Sonoma S.W.A.T Serves Warrant on Suspect Residence in Kidnapping

Sonoma S.W.A.T Serves Warrant on Suspect Residence in Kidnapping

SANTA ROSA – According to a community bulletin posted Thursday by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, members of the Sheriff’s Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team were activated to serve a search warrant on a property at 3555 Stony Point Road.

The action was taken as a result of a report made in person on Wednesday, February 18 by a 22-year-old woman at the Petaluma Police Department. The woman told officers there that she had been kidnapped at gunpoint and was held against her will at a property in Santa Rosa. The woman reported that she was beaten and sexually abused. Officers noted that she had injuries consistent with her statement.

Another entrance to the same complex.

Another entrance to the same complex.

The victim explained that she was able to escape only after noticing that her captors had left a door open to the residence. Investigators determined that the kidnapping occurred in the Roseland area of Santa Rosa approximately three weeks ago. Detectives from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Unit were called in to conduct the investigation.

This morning the detectives were able to identify the location where the victim had been held. The S.W.A.T. team was activated to serve the search warrant because the suspects were reported to be armed. Several persons have been detained in this case and detectives were still on the scene into the early evening. This is an active and on-going investigation at this time.

Update 2/26/15:

Arrested in the incident were 34-year-old Jose Angel Barajas-Mireles of Santa Rosa, 52-year-old Jaime Gomez Cisneros of Watsonville, and 34-year-old Guillermo Crestino Avina of Santa Rosa. Barajas-Mireles faces the most serious charges in the alleged assault, kidnapping and rape, and his bail was set at six million dollars.

Cisneros and Avina were believed to be accessories, and their bail was set at $11,000. The three were arrested Wednesday, February 25 when they went to retrieve property seized in the search.

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