Arrest - Unlawful Confinement / Extortion

A 39-year-old woman has been charged following an investigation into unlawful confinement.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., July 15, 2017, Police received a report that a woman had received a text message demanding a specific amount of money for the safe release of a family member. Through investigation, Patrol officers identified and located the suspect and arrested her in the 600 block of 20th Street West.

The victim was located and found to have been assaulted but did not sustain serious injury.

The 39-year-old woman is charged with Utter Threats to Cause Bodily Harm (x2), Unlawful Confinement, Extortion (x2), and Breach of Undertaking. (Court Info # 991019183)

The investigation is ongoing.

(Occurrence Number: 17-73287)