A police cruiser at the scene of the alleged kidnapping. Courtesy of OnScene.TV
A police cruiser arrives at the scene of the alleged kidnapping. Courtesy of OnScene.TV

A reported kidnapping of a woman in Huntington Beach that led to a SWAT response turned out to be unfounded, but authorities said Wednesday a suspect was arrested on outstanding warrants for drug possession and giving a false ID to police.

Police were called about a possible kidnapping at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Jennifer Marlatt said. The man who called said his girlfriend had not come home and he believed she was kidnapped, Marlatt said.

It turned out the woman was at the home of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Sutton, 26, in the 17100 block of Wildrose Lane, Marlatt said.

When police knocked no one came to the door and the woman was not answering her phone, so SWAT officers were called, Marlatt said.

The SWAT officers eventually got the woman’s attention and she emerged from the residence unharmed at about 8:30 p.m., Marlatt said. When police went into the house, Sutton “immediately surrendered,” just after 10 p.m., Marlatt said.

“The kidnapping allegations were unfounded, but Sutton did have three warrants and was arrested for those,” Marlatt said.

—City News Service

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