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…
Friday, July 27, 2012
Aberdeen resident Vi Ripken, the mother of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, was kidnapped from her home Tuesday and found safely in her car in Aberdeen Wednesday morning, police said.
Aberdeen police continue to investigate the Tuesday abduction of Vi Ripken. Ripken, 74, was taken from her home at gunpoint and found unharmed in her vehicle early Wednesday. "We have gotten numerous calls," Aberdeen police spokesman Lt. Fred Budnick told Patch Friday morning. We just ask that people keep them coming. Investigators are looking at each call." See a timeline of events here. Anyone with information may call 410-272-2121. Budnick said tips can be submitted anonymously: In a statement released Wednesday, Aberdeen police said a man armed with a handgun—described as in his late 30s or early 40s wearing a light colored shirt, camouflage pants and glasses—forced Ripken into her vehicle between 7 and 8 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle fled…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Violet Ripken was abducted from her Aberdeen home Tuesday, police said.
Aberdeen police held a news conference around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon to share information on the investigation into the abduction of resident Vi Ripken. Ripken, 74, went missing Tuesday and was resting safely with family Wednesday. See more: