Attempted Kidnapping Suspect Charged with Multiple Crimes

Posted on August 11, 2017 in

PASADENA, CA – On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged suspect Jose Diaz Servellon, 29-year-old male and Pasadena resident, with one count of kidnapping, one count of assault by means of force to produce great bodily injury, and one count of criminal threats; suspect’s bail was set at $500,000.

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, the suspect Servellon allegedly attempted to kidnap an adult female as she was walking home in the 100 block of West Maple Street.  The victim noticed the suspect, later identified as Servellon, standing on the sidewalk beside the opened passenger door of his truck. Once the victim walked past Servellon, she was pulled by her hair, causing her to fall to the ground.  She was dragged a short distance toward the truck despite the victim’s physical efforts to resist. A witness, who was driving saw the struggle and stopped. When the suspect noticed the witness stopping, he released the victim and drove away.

The Pasadena Police Department issued a News Release with a composite picture of the suspect and a picture of the suspect’s truck.  As a result, a citizen phoned the assigned detective and provided investigative leads. A comprehensive investigation by Pasadena detectives led to the identity and arrest of suspect Servellon on August 5, 2017.

The Pasadena Police Department greatly appreciates the actions of two concerned citizens who made a difference in disrupting this violent crime and assisting the department with the suspect’s identification and apprehension.

Anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to call Pasadena Police Detective Anthony Russo at (626) 744-6412 (weekdays) or the Pasadena Police Dispatch line 24/7 at (626) 744-4241. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 9, 2017 For More Information:  Lt. Jesse Carrillo (626) 744.4517  or Watch Commander (626) 744.4620

Pasadena Police Department, 207 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena, Calif. 91101

Phillip L. Sanchez, Chief of Police