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Alleged kidnapping leads to two arrests

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN
Martinez Tribune

Two Walnut Creek men have been booked into the county jail in Martinez on drug charges after Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a caller who said three men were kidnapping a female victim, Jimmy Lee, the sheriff’s director of public affairs, said Monday.

“Following an investigation and interviews with all parties involved, it was determined that a kidnapping did not occur,” Lee said.

The incident began when the office received reports about 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, of a domestic violence incident and the possible abduction of a 17-year-old girl by three men in the Pacheco area of unincorporated Contra Costa County, Sheriff’s Office officials said during the weekend.

A caller said the girl had been forced into a white Ford Ranger pickup in the vicinity of Vine Avenue and Pacheco Boulevard.

The caller provided a license number, and deputies later found the truck at Vista Hermosa in Walnut Creek.

Sgt. Enrique Henriquez said the girl was found in Walnut Creek a few hours later.

Two men matching witness descriptions were found with the truck, and the identity of the third suspect was obtained after deputies questioned them. The third man was found accompanying the girl, Henriquez said. The girl told deputies there had been no abduction. Lee said the girl’s identity would not be released, but said deputies who interviewed her found her in good health.

Lt. Ian Hebert said deputies found two of the three men in possession of narcotic drugs, and the suspects were placed under arrest.

Lee identified the two men as Ian Trestrail, 25, accused of narcotics violations and possession of metal knuckles, and Peter Hulin, 24, accused of narcotics possession.

The third man was released after he was detained for questioning.

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