Identity revealed of man charged over alleged kidnapping in Beach Haven, Auckland

  • 07/04/2024

A man charged over the alleged kidnapping of a woman from an Auckland home on Tuesday night can now be named.

Auckland man Jamie Perfect, 32, was granted interim name suppression when he appeared in court on Thursday charged with kidnapping, wounding with intent and two firearms charges.

The judge granted him 72 hours to tell his mother and his lawyers did not apply for an extension for his name suppression which ended Sunday afternoon.

On Tuesday evening, police rushed to Beach Haven after reports a woman had been injured and abducted.

According to the caregiver of the victim, speaking to Stuff, a woman and two men - one of whom had a shotgun - stomped into the house and through to the sleep-out where they reportedly proceeded to pull the woman out of the sleep-out.

Jamie Perfect.
Jamie Perfect. Photo credit: Newshub

Residents in the area told Newshub they heard what they described as "gunshots".

Detective Inspector Callum McNeill, of Waitematā CIB, said an altercation occurred "with the female occupant of the address being forced into the vehicle".

"As this has unfolded, the firearm has been discharged and this has been the subject of multiple reports from neighbours to police."

Police took Perfect and a 28-year-old woman into custody after they were found in central Auckland on Wednesday afternoon.

Police are still looking for another man over the alleged kidnapping. They believe 25-year-old Ralph Park received a gunshot wound but warn he's dangerous and shouldn't be approached.

Ralph Park.
Ralph Park. Photo credit: NZ Police / Supplied

"We believe Park was shot - either by his own achievements or accidentally by his accomplice," Det Insp McNeill said in a statement on Friday afternoon.

"Our team has been undertaking a number of enquiries to locate Park so far, including search warrants in the Auckland area.

"While I can't go into details around the specifics of our enquiries, we are absolutely committed to locating and arresting him."

Park is 166 centimetres tall and has a thin build. Anyone who sees him should call police on 111 immediately.

"You should consider him dangerous, and we advise that you do not approach him."

Anyone with general information on Park's whereabouts can also contact Police via the 105 phone service or anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.