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Moreno Valley Station

Posted on: May 14, 2020

Kidnapping, Burglary, Child Endangerment



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Kidnapping, Burglary, Child Endangerment
Station Area:Moreno Valley
Written Date:May 14, 2020Time:2:15 PM
Incident Date:May 14, 2020Time:5:36 AM
Incident Location:12000 Block of Romford Ct., Moreno Valley 
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Craig Roberts
File Number(s):MV201350030


On Thursday, May 14, 2020, at approximately 0530 hours, deputies from the Moreno Valley Station were dispatched to the 12000 block of Romford Court in Moreno Valley reference a kidnapping.

The investigation revealed Nakia Criddell, age 30, of Los Angeles, forced entry into her aunt’s residence and forcefully removed her 8-year-old daughter against her will. Witnesses provided deputies with the license plate number and vehicle description of Nakia’s vehicle. Moreno Valley Station Investigations bureau assumed the investigation.

Further investigation revealed Criddell was in the Los Angeles area. Station Investigators responded to Los Angeles and coordinated with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol who provided numerous resources to assist with the investigation.

Investigators developed additional information which led them to Manhattan Beach where the victim and Criddell were located at a business. The victim was safely reunited with her legal guardian and was not injured. Criddell was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for Kidnapping, Burglary, and Child Endangerment.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with further information on this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Rick Rodriguez at the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 486-6700.

Nakia Criddell

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