Los Angeles: The suspect in the kidnapping incident that occurred at the McDonald's located at 1310 East Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles has been identified as Maralyn Ramos. She was arrested and booked for 207(A) PC-Kidnapping and her bail is set at $100,000.
On May 15, 2019, at 10:35 p.m., Central Area uniformed officers contacted the suspect during an unrelated incident in the area of Agatha Street and San Pedro Street. They recognized her as the suspect in the kidnapping and took her into custody without incident.
In order to preserve the integrity of the investigation, a photo of Ramos will not be released until additional investigative steps have been completed.
In addition, Robbery-Homicide Division detectives have determined that the second Attempt Kidnapping incident was not committed by the same suspect and there is no connection between Ramos and the suspect detectives are looking to identify. The suspect in that case is still at large. Detectives are releasing video of that incident and need the community's help to identify her.
On May 15, 2019 at 11:15 a.m., an attempt kidnap of a 4 year-old boy occurred on Martin Luther King Boulevard and San Pedro Street in Los Angeles.
The suspect approached the victim, pulled his hand, and attempted to walk away with the victim. The victim was walking alongside a family member when the attempt kidnap occurred.
The suspect was stopped by a witness in the area and fled from the scene on foot.
The Los Angeles Police Robbery-Homicide Robbery Special Section assumed investigative responsibilities for the Kidnap and Attempt Kidnap investigation committed by the female suspects.
The suspect from the incident on Martin Luther King Boulevard is described as approximately 30-40 years old, female Black, black hair, brown eyes, standing at approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing 180-200 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Robbery- Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, Detectives F. Arroyo, Serial No 26531 and D. Moreno, Serial No. 32580 at 213-486-6840. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."