Suspect In Custody; Kids Discovered Protected After Abduction In Morgan Hill Truck Theft – CBS San Francisco
MORGAN HILL (CBS SF) – Three children stolen in a truck in a Morgan Hill Walgreens parking lot Monday night were found safe by a FedEx driver near a park in San Jose, authorities said.
Morgan Hill Police said 24-year-old Caleb Holderfield had been taken into custody on three counts of child kidnapping and endangerment, vehicle theft, driving under the influence and driving while in suspension.
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Morgan Hill police said the incident began with reports of vehicle theft and kidnapping in the parking lot of the Walgreens Drug Store on E. Dunne Ave. at around 6:30 p.m. 745 started.
Upon arrival, officers were contacted by the children’s father, who told them an unknown suspect had stolen his truck and that his three children, ages 13, 9 and 8, were in the vehicle. He had left the truck running when he ran quickly into the store.
As the father left the store, he saw his truck pull away on E. Dunne Ave, heading northbound 101. An intense spring was launched quickly.
Shortly after the nationwide notification went off, San Jose police reported that they had found the three children unharmed near Hellyer Park. A FedEx driver found the missing children and called the police. Investigators later learned that the suspect dropped the children off and fled the area in the stolen truck.
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During the investigation, Morgan Hill Police learned that the California Highway Patrol was injured in a vehicle collision in the area of 101 heading south south of Coyote Creek Dr. responded.
A truck that matched the description of the stolen vehicle had left the lane and rolled several times. CHP and Morgan Hill officials responded to the scene and located the stolen vehicle and the wanted suspect.
They took Holderfield into custody without incident and took him to a local hospital for treatment for his injuries. He w
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