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Novato police arrest suspected pimp who attempted kidnapping

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The Novato Police Department arrested a 24 year old man this mornign who was reported to be have assaulted, robbed and attempted to kidnap a woman on Friday.

Vincent Rondel Cleveland of San Francisco was apprehended after a physical altercation between himself and a woman near S. Novato Blvd. and Stone Dr.

When Novato police officers arrived they spoke with the female victim. She said the man had fled before the police arrived. The victim said she was punched, kicked and beaten by her "pimp" whom she also had a relationship with.

The victim said the suspect had assaulted and dragged her toward his car in an attempt to kidnap her. She told police that the suspect took her cell phone before fleeing the scene.

Later officers located the Cleveland driving on Ignacio Blvd near Alameda Del Prado and pulled the suspect over. Cleveland was arrested and booked for multiple felony charges which included robbery, assault and human trafficking.

The victim received medical treatment for the injuries she received during the altercation.



Hyacinth Smith January 25, 2014 at 07:29 PM
When I was a kid, my mom was always chiding me to stay close to her for fear that I’d be “snatched.” When I got a little older, I decided my mom was crazy, paranoid, and overbearing. Kidnappings never really happen, right? But now that I’m much older and have heard and read countless news stories about abducted children and even adults, I realize that kidnapping is a very real threat. So I've decided that the best way to protect my family is to have them registered to SafeKidZone. It's a panic button application installed on my phone that whenver they're in trouble they will just press it and it will simultaneously alert their loved ones and the 24/7 call center that they need help and if needed, the call will be routed to the nearest 911 in their area. You can visit their site and you will find more of their interesting features http://safekidzone.com
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr January 26, 2014 at 04:50 PM
Times have changed. Open borders, generational welfare support, and legislative and judicial politically correct "excusing policies" have invited and encouraged career criminals and prevented their disposition through the broken judicial system. Welcome to the wild west, you must be 21 years or older to play.
Hopkin January 26, 2014 at 05:51 PM
Jerome, when this guy returns in 10 years, we will have enough housing in Novato so he won't have to go all the way to Petaluma: http://petaluma.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/suspect-in-mexican-murder-captured-in-petaluma-and-deported
True American January 26, 2014 at 06:42 PM
Time to join the Tea Party and rid ourselves of these invaders. It's bad enough that a muslim terrorist occupies the White House, but a total insult that the democrats have ruined our country. Time to clean up our country by getting rid of these liberals that are wrecking our way of life.

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