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Oregon Kidnapping Suspect Nabbed in Arcata Redwood Park

Suspect Fleeing to Mexico with 1-year-old Child

 

Staff Report
Humboldt Sentinel

 

The actions of a quick thinking and observant CHP Officer has led to the arrest of an Oregon kidnapper– and the safe recovery of a small child.

On Saturday, September 1 at approximately 11:19 am, Eugene Police Department broadcast information of an Amber Alert issued in Oregon.

The Amber Alert information detailed a parental kidnapping that had taken place from the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) facility in Eugene, Oregon.

The subject, Angelo Luis Muniz, 47, of Lebanon, Ore., was suspected of abducting his 1-year-old daughter, Perfection Angelas, while on a supervised visit.  The information specified that Mr. Muniz suffered from mental disorders and substance abuse.

Oregon authorities suspected Mr. Muniz was enroute to Mexico and traveling down the redwood coast on Highway 101 in a 1991 Mazda pickup.

Humboldt Area California Highway Patrol Officer J. Bowen monitored these broadcasts and set up observation on southbound US-101 at Bracut, midway between Arcata and Eureka.

At 1:35 pm, Officer Bowen observed the suspect vehicle pass his location and he began to follow it.  CHP Officer P. Craft also responded nearby to assist.  They followed the suspect vehicle into Eureka on Highway 101.

Officer Bowen conducted an enforcement stop at the Target store parking lot in Eureka; however, the suspect and victim were not in the vehicle. The vehicle was occupied by two adult females: Lorie Garza Ramirez and Julie Christina Raas.

After obtaining information from the two females in the vehicle, Officer Bowen responded to Arcata.  After an investigation and search, Officer Bowen located Mr. Muniz and the abducted 1-year-old child, Perfection Angelas, at Redwood Park in Arcata.

Mr. Muniz was arrested on a warrant issued for the kidnapping.  Police also recovered the pickup Muniz was driving.

Julie Raas, one of the original suspected vehicle occupants, was also taken into custody on charges of delaying and obstructing officers during the investigation.

Perfection Angelas was taken into protective custody.  She appeared to be unharmed and in good health upon Officer Bowen locating her and is again in the protective custody of the Oregon Department of Human Services, the CHP release noted.

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(Posted by Skippy Massey)

One Response to “Oregon Kidnapping Suspect Nabbed in Arcata Redwood Park”

  1. J R says:

    I had no clue what was going on, I was a hitchhiker from OR! The other lady in the truck with me KNEW the guy, she did not get arrested. I asked to borrow the truck to go to target, and because I was super confused the police took hold of me… (The police confused me by asking where the two kids were-when there was only one, and all sorts of stuff, plus I suffer from mental illness/and disabled so having anxiety not at all under medical supervision, and with 7 cop cars and a bunch of tall men, I am a rape survivor… so yes I was not right in my composure!) I learned to shut down when I was being abused, and I felt very abused by these officers, and therefore SHUT DOWN, I couldn’t really speak or think, and they just drove around with me in there car, trying to get me to direct them… Ask my doctor- I couldn’t if I wanted to-WHICH I DID at that point. It’s called PTSD! Anyway, to say the least, I have no charges, and was found innocent. Publish that! I was considered an “original suspect” because I borrowed the dudes truck and drove it down the road to target. They don’t mention that I didn’t know ANYTHING, and yet they let the guy who did the kidnapping give the other lady MONEY in front of me, doesn’t that seem a little suspicious? Anyway the little girl was gorgeous, and I am blessed to have witnessed her soul! I will rejoice in this persecution and lie about who I am, and what type of person I am. It’s a huge joke! I WAS KIDNAPPED as a child, this was utterly traumatic, as is having my name in the newspaper for being a part of a crime, that I was not helping! I would never HELP a kidnapper, like I said I was kidnapped at age 8. It was just my first time hitchhiking, with my pro hitcher ex boyfriend at the time JOSE GARIBALDI, had no wits about him when I said I didn’t want to take that ride in the first place, but I just went along with him in the tailgate of this mans little truck, it was cold, it sucked, and getting arrested was the WORST part. Well lesson learned, don’t trust a boyfriend that has no intentions of working to keep you safe and cared for, who goes against your gut instincts, don’t take a tailgate hitchhike long distance, and it’s better to say nothing than “I don’t know” to police officers, the other lady just acted retarded and she was good to go free… I got treated like a criminal, and all the found was yarn and colored pencils in my backpack! Then I had to PAY to travel back to California for my court date, and stay in a hotel… to meet the defense attorney, and go to court… Hundreds of dollars later, and now I am still in therapy, because this situation caused me an near death anxiety attack that night after I was released. This moment led me back home, and back to my GOD JESUS THE CHRIST. So I accept it, however I am not a napper or a napper helper.

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