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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release



Date/Time:        March 9, 2014/7:39 a.m.

 

Incident:            Kidnapping/Criminal Threats

 

Location:           25400 block of Lawton Avenue, Loma Linda

 

Suspect(s):        Anthony William Silverwings, age 20 a resident of Redlands

 

Victim(s):           Confidential



Summary

On March 9, 2014, at approximately 7:39 a.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call from a residence on Lawton Avenue in Loma Linda.  The reporting party told the sheriff's dispatcher there was a male at the location trying to break the door down to get to the victim. The victim told the dispatcher the male was trying to kidnap her from the residence. Deputies arrived and discovered the victim was taken from the residence by force by the male suspect. Deputies gathered critical information from witnesses including the description of the suspect and the suspect's vehicle and broadcasted the information to other patrol cars.

 

Deputies in the area located the suspect's vehicle on Lawton Avenue near Loma Linda Drive. They stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, Anthony Silverwings. He was detained and arrested without incident. The victim was upset but unharmed.

 

During the investigation deputies learned the victim and Silverwings are involved in a dating relationship. Silverwings became upset at the victim while at the residence on Lawton Avenue. The victim tried to get away and hide from Silverwings but he forced open a door to the residence and forced the victim into the vehicle. Silverwings threatened to harm the victim and the victim's family members if the victim did not comply with him.

 

Silverwings claims to be a member of a criminal street gang in Redlands. He is on felony probation in San Bernardino County for Assault with a Deadly Weapon (firearm).

 

Silverwings was booked at the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino for Kidnapping, Felony-Criminal Threats and Probation Violation. His bail is set at $250,000 but a violation of probabtion hold has been placed against him with no bail.  Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Central Station at 909-387-3545.

 

Refer:      Deputy Bustamanto

                Deputy Sutton

Station:   Central Station/Loma Linda Police Dept.

Phone No.:  (909) 387-3545



John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700



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