Skyline kidnapping suspect arrested

Skyline kidnapping suspect arrested
Sheriff’s deputies arrest 22-year-old Jack Henry Doshay, a Fairbanks Ranch resident, on April 1 and is being charged with the March 23 attempted kidnapping of a 7-year-old Skyline Elementary School student in Solana Beach. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department

REGION — A 22-year-old resident of Fairbanks Ranch, who in 2009 donated $2,000 of his bar mitzvah money to the Helen Woodward Animal Center, was arrested April 1 and charged with the March 23 attempted kidnapping of a 7-year-old Skyline Elementary School student.

Jack Henry Doshay is being held at the Vista Detention Facility, with an April 3 arraignment for cruelty to a child, false imprisonment with violence and kidnapping.

Sheriff deputies made the arrest shortly after 7:30 p.m. in Laguna Niguel within a few hours after obtaining a warrant.

Doshay’s attorney, Paul Pfingst, provided the exact address.

The suspect is the son of Glenn and Karen Doshay, who have been honored several times for their contributions to the San Diego Jewish Academy.

Glenn Doshay is president of  Thorindor Air Inc., holds active roles in two companies and inactive roles in five others and is a minority owner of the San Diego Padres.

The younger Doshay was living with his parents and has a brother who resides in Solana Beach in the general area Skyline Elementary.

At about 3:30 p.m. on March 23, not long after the Solana Beach school on Lomas Santa Fe Drive let out, Doshay allegedly threatened the 7-year-old and tried to tape her mouth. The girl fought him off and screamed, which attracted the attention of teachers.

The victim and witnesses provided information that resulted in a widely reported composite sketch and description of the suspect’s car.

Sheriff William Gore, in an April 2 press conference, said that resulted in his department and Crime Stoppers receiving more than 150 tips.

“We just followed all those leads,” he said, adding that investigators worked for 10 days to eliminate or identify a possible suspect.

He said his department had been in contact with Pfingst earlier in the week and deputies were in the “general area” just prior to the arrest.

“We can’t make an arrest until we have enough facts developed in the case to get a warrant,” Gore said.

More than one person identified Doshay based on the sketch and description of the car, he added.

Gore declined to provide details on Doshay’s connection to the Laguna Niguel residence where he was arrested.

“This guy messed with the wrong girl and the wrong community,” Mike Paeske, the victim’s father, said during the approximately 12-minute press conference. “We are so proud of our daughter for the way she handled herself during the attack and subsequent investigation.

“She is our inspiration and our hero,” he added. “We are thankful for the outpouring of support that we have received from so many that don’t even know our daughter.

“We appreciate the vigilance of our friends, neighbors, Solana Beach residents and surrounding communities for their diligent efforts to find this person,” Paeske said as his wife, Joy, sat nearby, wiping away tears. “Your tips and phone calls were a huge support for this investigation.”

Paeske thanked all the law enforcement agencies that helped with the case “for making this a high priority and expending so many resources to apprehend this individual.”

“San Diego County families can sleep a little bit better knowing that one less threat is out there on the street,” Paeske said. “Apprehension was a huge milestone in our ordeal. Now we begin the process of healing.”

Gore said his department received help from the U.S. Marshal Service and San Diego FBI office. He praised Capt. Theresa Adams-Hydar from the North County station “for her exceptional leadership in bringing this investigating to a successful conclusion.”

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