Friday, October 17, 2008

~Cole Puffinger~ Abduction connected to drug activity

By Mary Manning
Published Thu, Oct 16, 2008 (7:55 a.m.)
Updated Thu, Oct 16, 2008 (7:17 p.m.)

Metro Police on Thursday said the kidnapping of a 6-year-old boy from his home in the northeastern Las Vegas Valley a day earlier was linked to drug activity within the family.

The safety of Cole Puffinger, who was kidnapped at gunpoint shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday from his home on Cherry Grove Avenue, near the intersection Hollywood and Lake Mead boulevards, was the objective of the intense police activity.

An Amber Alert was issued for Cole at about noon Wednesday. The Amber Alert covers Southern Nevada, California, Arizona and New Mexico.

Cole is described as 3-foot-11 and weighing 48 pounds. He wears silver-rimmed prescription glasses and was last seen wearing a black John Cena WWE wrestling sweatshirt, dark jeans, a belt and Vans tennis shoes with a white stripe, police said.

Police are asking anyone who saw anything suspicious around the boy's home to call them at 828-3111. Anyone who sees Cole is urged to call 911.
Police say they are following tips from the public. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. READ MORE...
Police: Boy’s kidnapping linked to drugs



The suspects ransacked the home after the mother and her boyfriend were both tied up and left helpless. "This child witnessed that," Cannito relates.

It's not clear if they found what they came for, but they wound up with another prize beyond price: the little boy. Cops say the men grabbed the 6-year-old and took him out of the house, disappearing from the neighbourhood. There's been no trace of him since but late Friday police revealed a stunning twist in the case.

They allege the boy's grandfather could be behind the incident. Fifty-one year-old Clemens F. Tinnemeyer hasn't been seen since September. READ MORE...
Grandfather Sought After Fake Cops Kidnap 6-Yr.-Old Boy From His Home

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