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Saturday 09/10/2016 3:58 PM - Kidnapping

Contact: Sgt. Scotto
Phone: (805) 805-781-4553
Type of Incident: Kidnapping
Date and Time of Incident: 09-10-2016 at 6:32 AM
Place of Occurrence: 3400 Block of Davies Ave, Cayucos
Victim Information: 8 Year Old Male Juvenile
Suspect Information: Tonya Lynn Langshaw aka Montgomery, 45 years, of Pebble Beach, California
Details of News Release: On 09-10-16 at 6:32 AM, Sheriff's Dispatch received a call involving the kidnapping of an 8 year old male juvenile from a private residence in Cayucos that had just occurred. The reporting party/father of the 8 year old boy called 911 on this date at 6:32 AM, reporting that a female acquaintance of his, Tonya Montgomery, had just taken his 8 year old son from his residence. Montgomery then got into her Grey colored, Mercedes SUV and left the area with her own two children in the vehicle as well. The reporting party could not provide a direction of travel or reason why Montgomery took his child. Sheriff's Dispatch immediately broadcast a "Be On the Lookout" county wide and began coordinating additional law enforcement response. During this time Sheriff's deputies responded to the reporting parties residence in Cayucos to begin an initial investigation and gather critical information for other responding units. It was during this time the Sheriff's deputies learned that Montgomery's vehicle was traveling northbound on Highway 1 towards Cambria. Sheriff deputies began responding north on Hwy 1 in an attempt to catch up with Montgomery. California State Park Rangers were alerted to Montgomery's direction of travel as well. A short time later, at 7:25 AM, State Park Rangers spotted Montgomery's vehicle and made an enforcement stop on it. Sheriff deputies arrived on scene just moments later. Montgomery was detained at the scene and the three children including the victim were found safe and unharmed. Sheriff detectives were then requested and responded to assist with further investigation needs. A member of Child Welfare Services responded as well to assist with placement of the children. At the conclusion of this investigation, Tonya Lynn Langshaw aka Montgomery was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on one count of Penal Code 207/Kidnapping.

Prepared By: dscotto
Released: Saturday 09/10/2016 3:58 PM