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Martinez Police Department
Thursday October 16th, 2014 :: 09:35 a.m. PDT

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MARTINEZ POLICE DEPARTMENT ARRESTS KIDNAPPING SUSPECT, RESCUES VICTIM

Martinez, Ca – Yesterday, patrol officers from the Martinez Police Department received information from the Salem (Oregon) Police Department regarding the location of a kidnapping suspect and victim. MPD officers responded to a residence on Fountainhead Court where they located 41 year old BLAKE ROBERT JOHNSTON and a 14 year old girl from Oregon.

JOHNSTON was arrested on the Salem PD warrant; he is being held at the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez. The 14 year old victim was reunited with her family.

We have learned that JOHNSTON and the 14 year-old victim met on-line, at a social media chat site. They had an online relationship for several months; the child’s mother was unaware of this relationship.

Law enforcement continues to urge parents to talk with their children about their internet use and their access to social media web sites.

On the request of the Martinez Police Department, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) was asked to help with this case.

The investigation remains ongoing at this time.

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Martinez Police Department
525 Henrietta St
Martinez, CA 94553

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-372-3440

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