Man is charged in kidnapping of Gardena toddler

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Plascencia allegedly took the child and began walking south on Wall Street. A passer-by allegedly noticed Plascencia – who appeared to be drunk – carrying the child under one arm, and later noticed the empty stroller in front of the store, police said. The witness went inside and talked to the mother. The 33-year-old woman ran in the direction the witness saw the man and struggled with him after he refused to give the toddler back to her, authorities said. A person identified as a “38-year-old good Samaritan” grabbed Salcedo as he reached the Union Rescue Mission and held him until police arrived, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The child was not injured. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A 47-year-old apparent transient was charged Tuesday with kidnapping a 22-month-old boy while the toddler’s mother, a Gardena resident, shopped in the Toy Town district in the heart of Skid Row last week. Mario Salcedo Plascencia pleaded not guilty to one felony count of kidnapping, with the allegation that the boy was under 14. Plascencia was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail. He is due back at the downtown L.A. courthouse Dec. 4 for a hearing to determine if he must stand trial. Plascencia is accused of grabbing the toddler, who had been left last Friday in his stroller at the door of a store that did not allow strollers inside. last_img read more

Derby 1-0 Nottingham Forest: Redknapp influence helps Rams to derby day win

first_img Marcus Olsson puts Derby ahead 1 Marcus Olsson’s first goal for Derby was enough to secure a 1-0 victory over local rivals Nottingham Forest at the iPro Stadium and keep their promotion challenge on track.A game of few chances appeared to be heading for stalemate in front of a sell-out crowd of 33,000 until Tom Ince played Olsson in to settle the A52 derby 11 minutes from time.The game was full of sub-plots before the kick-off with Derby’s new football advisor Harry Redknapp watching from the directors’ box while former Rams midfielder Paul Williams was up against his ex-team mate Darren Wassall after replacing Dougie Freedman as Forest boss.The Rams won just their fourth match in their last ten. A half-time team talk by the football advisor and new Jordan boss seemingly helped as Swedish left-back Olsson went on to score the game’s only goal after 79 minutes. The ball broke to Ince just outside the area and he played Olsson in to place a low shot inside the left post.Forest have now lost six of their last eight Championship fixtures.last_img read more