughter and Fled Fort Lauderdale"Leslie Delbecq is a fugitive. She has a most-wanted profile, as do her parents.Since kidnapping her daughter from Fort Lauderdale in August of 2010 and fleeing to Dubai, Delbecq has been pursued ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeRamon RosarioRamon Rosario, a 19-year-old member of a racketeering enterprise known as the "Head Shot Committee," was sentenced yesterday to 270 years in prison for what the State Attorney's Office calls a string of crimes that "terrorized the northern end of Pal ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeAniel Escobar, convicted murderer/rapist, was sentenced to 60 years in prison.Aniel Escobar's girlfriend came over to his West Palm Beach home last September with her twin sister and 1-year-old kid after Escobar had requested $250 to pay his electric bill.Instead ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeMarcus McFaddenAfter hopping into a woman's car at a red light and trying to rape her in Delray Beach in 2009, Marcus Christian McFadden is headed to prison.For his 31st birthday yesterday, McFadden received a 30-year prison sentence from a Palm Beach County judg ... More >>
Erosion -- and kidnappers -- awaited us on a road outside Port-au-Prince.It was my first day in Haiti when my translator and I were nearly kidnapped. If things had gone down differently that day, the two of us may have ended up tortured and held for ransom. Or maybe dragged out of our car and bea ... More >>
Flickr photo by Gage SkidmoreConsidering all the national story lines in the Ron Klein-Allen West showdown for Congress, it's surprising that no one has revisited the most bizarre episodes of the pair's 2008 clash. I'm referring to the moment in July 2008 when West, who was then an obscure candid ... More >>
Boynton Beach Police DepartmentThe Boynton Police have released news about the girl "abducted" in Boynton today: It was her dad. And he wasn't kidnapping her, just being extra persuasive about getting her back in his car. The father had just dropped his 5-year-old son at the bus stop when his dau ... More >>
Flickr: insectoverlordsYorvit TorrealbaYorbit Torrealba, the Rockies catcher who lives in Hollywood during the offseason, hit the two-run homer yesterday to cement his team's against the defending World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies. But Torrealba had been feeling lucky long before he con ... More >>
On a day people in other parts of the world were paying ransom to pirates, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department was cold bustin' em. Just ask 20-year-old Latesha
Raines, of Miami, and 37-year-old Alora Berrian, of Lauderhill,
who were arrested yesterday by FLPD at at a house allegedly stocked ... More >>