Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dad wanted for assaulting mom, kidnapping 10-month-old son whom he abandoned after car wreck (Oceanside, California)

Dad is identified as EMILE PIEDRA.,0,1740711.story

Parolee wanted in kidnapping of infant sonEmile Piedra ( / June 12, 2012)

2:35 p.m. PDT, June 12, 2012
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Police released a photo Tuesday of a parolee wanted in connection with an assault on his estranged wife and the kidnapping of his infant son.

Police said they went to the 1700 block of Oceanside Boulevard on the afternoon of June 2 to investigate a report of an assault and kidnapping. A woman at the residence said that her estranged husband, 38-year-old Emile Piedra, attacked her and drove off with their 10-month-old son.

Piedra was wearing a GPS tracking device, and police tracked him to California Street in Vista. The suspect drove off when he saw police arrive, but he crashed into two other cars when he crossed Santa Fe Drive, according to police. He ran from the accident on foot, leaving his son in the car, police said.

The infant suffered moderate injuries and an 11-year-old child in one of the cars was also hurt. Both were taken to Scripps Children's Hospital, where they were treated and release, police said.

Piedra is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 140 lbs. and has a shave head. Anyone with information about him should contact the Oceanside Police Department.