Orange County: 14-year-old woman, child kidnapped in violent house theft turned abduction in Westminster


WESTMINSTER, Calif. (KABC) — A person and a lady accused of violently breaking into a house in Westminster and kidnapping a household, together with a 14-year-old woman and a child, have been arrested, police say.

Based on police, officers responded to a house within the 14300 block of Pine Avenue early Thursday morning in reference to a kidnapping and assault with a lethal weapon.

When officers arrived, they discovered a person and girl bleeding from head accidents.

Police say the suspects, who’ve been recognized as 26-year-old Michael Alexander Rodriguez and 30-year-old Bich Dao Vo, also called Michelle Rodriguez, had been armed with weapons once they broke into the house and began demanding cash.

Suspects Michael Alexander Rodriguez and Bich Dao Vo, also called Michelle Rodriguez, had been arrested in connection to a kidnapping and residential theft in Westminster.

Westminster Police Division

A 14-year-old woman and a 6-month-old child had been inside in the course of the incident, in keeping with investigators.

Police say Michael Rodriguez pistol-whipped each victims when no cash was discovered.

That is when the 2 suspects compelled the victims right into a cargo van that was parked outdoors and drove them to a resort in Costa Mesa, in keeping with investigators.

“The suspects threatened to kill the victims if they didn’t get cash,” learn an announcement issued by police. “The 2 grownup victims had been capable of escape the motel room leaving the 2 youngsters behind contained in the room.”

Police say the victims had been capable of escape and name 911. The 2 youngsters had been in the end rescued from the resort and had been discovered protected, authorities stated.

Each suspects had been arrested close to Goldenwest Avenue and Westminster Boulevard that day.

Police discovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun and a loaded AK-47-style rifle contained in the van.

Investigators later discovered Vo is said to the feminine sufferer, police stated.

Each suspects have since been booked into the Orange County Jail and are going through a collection of fees together with kidnapping theft, assault and little one endangerment.

“There are not any different identified suspects at-large due to the efforts of the Costa Mesa and Westminster Police Departments,” stated Westminster Police Chief Darin Lenyi in an announcement. “This violent and disturbing crime is especially disturbing, because of the younger age of the 2 of the victims. The Westminster Police Division Main Crimes Unit will probably be additional investigating this incident.”

The investigation stays ongoing.

Police are asking anybody with extra data to contact the Westminster Police Division Main Crimes Unit at 714-548-3773 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

You may also submit at tip on Orange County Crime Stoppers’ web site.

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