Police Ask for Help Finding Kidnapping Suspect | NBC Connecticut

Police Ask for Help Finding Kidnapping Suspect



    Police are looking for Jerry Tinsdall, 33, of Bridgeport.

    West Haven police are looking for a man accused of striking two females and abducting one of them early Thursday morning.

    Police say that Jerry Tinsdall, 33, of Bridgeport forced his way into a West Haven apartment around 12:30 a.m. with a baseball bat and got into an argument with two female acquaintances.

    One of the women was holding a small child and Tinsdall attacked her with a baseball bat, police said. The child was not hurt.

    The other female tried to intervene and he also struck her with the bat, police said. Then he dragged her into a vehicle and later let her go in Bridgeport, according to a news release.

    Police consider Tinsdall armed and dangerous.

    Anyone with information on Tinsdall's whereabouts is asked to call the WHPD at 203-937-3900.

    Tinsdall was last seen operating a white 1994 Olds 88 Royale with CT registration 260-YCD.