Abducted 15-year-old girl found safe as police tags case as a “poorly planned prank”
News reaching us reveals that Santa Rosa Police Department said on Thursday afternoon that the alleged abduction of a 15-year-old Vallejo resident was a prank. “poorly planned decided prank.”
According to Lt. Dan Marincik, a spokesperson with the department, multiple factors contributed to difficulties with the investigation, including language barriers, conflicting information and a 2.5hour delay between when the incident occurred and when it was reported. What’s more, the person who reported the girl missing was not in Sonoma County at the time of the report. Dan said deputies are following up with the persons involved in the incident to know the reason they did this.
Lt. Jeneane Kucker, a spokesperson for the department, said details of what unfolded at the Santa Rosa gas station on Wednesday are still under investigation but it appears the teen’s boyfriend and another friend staged the abduction. She said the teen’s parents “legitimately thought she was taken against her will”. she said “It’s convoluted, It’s not an abduction. She is home and safe”.
Kucker said the 15-year-old girl spent her Thursday evening in Los Angeles with friends. She couldn’t confirm whether Ionita Cimino, who was cited as a suspect in the Amber Alert, was the boyfriend.
Earlier on Thursday Morning, 18 November. an Amber Alert was issued for a Vallejo teenager who officials said may have been abducted at a Santa Rosa gas station and pushed into a vehicle by a group of men on Wednesday. The car could be on its way to Southern California, the California Highway Patrol and the Santa Rosa Police Department said.
The Amber Alert said she was pushed into a minivan from the ARCO gas station at Guerneville Road around 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday.
The California Highway Patrol said Georgiana was allegedly taken by a 20-year-old man named Ionita Cimino who was last seen driving a 2007 green Chrysler Town and Country minivan with temporary Texas plates: 12478U3.
Description of Georgiana Chozmana Bambaloi
- Sex: Female
- Age: 15
- Race: White
- Height: 5’6″ tall
- Build: Thin
- Eyes: Brown
- Hair: Brown long hair
- She is believed to be wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a red and green cherry pattern and black jeans.
Description of Ionita Cimino
- Sex: Male
- Age: 20
- Race: White
- Height: 5’7′ tall
- Weight: 115 pounds
- Hair: Brown
- Eyes: Brown
- He was last seen wearing a long-sleeve orange shirt and black pants.
Deputies said Georgiana’s parents said several men forced their daughter into a dark-colored Jeep or similar vehicle. Upon further investigation, police learned that the possible abduction took place across the street at the ARCO station, and that video surveillance cameras had captured some of the incident. The male suspect ran across the parking lot at the ARCO at about 1:40 p.m., grabbing Georgiana and forcing her into a dark grey vehicle before driving away eastbound on Guerneville Road.
CHP said. “We have received some information that the vehicle might be headed to the Los Angeles area, but we are unable to verify that at this time”.
Anyone who has information or witnessed the incident can call the Santa Rosa Police Department on 707-543-3595.
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