Union City kidnapper arrested in Milpitas

A man wanted in Alameda County on kidnapping charges was arrested in Milpitas last week after leading police on a brief foot chase.

According to Milpitas police, the kidnapping had been recorded on a Union City gas station surveillance video on April 16. The suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Eframe Joseph Haile, was shown chasing down a woman and forcing her into his vehicle. The victim was eventually located, but Haile remained at large. A “Be On The Lookout” bulletin was issued by Union City police for Haile and his vehicle.

Eframe Haile

Officials say that on April 19, detectives from the Milpitas Special Investigations Unit spotted Haile’s vehicle, a 2001 Audi A6, parked at a local hotel. The detectives conducted surveillance and spotted a suspect matching Haile’s description on a second story balcony.

Milpitas police officers quickly responded to the scene and set up a perimeter around the hotel. As officers attempted to make contact with their suspect in the hotel room, Haile allegedly jumped out of the rear second story window and began running through an adjacent parking lot, police say.

Perimeter units soon detained Haile at gunpoint and managed to take him into custody without further incident. He was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on outstanding warrants and the Union City Police Department was notified of his capture.

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Union City kidnapper arrested in Milpitas was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by admin
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