One in custody after assault, kidnapping from Paradise Valley resort

Mohamed Keisar (photo by Paradise Valley PD)

Mohamed Keisar (photo by Paradise Valley PD)

Police have arrested a man in connection with the kidnapping of his estranged ex-wife, who was found safely, according to officials.

At 9:26 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, the Paradise Valley Police Department was requested by the Scottsdale Police Department to check the welfare of an adult female victim who was staying at a Paradise Valley resort in the 5400 block of north Scottsdale Road.

The Scottsdale PD had taken a report from the victim’s sister and was attempting to locate the victim. The victim’s sister had several recorded phone calls from the victim where a female could be heard screaming for help in the background, stated officials.

The Paradise Valley police officers located friends of the victim at the resort but the victim was not located, according to a police report. One of the victim’s friends said the victim took a phone call from someone — possibly her estranged husband — around 8 p.m., and had not been seen since.

The victim was located a short time later at her residence in Phoenix, according to police.

The victim stated she had been staying at the resort when her estranged husband, Mohamed H. Keisar, called her and demanded to speak with her in person. He threatened to come to the resort and embarrass her in front of her friends, according to the report.

The victim then agreed to meet with Keisar in the resort parking lot. The victim met him in the parking lot and got into the car with him, according to police.

Keisar began arguing with the victim about their pending divorce and the victim attempted to get out of the car, stated officials. Keisar pulled the victim back into the car, hit her in the face and drove off northbound on north Scottsdale Road with the victim in the car.

The victim tried to call her sister several times on her cell phone for help, but Keisar took the phone away from her, according to police. Keisar continued arguing with the victim and making threats but the victim was eventually able to convince him to take her home.

Keisar was also located in Phoenix and was arrested, reports state.

Keisar was subsequently transported and booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping, endangerment, preventing the use of a telephone during an emergency, threatening and intimidating and unlawful imprisonment.

Anyone with information regarding this case should call the Paradise Valley Police Department at 480-948-7410.

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