Author: PIO Margo Rohrbacher
Date: March 01, 2013 11:30 AM

Kidnap Victim Gets Help Through Text Messages

San Rafael, CA – March 1, 2013.  The victim in a Thursday evening kidnapping sent text messages to a friend, who in turn notified authorities.

Last night at 10:25 p.m. San Rafael Police received a 911 call from a resident.  The male caller said that he was receiving text messages from a female acquaintance telling him that she was a passenger in a car and concerned for her personal safety.  Through text communication between the caller and his friend, it became apparent that the woman was being driven to Sonoma County against her will.  The woman continued texting her friend and he relayed that information to SRPD dispatch. She was able to provide updates on their location and a description of the car.  The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office was notified and all the information was provided to them.  They took over the case at that point. 

The Santa Rosa Police Department is handling media inquiries about this incident.  For any further information contact them at 707.543.3644.

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Last Modified: March 01, 2013 11:40 EST (by Rohrbacher)