UC Santa Cruz police arrest suspect in false imprisonment case

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KGO) -- UC Santa Cruz police announced that they arrested a suspect in connection with a false imprisonment and kidnapping that was reported Thursday.

A college student says she was hitchhiking and had to jump out of a moving car when the stranger who picked her up wouldn't let her out.

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The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Jose Calderon Ortiz from Watsonville. He's been booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to immediately call the UCSC Police Department at 831-459-2231, ext. 1. null
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