Gunmen abduct US tourist and driver in Uganda: govt spokesman

first_imgGunmen in Uganda abducted an American tourist and his driver inside a national park close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, government spokesman Ofwono Opondo said Wednesday.“Four armed men, not yet identified, between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm (1400-1600GMT), staged an ambush and kidnapped an American tourist with his Ugandan driver near Katoke Gate in the Queen Elizabeth National Park,” Opondo said in a statement.The two have been identified as Kimberly Sue Endecott, 35 and her driver Jean Paul“A joint operation by the Uganda police, Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and Uganda Wildlife Authority Game Wardens is underway to locate and rescue them,” Opondo added.“The priority at this point is to locate, rescue and bring them back to safely.”Four other tourists, who were not abducted or physically harmed, managed to raise the alarm from the lodge where they were staying.“We strongly believe the perpetrators and the victims could still be trapped within our search area and we are hopeful that our efforts will lead to their successful recovery,” the police statement addedThere are fears that the kidnappers could have crossed with the pair into the DR Congo.Police suspect ransom could be the motive behind the kidnapping.Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the East African nation’s most famous wildlife reserves, runs along the frontier with conflict-wracked regions of DR Congo, bordering its famous Virunga national park, Africa’s oldest national park.Related 20 abducted by unknown gunmen in Uganda Uganda Tenniscenter_img Gunmen open fire in Cote d’Ivore tourist resortlast_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff Weekly Jail bookings: May 8 – May 15, 2017

first_imgMunoz, Carlos J.32Kansas City, Kansas415 N. Michigan Ave, Oxford, KansasDomestic battery5/13/17 White, Britton A.23Mulvane, KansasCowley County Jail, Winfield, KansasProbation Violation5/10/17 Musgrove, Melissa D.30Park City, KansasSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KansasIdentity Fraud; Identity Theft; Unlawful use of driver’s license5/8/17 Alexander, Anthony49Hutchinson, KansasReno County Jail, Hutchinson, KansasFailure to Appear5/14/17        McIntire, Mallory J.31Wellington, Kansas10th and G St., Wellington, KansasCriminal trespass / Disorderly conduct5/14/17 Phillips, Timothy M.38Wichita, Kansas777 Kansas Star Dr., Sumner County KSFailure to Appear; Driving while suspended;5/10/17 Effertz, Stephen S.44Caldwell, Kansas815 N. Woodlawn Apt. 229, Wellington, KansasTheft of prop/services5/14/17 Blocker, Ike D. IV24Wichita, Kansas501 N. Washington, Wellington, KansasProbation Violation5/10/17 Piersall, Terran G.19Haysville, Kansas777 Kansas Star Dr., Sumner County KSUnlawful use of drivers license5/11/17 Wooding, Eric W.40Lincoln, NebraskaS 1-335 MP 8.6, South Haven, KansasDriving While Suspended; Failure to pay toll;  Lancaster Co. Nebraska warrant5/11/17 Osborne, Robert J.40Wellington, Kansas610 E. Hillside, Wellington, KansasProbation Violation5/10/17 Orange, Laquesha R.32Wichita, KansasSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KansasProbation Violation5/10/17 Boor, Brian S.25Wellington, Kansas1210 N. B St., Wellington, KansasCriminal Damage to property5/11/17 Monday 0600  thru  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS05/8/2017 thru 05/15/2017  Watkins-Hickey, Kiephinn D.34Detroit, MichiganMacomb County Jail, Mt. Clemons, MichiganFailure to Appear5/11/17 Kessinger, James R. Jr.24Wichita, Kansas501 N. Washington, Wellington, KansasProbation Violation5/8/17 Nash, Timothy H.20Wellington, KansasHargas Creek Watershed, Wellington, KansasTheft of property5/11/17 Jones, Nicholas D.33Wichita, KansasSB-I-35, Mulvane, KansasDriving under influence of alcohol or drugs5/14/17 Cline, Kellie J.41Whitewater, KansasSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KansasBuglary; Theft5/11/17 Thomas, Darico C.26Kansas City, MissouriN I035 HWY MP 32Driving while habitual violator5/13/17 Proctor, Tony A.38Oxford, Kansas121 N. Sumner, Oxford, KansasMaking false information; Criminal use of financial card; Forgery; Giving a worthless check5/9/17 Gallegos, Gage M.23Wichita, KansasSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KansasProbation Violation5/11/17 Willoughby, Robert J.23Wichita, Kansas501 N. Washington, Wellington, KansasBattery; Disorderly Conduct5/12/17 Simons, Christopher D.28Belle Plaine, Kansas419 N. Logan, Belle Plaine, KansasNorth Carolina Warrant5/12/17 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for May 8 to May 15, 2017 weekly jail bookings are as follows: The full sheriff report can be found here. Glover, Edward C.45Wellington, Kansas208 N. Washington, Wellington, KansasCriminal Trespass; Criminal Damage to property5/10/17 Sharp, Kathryn L.29Wichita, Kansas777 Kansas Star Dr., Mulvane, KansasArrest by LEO / Failure to Appear5/13/17 McGinn, Morgan E.31Wichita, Kansas200 E. 30th St. S., Wellington, KansasDriving while license cancelled/suspended/revoked5/13/17 Banks, Anthony M.34Wichita, KansasSedgwick County Jail, Wichita, KansasFailure to Appear; Contempt of Court5/10/17 NAMEAgeHOMETOWNLOCATION OF ARRESTCHARGESDATE OF ARRESTlast_img read more

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