Woman faces carjacking, kidnapping charges | TheUnion.com

Woman faces carjacking, kidnapping charges

Sam Corey
Staff Writer

A woman arrested on charges of carjacking, extortion, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy remained in custody Monday on $335,000 in bond, authorities said.

Vanessa Leahy, 40, of Nevada City, was suspected to be one of three people involved in a June 30 incident, when an individual was kidnapped and had a car stolen, in addition to personal property. Grass Valley police learned of the incident days later, according to Sgt. Clint Bates, and its investigations unit issued a Be On The Lookout alert on Thursday.

On Saturday, Leahy was seen in downtown Grass Valley, which later led to her arrest, Bates said.

Bates would not release information about the alleged victim, but did say some of the property had been recovered.

Leahy’s arraignment date is unknown, according to Bates.

To contact Staff Writer Sam Corey, email scorey@theunion.com or call 530-477-4219.

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