Monday, November 19, 2012
Aberdeen Police said the man who abducted the mother of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken made stops in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties.
The man who abducted Vi Ripken made stops in Glen Burnie and Middle River, Aberdeen police said Monday. Police are seeking help from anyone that may have encountered the man on July 24 or July 25. Police said enhanced images were captured of the suspect at Walmart stores in the 6700 block of Chesapeake Center Drive in Glen Burnie and the 100 block of Carroll Island Road in Middle River. » Read all previous articles on the case here. Police also released images of a van, the owner of which may have made contact with the suspect in the Middle River store, they said. The Dodge van with stickers on both rear side windows is not a suspect vehicle, police said. Anyone with information may contact the criminal investigation section of the …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The Cal Ripken World Series kicked off Friday at Cal Sr.'s Yard in Aberdeen.
His son leaves for college next week. His mother was recently abducted at gunpoint. Most people would be ready for a quiet night at home. Cal Ripken was in Aberdeen Friday night for the opening ceremony of a global baseball tournament named in his honor. And he took a few moments to talk about the last few weeks with Patch. “Mom is continuing to get better, bit by bit. It’s still unsettling for all of us,” Ripken said. “You have to deal with the reality of that. It was a traumatic experience for her. We have to be sensitive of that. I think she’s trying to get back to the normalcy of her life, the freedoms she’s enjoyed. She’s a very independent woman, and she doesn’t want to be held back. We know it’s going to get better, but it might be …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Aberdeen police and neighboring agencies continue to investigate the case.
Nearly two weeks after Vi Ripken was abducted from her home, police continue to search for clues and a suspect in the case. Aberdeen police spokesman Lt. Fred Budnick said tips continue to come in, particularly following Friday's series of national television appearances and a high-profile news conference involving the victim's son—National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken. In an email Monday afternoon, Budnick wrote: "Over the weekend a few new tips have been called in, ten or so. The tips continue to be investigated." » Follow the Vi Ripken case here. Violet Ripken, 74, was taken from her home by a man hiding in her garage between 7 and 8 a.m. on July 24, and returned unharmed to her neighborhood, where she was found tied up in her car …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Vi Ripken was abducted from her Aberdeen home July 24, and returned unharmed July 25.
The high-profile abduction case involving Vi Ripken—the mother of National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken—just got a little more attention. The case appeared on Friday's episode of America's Most Wanted. The episode aired the same day that Cal Ripken went on a national morning television program and held an emotional press conference in Baltimore. Earlier in the week, billboards throughout the Baltimore metro region featured the composite sketch, along with the 410-836-5432 tip line. » Follow the Vi Ripken case here. Violet Ripken, 74, was taken from her home by a man hiding in her garage between 7 and 8 a.m. on July 24, and returned unharmed to her neighborhood, where she was found tied up in her car around 6:15 a.m. on July 25, police…
Friday, August 3, 2012
Cal Ripken talks about his initial reaction to learning his mother was abducted.
Cal Ripken has publicly shown his emotion only a few times. Friday was one of those days. Baseball's IronMan paused and collected his thoughts while his eyes began to well up during a Friday news conference when discussing his mother's abduction last week. » Follow the Vi Ripken case here. Violet Ripken, 74, was taken from her home by a man hiding in her garage between 7 and 8 a.m. on July 24, and returned unharmed to her neighborhood, where she was found tied up in her car around 6:15 a.m. on July 25, police said. Stay with Patch for updates. See more:
An emotional Cal Ripken said during a news conference Friday at the B&O Warehouse overlooking Oriole Park at Camden Yards that he felt his mother was targeted.
An emotional Cal Ripken said Friday he feels his mother's abduction was premeditated. Ripken addressed a crowd of reporters and cameras Friday at the B&O Warehouse in Baltimore. Baseball's IronMan said Vi Ripken is doing well, 10 days after she was abducted at gunpoint from her Aberdeen home. He added that he is hoping to keep the spotlight on the suspect in the case. Ripken said he believed the evidence indicates his mother was targeted. "There was some thought given to it," he said. "The materials used to bind her were brought there, so there was a lot of evidence that shows somewhat of a plan, or that it was premeditated. Premeditated is my words." Asked what it was like when he first learned his mother may be missing, the usually stoic…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Despite a planned news conference featuring Cal Ripken Friday, there have been no major beaks in the abduction of the National Baseball Hall of Famer's mother.
After nearly 10 days, Aberdeen police continue to look for a major break in the Vi Ripken abduction case. Despite new tips received and a news conference planned for Friday featuring Vi Ripken's son, National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Budnick said police have not made any major advancements in finding the suspect said to have abducted the 74-year-old Aberdeen resident last week. In an email to media Thursday, Budnick thanked media for publishing a composite sketch and video of the suspect. He said police "received about another ten tips" which have been passed on to investigators. » Follow the Vi Ripken case here. Violet Ripken, 74, was taken from her home by a man hiding in her garage between 7 and 8 a.m. on July 24, and returned…
National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken will speak to the media about Vi Ripken's abduction.
Cal Ripken has given many speeches and news conferences from the B&O Warehouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Not like this. Ripken, the National Baseball Hall of Famer, will address the media Friday morning in regards to the abduction of his mother. Patch will provide a recap of the press conference. Violet Ripken, 74, was taken from her home by a man hiding in her garage between 7 and 8 a.m. on July 24, and returned unharmed to her neighborhood, where she was found tied up in her car around 6:15 a.m. on July 25, police said. Cal Ripken will be the only family member to speak at the news conference, which will begin with an update from law enforcement. See more: Stay with Patch for updates.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
At least two Baltimore-area billboards featured the composite sketch of Violet Ripken's alleged abductor. Police released the sketch Tuesday.
A day after it was released by Aberdeen police, a composite sketch of the man who allegedly abducted Vi Ripken appeared on billboards in the Baltimore area. The advertisements—jointly funded by Aberdeen Police Department, Harford County Sheriff's Office, Metro Crime Stoppers and the FBI—appeared on revolving billboards along Interstate 95 and Interstate 83. The billboard, with the black-and-white sketch, read: "WANTED For the Abduction of Violet Ripken Call: (410)-836-5432" The phone number is a 24-7 hotline dedicated to the case. Ripken, 74, is the mother of National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken—a native of Aberdeen. Violet Ripken was taken from her home by a man hiding in her garage between 7 and 8 a.m. on July 24, and returned …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Aberdeen police released a composite sketch Tuesday afternoon.
Aberdeen police released a sketch of the suspect in the alleged abduction of Vi Ripken. Ripken, 74, was taken from her home last week and found unharmed in her car about 20 hours later. See more: Stay with Patch for updates.