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Oregon State Police Troopers intervene in a kidnapping in progress on Interstate 5 near Woodburn, Oregon

On May 3rd, 2013, Oregon State Police Troopers arrested Charles M. KICINSKI age 38 of Winchester, Oregon for Kidnapping in the 2nd Degree times 2 and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.


At approximately 5:30 p.m. Troopers from the Salem Area Command responded to a call of a person throwing items out of a vehicle that was northbound on Interstate 5 near Woodburn. There were also reports that a women in the vehicle was trying to get out while it was moving and that she had held up a sign for other motorist to see that read, "Call 9-1-1."


Troopers located and stopped the reported vehicle - a 1997 Ford sport utility vehicle - on Interstate 5 at MP 275. The Troopers took the suspect - Charles M. KICINSKI - into custody without incident.


The victims were identified as the suspect's wife - Gloria S. Kicinski age 30 of Winchester, Oregon - and her minor child age 6.


No one was hurt during the ordeal. Charles M. KICINSKI was lodged on the listed charges in the Marion County Jail.