newsroom 2010 archives march 2010
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD

 
 
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs

 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Media Relations
   
   
Kidnap Suspect Composite Released

Los Angeles: Los Angeles detectives released a composite sketch of a hooded man in the hopes of identifying him as the second suspect in a Kidnap-for-robbery incident that occurred March 5, 2010, in downtown Los Angeles.

“Thanks to the victim’s thorough recollection and steady nerves, detectives were able to identify the primary suspect quickly,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, who heads up investigations for the downtown Central police station.  “Detectives got a warrant and arrested Erika Orenday last Friday in her home town of El Monte.”

Around 6 p.m., March 5, a 46-year-old jewelry store employee left her job in the Jewelry District.  Orenday waved down the victim in her car and used threats to gain access to her vehicle.  Once inside the car, Orenday beckoned a man into the back seat and ordered the woman to drive. Eventually, the victim was tied up in the backseat while the two suspects drove, apparently to one or more motels.  Orenday and the man held the woman at a motel room, threatening her children and demanding money.

Orenday and her partner wanted to hold the victim hostage and demand a ransom from her family, but when the suspects realized the family was not home, they left the victim in the motel room and her car in the parking lot.  “They also left a very ominous warning that they or their friends would be back to get the money or hurt the woman’s children,” Lt. Vernon said.

The uninjured victim reported the crime the same night.  After Orenday’s March 19 arrest, detectives were able to get a partial identity of Orenday’s accomplice: a Hispanic man in his late 20s or early 30s, who goes by the name, “Pacho.”  He sports a goatee and crew-cut hair.  He is known to cross over the Mexican border frequently.  According to the victim, the composite sketch is an accurate likeness.

“Kidnap-for-robbery does not occur that often, but it’s very serious, and potentially carries a life sentence for the kidnappers,” Lt. Vernon said.  Orenday’s bail was set at over $1 million.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Detective Al Rasch, Central Robbery Unit, at 213-972-1245. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.


     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation