Mar 17

Whittier Police Arrest an Attempted Kidnapper

Tuesday Mar 17, 2015

On March 16th 2015 at 9:11pm, Whittier Police were called regarding an attempted kidnapping in the 15900 of Whittier Boulevard. An adult female was jogging on the sidewalk in the area of Whittier Boulevard and Virginia Avenue, when the suspect who was laying in-wait, jumped out and grabbed her.

During the struggle, the victim sustained minor scrapes and bruises as they both fell to the ground. A Good Samaritan came to the victim’s aid and chased the suspect away on foot. During a search of the area, the suspect was later apprehended and positively identified as the attacker.

The 21-year-old suspect was identified as Christian Moreno from La Habra. He is currently in custody at the Whittier Police Department. The Department will be seeking charges of stalking and attempted kidnapping. He is being held on a $1 Million Dollars bail and is due in Bellflower Court tomorrow.

This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone recognizes Moreno pertaining to any similar event or has any information regarding this case, please contact Detective Brenna Dineen of the Whittier Police Department at 562 567-9270. If you have any questions, please call Public Information Officer John Scoggins at 562 244-0045.