Oakland police say kidnapping victim was involved in domestic dispute

OAKLAND (BCN) - The Oakland Police Department said Tuesday night that the victim in an alleged kidnapping that occurred Monday night has made contact with investigators due to media coverage of her apparent abduction.

A witness reported seeing a suspect grab a woman and throw her into the trunk of a car in the 8100 block of Sterling Drive in Oakland around 10 p.m.

That woman has since told police that she is unharmed, and that she was involved in a domestic dispute at the time, according to Officer Johnna Watson.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a two-door, black car of unknown make, possible 2000s-era model, with tinted windows and blue paper plates in lieu of a license plate, police said. The vehicle reportedly fled from Sterling Drive onto McCormick Avenue.

According to police, the suspect is described as a black man in his mid-20s who is about 6 feet tall and weighs between 180 and 200 pounds.

He was wearing a red shirt and dark pants at the time of the kidnapping.

The Oakland Police Department is asking anyone who may have information on the case to contact the Police Department's youth and family services division at (510) 238-3641.