By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Jose Baez Jr ,32,  of Lancaster arrested for kidnapping, other charges in Columbia

Jose Baez Jr ,32,  of Lancaster arrested for kidnapping, other charges in Columbia

Columbia, PA

On November 10, 2019, about 4:30PM the Columbia Borough Police were called to the 700 block of Plane Street  for a  threats/domestic complaint not in progress. It was reported to police that Jose Baez Jr ,32,  of Lancaster came to the house and threatened to shoot everyone at the house if one of the victims did not leave with Baez.

At 4:17PM the West Hempfield Township. Police were called to the 4000 block of Columbia Avenue for a weapons complaint.  West Hempfield  Police located a victim from the Plane Street incident domestic in a vehicle with Baez. A pistol was also located in that vehicle by an officer from West Hempfield Police.

An officer from Columbia Borough Police did met with the victims who told the officer Baez told one of the victims that he had both of his guns and that he would shoot both her and her brother. Baez continued to threaten the victim until she got into the car with him according to police. The victim told police that she got into the car out of fear for her and her families safety.

Baez was charged with one count of Kidnapping, three counts of Terroristic Threats, one count of Stalking and one count of Simple Assault. Baez was taken to central arraignment on the charges.