San Jose police release more information about the abduction of a 3-month-old baby 2022-04-27 16:33:45

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Last update on April 27 at 2:25 pm The San Jose Police Department said in a Press Conference Wednesday, that one of the three suspects arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a 3-month-old baby is a family friend.

Sgt. Christian Camarillo said Yesenia Guadalupe Ramirez went grocery shopping with Brandon Cuellar’s grandmother before he was kidnapped from the apartment. He also said Ramirez had been in contact with the other suspects before the child was removed from his San Jose apartment on Monday.

Camarillo said Ramirez, Baldomeo Sandoval and Jose Roman Portillo are accused of kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, child abduction and home break-in, but these could change as the investigation continues.


“We don’t know if the three suspects will keep these four charges,” he said.

April 27, 10:45 am San Jose Police Released Wednesday morning, the names of the three suspects who were arrested in connection with the abduction of a 3-month-old baby from an apartment.

The San Jose Police Department said Jose Roman Portillo, 28, Yesenia Guadalupe Ramirez, 43, and Paldomio Sandoval, 37, are all San Jose residents.

Baby Brandon Cuellar kidnapped On Mondays just before 1 p.m. at a San Jose apartment in the 1000 block of Elm Street while his grandmother unloads groceries from the car. At that time the boy’s mother was at work. The father was excluded as a suspect as he is currently imprisoned.

Police called on the public to help find the baby, and released video footage Monday night showing a man entering the apartment and leaving with a baby carrier covered in a white blanket. According to the police, Portillo is the man who appeared in the clip who “illegally entered the house and kidnapped the baby.” Police obtained the video after passing through the neighborhood and asked neighbors to share the surveillance footage.

Police said Ramirez drove the grandmother and child to run errands and go grocery shopping before the kidnapping. Ramirez’s statement allegedly changed throughout the investigation and interview.

The police did not comment on Sandoval’s involvement except by saying that he was “an additional suspect in the case who has been arrested and interviewed”.

San Jose police located the infant safe and sound on Tuesday, but would not comment on where it was found. “The victim was taken to a local hospital and joined his family,” police said.

When police announced the kidnapping on Tuesday morning, they said the child had been kidnapped by a stranger. Police now say an early investigation indicates a link between the family and the suspects. ABC7 reported.

San Jose police said they will share more information about specific charges later Wednesday.

Anyone with information about this case or similar incidents involving these suspects can contact Detective Van Brandy at 408-277-4166.

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