Las Vegas police held a news conference around 2 p.m. this afternoon and they say they have interviewed the grandfather of that kidnapped 6-year-old Las Vegas boy. Clemons Fred Tinnemeyer, a person of interest in the case, was arrested in Riverside last night and is being held at the Central Detention Center in the city of San Bernardino.
A nationwide Amber Alert went out after Cole Puffinburger was snatched from his Las Vegas home by at least two suspects posing as cops on Wednesday, October 15. The first grader’s mother and her boyfriend were left tied up. The suspects ransacked the home, apparently searching for money.
The Amber Alert was lifted a short while ago. Las Vegas Metro Police Captain Vincent Cannito says “… Amber Alert has run its course.” Still, Captain Cannito stressed an intense search for Cole goes on as part of a wide-spread investigation that has included the execution of search warrants, the collection and analysis of significant evidence, and interviews with a number of individuals.
Also, Captain Cannito mentioned they have interviewed another person of interest and want to speak to a third, Jesus Gastelum. Cannito gave the impression that several agencies, on the local, state and federal levels, are working this case.
Previously, authorities have said the boy’s abduction was drug related. They say the grandfather may have ripped off millions from some Mexican drug dealers.