Quantcast

2 arrested for abducting children from Lancaster home - abc27 WHTM

2 arrested for abducting children from Lancaster home

Posted: Updated:
LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) -

Nearly 12 hours after two young children were abducted from their Lancaster home, their father and grandfather were arrested this morning in Philadelphia.

Eddie Ahorrio-Martinez Jr., 23, and Eddie Ahorrio-Saavedra Sr., 47, both of Columbia, entered the home in the 600 block of Almanac Avenue through an unlocked door around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Lancaster police said.

Ahorrio-Martinez Jr. had a handgun, which he pointed at his estranged wife, her current boyfriend and his 15-year-old sister, and Ahorrio-Saavedra Sr. struck the 20-year-old boyfriend several times in the head with a metal pipe wrench, police said.

Ahorrio-Martinez Jr. and his father then forcefully took the children, a 3-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy, and fled in a black 1993 Nissan Altima, police said.

Shortly after 5 a.m., Police said they received information that the Nissan was possibly near Vineland, New Jersey. It was initially believed that the suspects were headed to Boston, but authorities later learned they were possibly headed toward Philadelphia, police said.

Around 7:30 a.m., the Nissan was spotted by a Pennsylvania state trooper on Route 1 at Interstate 76. The vehicle was stopped, both suspects were taken into custody, and the children were found asleep in the back seat in good health, police said.

Lancaster detectives returned the children to Lancaster, and they have been reunited with their mother.

Her boyfriend was released from Lancaster General Hospital after he was treated for lacerations to the back of his head.

Ahorrio-Martinez Jr. was charged with kidnapping, burglary, robbery, simple assault, and criminal conspiracy.

His father was charged with kidnapping, burglary, aggravated assault, and criminal conspiracy.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman burned in suspicious fire in Steelton

    Woman burned in suspicious fire in Steelton

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:59:59 GMT
    A 37-year-old woman suffered second- and third-degree burns to 60 percent of her body during a fire Sunday in her Steelton home.More >>
    A 37-year-old woman suffered second- and third-degree burns to 60 percent of her body during a fire Sunday in her Steelton home.
    More >>
  • Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Upper Allen Township

    Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Upper Allen Township

    Sunday, August 31 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:48:47 GMT
    Upper Allen Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a woman hospitalized early Sunday morning.It happened at around 2:00 a.m. on the 1000 block of Gettysburg Pike.Officials say 22-year-old Breanna L Normand was traveling south on Gettysburg Pike when she drove off the road and hit a utility pole head-on.Normand was transported to the hospital for treatment.No word on the cause of the accident.More >>
    Upper Allen Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a woman hospitalized early Sunday morning.It happened at around 2:00 a.m. on the 1000 block of Gettysburg Pike.Officials say 22-year-old Breanna L Normand was traveling south on Gettysburg Pike when she drove off the road and hit a utility pole head-on.Normand was transported to the hospital for treatment.No word on the cause of the accident.More >>
  • UPDATE: Middletown Police arrest suspect in attempted abduction

    UPDATE: Middletown Police arrest suspect in attempted abduction

    Sunday, August 31 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 21:15:36 GMT
    Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating an attempted abduction.According to officials, a man in his 30s tried to force a female victim into his van in the parking lot of Giant Foods on Saturday afternoon around 12:35 p.m.The suspect drove a blue mini-van, perhaps a Chevrolet or a Pontiac.Anyone with information should contact the Middletown Police Department.More >>
    Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating an attempted abduction.According to officials, a man in his 30s tried to force a female victim into his van in the parking lot of Giant Foods on Saturday afternoon around 12:35 p.m.The suspect drove a blue mini-van, perhaps a Chevrolet or a Pontiac.Anyone with information should contact the Middletown Police Department.More >>
Powered by WorldNow