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The AMBER Alert Program, named for 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. Broadcasters use the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to air a description of the abducted child and suspected abductor. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe recovery of the child.



AMBER Plan Statistics

Successful Recoveries 502
Total Plans Nationwide 120
Statewide Plans 53
Regional Plans 29
Local Plans 38
Updated March 8, 2010

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AMBER Alert Success Stories

Recent Success Stories

February 17, 2010
Vallejo, CA
An AMBER Alert was activated for the Vallejo Police Department in the Bay Area and Sacramento region for a 12-year-old girl that was abducted by her non-custodial mother. Authorities believed the child to be in danger so an AMBER Alert was issued. An officer in another jurisdiction heard the AMBER Alert , and based on that notification the officer investigated if the suspect had any relatives in the jurisdiction or acquaintances, and identified a possible location. Upon arrival at the location, the officer saw the vehicle associated with the AMBER Alert and arrested the suspect. The child was safely rescued.

February 12, 2010
Elkton, MD
The mother of a 4-year-old girl and her ex-boyfriend were involved in an argument when he jumped into her car and drove away, with the child still in the rear seat. The abductor was reportedly intoxicated. Investigators from the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office made phone contact with the abductor and tried to convince him to release the child. The officer said the suspect stated that the child was his girl and was not letting her go. Fearing for the child’s safety an AMBER Alert was issued. This prompted the abductor to call his ex-girlfriend advising he was in Delaware and was going to bring the child to the Sheriff's Office due to the media attention from the AMBER Alert. Investigators went out on the road to look for the vehicle which was spotted on Route 40 about a half mile into Delaware, pulling into a Wawa store. The suspect exited the vehicle and entered the store. Investigators approached the suspect and took him into custody without incident. The child was found sleeping in the vehicle and safely rescued.

December 30, 2009
Lake Wales, FL
An AMBER Alert was issued for 2 children ages 4 and 5 who were taken from their home by their non-custodial mother and 2 companions. One of the suspects saw the AMBER Alert, and contacted law enforcement. As a result, the child was safely rescued.

November 28, 2009
Dearborn, MI
A 1-year-old boy was taken from a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant by his non-custodial father. The suspect was limited by the Court to supervised visits with his son due to previous assaults against the child’s mother. He threatened to harm the child, so an AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect was aware the police were involved and that an AMBER Alert had been issued, so he dropped off the baby with a family member. The child was safely rescued.

November 14, 2009
Warren, OH
An AMBER Alert was issued for an 8-month-old boy who was abducted from his home by his biological father. The suspect had an active warrant for child endangerment and also had a civil protection order against him to protect the mother and child. The abductor saw the AMBER Alert on television, phoned the mother of the child and turned himself in to authorities. The child was safely rescued and returned to his mother. The suspect was charged with abduction and violation of protection order.

November 9, 2009
Sanford, ME
A 2-year-old girl was abducted by her non-custodial father after he broke into her home. He physically and sexually assaulted the child’s mother at knife point, stole her cellular phone, and stated that he had nothing to live for. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A hunter in New Hampshire had heard the AMBER Alert and memorized the vehicle and registration number of the truck. He located the father and daughter in a truck on a tote road in the woods and refused to leave without taking girl with him. The child was safely rescued.

October 7, 2009
Bowling Green, OH
The Bowling Green Police in coordination with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Columbus Communications Center issued an AMBER Alert for a 19-month-old girl who was abducted by her biological father. The suspect had made threats to kill the mother and her family. He also stated that if he could not have his daughter then no one could have her. The suspect heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and turned himself in to the Bowling Green Police at a gas station. The child was safely rescued and the suspect was arrested.

October 2, 2009
Fresno, CA
The Fresno Police Department requested an AMBER Alert for a 2-year-old boy and 1-year-old girl, who were forcibly abducted from their home along with their mother, by their father. The suspect was believed to be armed with a handgun and threatened to kill his family. A regional AMBER Alert was issued. Bakersfield Area California Highway Patrol units, who were aware of the AMBER Alert based on information from a BOLO, located the vehicle on the freeway approximately 20 minutes after its activation After a short pursuit, the suspect vehicle overturned and struck a “big- rig” truck. At some unknown point during the event, the suspect sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The children and mother were safely located in the vehicle and were transported to a medical facility for precautionary medical evaluation.

September 29, 2009
Mooresville, NC
An AMBER Alert was issued for 2 siblings ages 12 and 11 who were abducted by their adoptive father. The 12-year-old girl was 9 months pregnant and scheduled to have emergency surgery to deliver on the morning she and her sister were abducted. The Department of Social Services was involved in the case because of suspicions that the adoptive father may be the father of the baby. An individual recognized the vehicle from the AMBER Alert and contacted law enforcement, who safely rescued the children.

September 4, 2009
Miami, FL
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 2-year-old boy who was taken by his mother after a confrontation with the aunt of the child. The mother was dropping off another child at a daycare the next morning and saw the AMBER Alert on the television. She called law enforcement and turned herself in. The child was safely rescued.

September 1, 2009
Sarasota, FL
A 3-year-old boy was with his babysitter when the child’s mother instructed the babysitter to bring the child back home. When the babysitter refused, an AMBER Alert was issued. The babysitter saw the AMBER Alert and contacted law enforcement to turn himself in. The child was safely rescued.

August 19, 2009
Pleasanton, CA
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department activated a regional AMBER Alert on behalf of the Pleasanton Police Department for a 2-month-old boy who was taken by force by his father and the child’s uncle. The mother of the suspect observed the AMBER Alert on the local news media and contacted the suspects to arrange for their surrender. The suspects turned themselves in to the Antioch Police Department and the child was safely rescued.

August 10, 2009
Flagstaff, AZ
On August 9, 2009, the parents of a 6-year-old boy were in a custody dispute involving the time frame as to when the father would return the child. According to court documents the child was supposed to be returned to his mother that day. Law enforcement contacted the father the next day stating that he had to return the child. During the phone conversation the father told law enforcement that “if you don’t hear from me in one hour, my son and I will be dead.” He then called the judge involved in his case and made a similar statement. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A Mohave County Deputy Sheriff who lived next door to the father recognized the vehicle from an attempt to locate and a SWAT call was initiated on the residence. At 1510 hours, the suspect turned himself in. The child was rescued after he was found in the residence unharmed. The father was taken into custody and charged with custodial interference and pending kidnapping charges.



August 9, 2009
Durham, NC
The mother of a 3-week-old boy was assaulted by the child’s father after he forced his way into her home. The suspect left the residence with the child and fled in a vehicle. Since he was known to be violent and possibly a drug user, an AMBER Alert was quickly issued. An individual who knew the abductor saw the AMBER Alert and contacted law enforcement with a tip. The child was safely rescued.


July 27, 2009
Sikeston, MO
A father took his 5-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter after an argument with the children’s mother. He had kicked the mother out of the vehicle and stated he would kill anyone, including the children, if he saw law enforcement. Because of his statements and possible intoxication, an AMBER Alert was issued. After the father was contacted and told there was an AMBER Alert, he contacted authorities and was taken into custody. The children were rescued and safely returned to their mother.

July 24, 2009
Marengo, OH
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 17-month-old girl who was abducted by her non-custodial mother, who is bi-polar, suicidal, and threatened to kill herself and the child. The suspect’s brother told her about the AMBER Alert, and she turned herself in at the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office approximately 30 miles from the abduction site. The child was safely rescued and safely returned home.

July 14, 2009
Norwalk, CA
On July 14, 2009, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) requested an AMBER Alert for a 2-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy who were abducted by a stranger. The children were left inside a vehicle parked outside a strip mall in Los Angeles when the suspect stole the vehicle. A regional AMBER Alert was issued. Approximately 4 hours later an individual who was aware of the AMBER Alert observed the vehicle in a 76 Gas Station parking lot and notified local law enforcement. The Compton LASD Sub Station responded to the scene and safely rescued both children.

July 7, 2009
Springfield, OH
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 9-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl after the suspect assaulted the mother, threatened to kill her and the children, and threw the mother out of the vehicle The suspect turned himself in after he saw the AMBER Alert on television. The children were safely rescued and the suspect was charged with domestic violence, assault, two counts of endangering children, disruption of public service and interfering with custody.

June 11.2009
Zebulon, NC
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 1-year-old child who was abducted by his father during an altercation with the child’s mother. A law enforcement officer who was aware of the AMBER Alert spotted the vehicle and made the traffic stop. The child was safely rescued.

June 5, 2009
Tempe, AZ
A 1-year-old girl was on supervised visitation with her non-custodial mother at a mall, when the mother took the child away without permission. They were reported missing to the Tempe Police Department and an AMBER Alert was issued. The parents of mother’s boyfriend saw the AMBER Alert and told their son to call the police. A tip from the boyfriend led Phoenix Police Department to the location where the child was rescued unharmed and the mother arrested.

July 2, 2009
Plano, IL
A 3-year-old girl was left in the care of her non-custodial mother after the hospitalization of her custodial father. After being dismissed from the hospital, the custodial father tried to locate the child and mother. After several hours, he reported the situation to law enforcement. Soon after, an AMBER Alert was activated. An individual who was aware of the AMBER Alert contacted law enforcement with information about the whereabouts of the child and abductor. The child was safely rescued.

May 14, 2009
East Lansing, MI
A 16-year-old girl was reported missing by her mother, after the child was taken by her boyfriend from her home in the Cedar Hill area of East Lansing, MI. The abductor had a history of assault, so an AMBER Alert was quickly issued. An individual recognized the vehicle from the AMBER Alert and contacted law enforcement. The child was safely rescued.

May 3, 2009
San Bernardino, CA
On May 3, 2009, The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department requested an AMBER Alert for a 3-year-old child abducted during a home invasion robbery. Two suspects, armed with hand guns entered the home, tied up the mother and other children, then kidnapped the 3-year-old child. An AMBER Alert was activated in Southern California. On May 15, 2009, the child was found walking the streets in Mexicali, Mexico, apparently released by his captors. He was found wandering the streets of Mexicali, Mexico by local authorities and was identified as the child in the active AMBER Alert. The child was safely rescued and returned home.

April 24, 2009
Maricopa, AZ
A woman telephoned her husband and said that she was going to take her children aged 2 years and 8 months and then commit suicide. The mother had a history of suicide attempts and had become infatuated with media accounts of mothers who took the lives of their children and then committed suicide. When the husband arrived home, both his wife and children were missing. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A Department of Public Safety Officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle described in the AMBER Alert. The children were rescued unharmed.

April 8, 2009
Shasta, CA
An AMBER Alert was issued for 2 children, ages 2 and 5, who were taken by their father during a domestic dispute. The dispute started while the father, mother, and two victims were in transit in a motor vehicle. At some point during the dispute, the mother got out of the vehicle and the father threatened the children with an edged weapon. The mother, fearing for the children’s lives, notified the Sheriff’s Department. A BOLO (Be On the Lookout) that originated from the AMBER Alert was issued and a sheriff’s patrol unit located the suspect vehicle in transit. The suspect refused to yield and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit was turned over to the California Highway Patrol and the suspect was subsequently taken into custody at the end of the pursuit. It was learned that the suspect had dropped the victims off earlier in the afternoon at a residence in the city of Redding. The Redding Police safely rescued both victims at that residence.

April 3, 2009
Salt Lake City, UT
The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office issued an AMBER Alert after a woman stole a vehicle with 3-year-old boy in the back seat. The child’s parents had stopped at a gas station in separate vehicles and were putting gas in one car when a woman jumped into the other vehicle and sped away. The stolen vehicle and the victim were found in a nearby neighborhood. A resident discovered the victim playing with her children and told authorities she recognized the boy from the AMBER Alert. Deputies arrived moments later and confirmed the child was the victim in the AMBER Alert. The rescued child was reunited with his family and the abductor was charged with first-degree felony child kidnapping.

March 29, 2009
Bradenton, FL
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 12-year-old girl who may have been lured from her home, possibly via the Internet by an adult male. The suspect saw the AMBER Alert, became scared and dropped the victim off close to her home, and the child was rescued. The suspect was later identified and arrested.


March 24, 2009
Plant City, FL
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 2-month-old girl who was taken from her mother by a woman allegedly impersonating a public official. An individual saw the AMBER Alert and notified police with the suspect’s information, and were advised that the suspect had previously tried something similar with the caller. The child was safely rescued.

March 24, 2009
Kentwood, MI
Four children ages 9, 5, 4, and 1 were taken by the father of one of the children after he assaulted the child’s mother. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The suspect saw the AMBER Alert on television and released the children unharmed. The rescued children were returned home.

March 10, 2009
Alexandria, KY
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 6-month-old infant who had been taken from her foster mother by her biological mother. The child was ill and needed special medication and special formula, none of which the biological mother had. A relative who took mother and child to a neighboring county heard the AMBER Alert and immediately called reporting the location of mother and child. The child was safely rescued.

March 7, 2009
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 2-year-old boy who was abducted by his father, who has a history of being bi-polar, drug abuse-crack cocaine, attempted suicide and does not have medications with him. An individual spotted the suspect’s vehicle in Springfield, Ohio and the suspect was arrested by the Springfield Police Department. The victim was safely rescued and reunited with his mother at the Springfield police station.

March 2, 2009
Yreka, CA
On March 2, 2009, the Yreka Police Department requested an AMBER Alert for a 3-year-old child who was abducted from her residence. The child was at home in bed, when a man entered the residence and kidnapped her. ENTAC issued an AMBER Alert in Northern and Central California. Additionally, the AMBER Alert extended into Oregon and parts of Nevada. The Yreka Police Department located the suspect and took him into custody; however, the victim and suspect vehicle were not found at the time. Approximately one hour later, an individual who knew about the AMBER Alert saw tire tracks on a dirt road and followed them on foot where they located the victim walking down the road. The suspect remained in custody and the victim was safely rescued.

February 28, 2009
Frankfort, KY
A 2-year-old girl went missing when her father failed to return her after an authorized visit. The abductor’s grandfather reported that he was suicidal and was unsure where he went with the child; he also reported his car missing along with a handgun. An AMBER Alert was issued. A high school friend of the father saw him in Alabama, later saw the AMBER Alert, and reported the sighting to Alabama law enforcement authorities. The abductor then went to Tennessee where the grandfather’s vehicle was discovered at a local motel, by a Tennessee officer who was also aware of the AMBER Alert. The officer checked local taxi companies and the bus depot. He was able to determine through eyewitnesses and video that the perpetrator and child were on a bus to Mexico. The abductor was located in Monterey Mexico by Mexican authorities and the F.B.I. and the child was safely rescued.

February 18, 2009
Cameron, MO
A 3-year-old girl was taken by her grandmother during the middle of the night. The mother realized her daughter was missing when she went to wake her up in the morning. The grandmother’s mental issues led authorities to believe that the girl might be in danger, so an AMBER Alert was issued. A truck driver who had heard the alert on the radio saw the vehicle drive into the truck stop parking lot and contacted law enforcement. The girl and her grandmother were located at a truck stop and the child was safely rescued.


February 14, 2009
San Bernardino, CA
The San Bernardino Police Department requested an AMBER Alert for a 23-month-old child, taken by her estranged father. The father allegedly assaulted her mother with an ice pick before taking the child and her vehicle. The suspect threatened to kill the child if the police found him. The suspect’s relative saw the AMBER Alert on the television, then called the suspect and advised him the police were attempting to locate him and recover the child. The suspect subsequently dropped the child off at the relative’s house and then fled. The relative called police, who safely rescued the child.


January 28, 2009
Vandalia, OH
An AMBER Alert was issued by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in coordination with the Vandalia Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol for a 3-year-old boy who was abducted by his father, a known drug user. An individual recognized the vehicle description and called the Vandalia Police Department, who met with the suspect and resolved the issue peacefully. The child was safely rescued.


January 27, 2009
Greensboro, NC
An AMBER Alert was issued for 2 children ages 4 and 7 who had been taken by their father’s live-in girlfriend without his knowledge or permission. She had borrowed a car, ID, credit card from a friend before she left with the kids and has a known drug habit. An individual who had seen the AMBER Alert notified the police of the suspect’s whereabouts. Law enforcement found her checked in an area hotel under an alias name and the children were safely rescued.


January 22, 2009
Tempe, AZ
A 7-month-old boy and his mother were abducted at gunpoint by his father, who made threats and caused damage to the residence. Since the child was believed to be in imminent danger an AMBER Alert was issued resulting in a tip. That tip led officers to the home of the child’s grandmother, where the child and mother had been dropped off. The abductor fled on foot and the child and mother were safely rescued.

January 16, 2009
Ogden, UT
A 14-year-old girl allegedly ran off with a 22-year-old woman. Police believed the suspect may have had a sexual relationship with the victim and was possibly taking her to Las Vegas, California or Mexico. An AMBER Alert was issued. A trucker heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and called 911 when he spotted the suspect’s vehicle. Less than two hours after the AMBER Alert went out authorities rescued the victim and apprehended the suspect in Washington County, 27-miles from the Utah-Nevada border. The suspect has been charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor and providing shelter to a runaway.

January 12, 2009
San Jose, CA
An AMBER Alert was issued for an 8-year-old girl who was abducted by her mother's ex-boyfriend, who walked into a school and took the little girl. The suspect saw the signs with the AMBER Alert and dropped the girl off unharmed outside of an establishment. She was safely returned to her mother.

January 5, 2009
Lucas, IA
An AMBER Alert was issued for a pregnant 17-year-old who was observed being taken by the 20-year-old father of her unborn child. The abductor heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and turned himself in at the Lucas County Courthouse. The girl was safely rescued.

January 4, 2009
West Columbia, SC
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 7-month-old boy and his mother who were abducted at gunpoint by the child’s father. As a direct result of the Levi’s Call issued in Georgia, a Georgia State Trooper spotted the vehicle at a hotel in Madison, directly off of I-20, the suspected route of travel. Upon approach, the perpetrator fired shots at the officers and a standoff began, lasting through the night with involvement by GBI, FBI, Georgia State Patrol and local law enforcement. The suspect surrendered the next day and the child was safely rescued.

January 1, 2009
Candler, NC
Two siblings ages 10 and 6 were taken by their biological father, who was a suspect in a triple homicide. The children’s mother was one of the victims. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. Law enforcement received a tip from a neighbor who knew the whereabouts of the children. The children were safely rescued.

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December 14, 2008
Muhlenberg, PA
An 11-year-old boy was attending a sleepover at a friend’s house when the child’s estranged father arrived at the sleepover intoxicated and removed the victim. The suspect called his estranged wife, the mother of the victim, and told her he had the child and stated “it’s suicide night, we’re gonna die” and then turned off the cell phone. Police distributed a BOLO on the suspect vehicle and attempted to corroborate the victim’s mother’s story. The police verified through court records that the victim and mother were the subjects of an emergency protection from abuse order and that the suspect posed a verified threat to the child. An AMBER Alert was issued. Police received a call from a family member who had seen the AMBER Alert and was aware of the suspect’s and child’s whereabouts. The child was safely rescued and the suspect taken into custody on charges of terroristic threats, endangering the welfare of a child, and recklessly endangering another person.


November 24, 2008
Saginaw, MI
Three siblings ages 9, 5, and 3 were abducted by their father after he had allegedly killed the children’s mother. The children were believed to be in extreme danger so an AMBER Alert was issued. A witness observed the suspect from the AMBER Alert and reported the sighting to local law enforcement. The suspect was stopped during a patrol stop and the children, who were also in the car, were safely rescued.

November 18, 2008
Decatur, IL
Two siblings, ages 11 and 7 were reported missing from the scene of a homicide and were believed to have been taken by their father. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A Quincy police officer who had received the information about the AMBER Alert on the mobile unit in his car observed the vehicle in question. He followed it into a convenience store parking lot where he was able to apprehend the suspect without incident. The children were rescued unharmed and the suspect was taken into custody.

October 29, 2008
Bartow, FL
A 5-year-old child was taken by his father, who was disoriented, confused, and paranoid. Police were concerned about the child’s welfare so an AMBER Alert was issued. An individual who had seen the AMBER Alert on the FDOT road signs observed the vehicle in question and notified law enforcement. The child was safely recovered.


October 20, 2008
Reynoldsburg, OH
A 5-year old girl was abducted from school after her morning kindergarten class by her non-custodial mother, who suffers from bi-polar disorder. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The suspect saw the AMBER Alert sign on the freeway and left the child at a Library. The child was safely rescued and the suspect was apprehended later.

October 19. 2008
Alexandria, VA
A grandfather and his two grandchildren were at retail store in Fairfax County, VA. The grandfather left the children unattended while shopping, when an unknown female took the 5-year-old child with her. An AMBER Alert was issued. An individual saw the AMBER Alert on television and called law enforcement with the whereabouts of the child. The child was safely rescued nearby.

October 15, 2008
Las Vegas, NV
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 6-year-old boy who had been taken during a home invasion robbery by two men posing as police officers. The boy’s mother and her fiance were tied up by the men who also ransacked the house. Investigators determined that the boy’s grandfather had ties to a Mexican drug cartel and may have kept millions of dollars in illicit drug money. The child was dropped off by the suspects in church parking lot. A bus driver who was aware of the AMBER Alert contacted police who safely rescued the child.

October 6, 2008
Zelienople, PA
A 16-year-old girl was waiting at her school bus stop with several other children when her 19-year-old ex-boyfriend approached her and began a verbal altercation. The argument escalated and the ex-boyfriend grabbed the victim by the arm and hair and dragged her across the street, forced her in his vehicle, and then departed at a high rate of speed. The bus had arrived during the altercation and the bus driver used his cell phone to call police to report the incident. An AMBER Alert was activated. A friend of the suspect saw the AMBER Alert, called the suspect and convinced him to return the child and turn himself in to police. The suspect turned himself in to police and the victim was safely rescued.

September 21, 2008
Independence, MO
Four (4) siblings ages 14, 12, 10 and 7 were taken by their biological mother after unsupervised visitation. An AMBER Alert was issued. A motel employee in Olympia, Washington recognized the children, who had been featured as missing on television. The employee contacted law enforcement and the children were safely rescued.

September 11, 2008
Coon Rapids, MN
A 2-year-old girl was abducted by her mother, who made threats that she would kill the child and her siblings. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. Once the mother became aware of the AMBER Alert, she released the child to a family member and the child was subsequently safely rescued by police. The mother was later arrested.

September 6, 2008
Watkins, CO
The father of an 8-year-old girl found his daughter missing around 6:00 am, with the screen from her bedroom window removed and the downstairs door unlocked. The birth mother had been in town to visit her the previous day and was suspected to have abducted the child. An AMBER Alert was issued. An individual who knew the whereabouts of the child and suspect saw the AMBER Alert and called police. The child was safely rescued.

August 26, 2008
Alamosa, CO
The parents of a 5-month-old infant were in the midst of a domestic situation and based on incidents in prior days, the mother went to live with a friend. The father broke into the friend’s residence, made threats to mother with a knife and took the child. The mother was treated for cuts to her throat and ear. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A law enforcement officer aware of the AMBER Alert observed the vehicle in question, and safely rescued the child during a traffic stop.


August 24, 2008
Lancaster, SC
A 2-year-old girl was taken from her grandparents’ residence by her biological father, who was in a psychotic state and not taking prescribed medication. An AMBER Alert was issued. The child was safely rescued in Florida after an individual aware of the AMBER Alert told law enforcement that suspect and child were en route to the subject’s girlfriend’s residence in Florida.

August 23, 2008
Riverside, CA
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department requested an AMBER Alert due to the abduction of a 5-year-old girl by her biological father. The father shot the victim’s mother, abducted his child, and fled the scene. Due to the extreme violent behavior, the California Highway Patrol activated an AMBER Alert in the Los Angeles area. Within hours, the suspect heard of the EAS message and observed the changeable message signs on the roadway. He drove to a family member’s residence in Kern County and dropped the victim off with a relative. The Kern County Sheriff’s Department responded to the residence and safely recovered the victim. A short time later, a Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy observed the suspect at a local fast food restaurant and the suspect was taken into custody.

August 22, 2008
Palmdale, CA
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department activated an AMBER Alert for 2 siblings ages 5 and 9 who were taken from their custodial grandparents, by their non-custodial mother. The LASD believed the children to be in danger due to past incidents. A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy, who was aware of the AMBER Alert , located the suspect vehicle, parked at a motel. The suspect was later identified and arrested and both children were safely rescued.

August 6, 2008
Alameda County, CA
An AMBER Alert was issued due to the abduction of 6 children ranging in age from 2-11 years old by the victims’ non-custodial mother. In less than 1½ hours an individual heard the AMBER Alert broadcast on their car radio, and observed the suspect’s vehicle parked in a department store parking lot with the children inside. The San Leandro Police Department was notified and all of the children were safely recovered. Shortly thereafter, the suspect walked out of the department store and was subsequently arrested by the San Leandro Police Department.

June 30, 2008
Kenosha, WI
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 22-month old girl who was taken by her non-custodial father. The suspect had abused the child’s mother and threatened that she would never see the child alive again. He later called the house and threatened to shoot the child and himself. An off-duty officer who was aware of the AMBER Alert noticed the vehicle the suspect was traveling in and contacted law enforcement. The suspect was subsequently shot and killed by law enforcement after displaying a handgun. The child was located in the vehicle unharmed.

June 27, 2008
Birmingham, AL
A 1-year-old boy went missing along with his 16-year-old babysitter, who took the child’s mother’s vehicle without permission. An AMBER Alert was issued. The child was with a family of the suspect who heard the AMBER Alert on a local radio. The family convinced the suspect to leave the child with them for a short period. When the suspect left, they called the Bessemer Police Department who responded to the scene. The child was safely rescued.

June 25, 2008
Rock Hill, SC
An 11-month-old girl was taken by her biological father, who was inebriated at the time of the abduction. An AMBER Alert was issued. An individual who heard the AMBER Alert called in information to law enforcement revealing where the suspect was hiding and the child was safely rescued.

June 23, 2008
Mountain Home, AR
An AMBER Alert was for a 16-month old boy who was discovered missing from his daycare when his mother arrived to pick him up. A female had called the daycare earlier in the day identifying herself as the mother, stating she had a family emergency and would be sending her sister to pick the child up. After hearing the AMBER Alert an individual called the Mountain Home Police Department and said that he believed he had information that would lead to the recovery of the boy. He gave law enforcement a description of the suspect and where he might be located. Officers went to the location where the child was safely rescued and the suspect was arrested.

July 19. 2008
Loris, SC
A 2-year-old girl and her mother were abducted from their residence by the child’s father. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. An individual heard the license tag number on the radio, observed the suspect vehicle on the highway and reported the whereabouts to law enforcement. Based on that information, law enforcement Aviation Unit identified the vehicle in a wooded area and directed officers in to facilitate recovery and arrest.

July 18, 2008
Racine, WI
An 11 ½ month old child was taken by force from an apartment in Racine, Wisconsin by an ex-boyfriend of the child’s mother. The abductor took the child and left a note indicating she would get her child back when she repaid the $2,000.00 that the abductor claimed was owed to him. An AMBER Alert was issued. The abductor heard the Alert and gave the child to a third party. The child was safely rescued.

June 15, 2008
Uhrichsville, OH
Two sisters ages 7 and 8 were last seen outside their father’s home, when they were offered a ride by a stranger. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A family member of the abductor heard AMBER Alert and began searching places they knew he frequented, found his vehicle, and called 9-1-1. The children were safely rescued.

June 12, 2008
Pickerington, OH
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 5-year-old boy who was abducted by his non-custodial father, after a domestic altercation with the child’s mother. The suspect saw the AMBER Alert on the highway signs, called police to negotiate a surrender, which allowed the police to locate the suspect through investigative means. The suspect was arrested and the child was safely rescued.

June 6, 2008
Miami, FL
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 12-year-old boy abducted by relatives, who demanded money for the child’s return. An individual who had seen the AMBER Alert on television, called in a tip about the identity of the girlfriend of one of the suspects. The child was safely rescued.

May 23, 2008
Hallandale Beach, FL
A mother and her 3 children aged 11 years, 2 years, and 5 months were in her vehicle and was stopped at a traffic light. The father had followed them and he and the children’s mother had a verbal argument. The mother got out of the car and the father took off with the children. An AMBER Alert was issued. The father heard the AMBER Alert and turned himself in to police. The children were safely rescued.

May 22, 2008
Belleville, IL
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 15-year-old girl who was picked up from school by an unknown adult male. A relative of the adult male contacted Belleville PD with the child’s whereabouts after seeing the AMBER Alert on television. The child was safely rescued.

May 7, 2008
Gwinnett County, GA
A 1-year-old child was abducted by his non-custodial mother. The child has acute asthma and requires several breathing treatments per day. The abductor did not take the child's emergency medication with her, and due to the poor quality of air and pollen count the child was believed to be in extreme danger. An AMBER Alert was issued. An individual recognized the mother from the AMBER Alert and contacted law enforcement. The child was safely rescued.

April 30, 2008
Arlington, MA
The parents of a 6-month-old boy lost custody of their son and refused to release the child to the temporary custodian. The father made homicidal threats against the child, the mother, himself, and two others. In addition, the father has a lengthy violent criminal history and both parents are substance abusers. An AMBER Alert was issued. The suspects stated that they felt their world was crashing in on them when they became aware of the AMBER Alert. As soon as they saw pictures of themselves on the news they knew they would not be able to travel anywhere without being recognized. The mother turned herself and the child in to authorities. The father was arrested several hours later.

April 29, 2008
Columbus, OH
A 3-year-old boy was abducted by his biological father, who has a history of drug abuse and domestic violence. The child has asthma and is required to take medication every six hours. An AMBER Alert was issued because the child was believed to be in danger and did not have any medication. When the suspect saw a television broadcast of the AMBER Alert he turned himself in into law enforcement and the child was safely rescued.

April 21, 2008
Anderson, SC
A 3-year-old boy was abducted from his daycare by his non-custodial mother, who has a history of drug abuse. The abductor also had an outstanding warrant for grand larceny and was known by local law enforcement due to her involvement and subsequent arrests for assault type offenses. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The mother heard the AMBER Alert, contacted law enforcement, and the child was safely rescued.

April 12, 2008
Ruskin, FL
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 15-month-old child who was taken by his father after a violent confrontation with the child’s mother. An individual recognized the vehicle after hearing the AMBER Alert on the radio, and followed the vehicle until police were able to intercept them. The child was safely rescued.

March 24, 2008
Homestead, FL
The mother of 3-year-old and 6-year-old girls was in the bathroom of her residence while the children were in another room with the mother’s roommate. The roommate asked the children if they wanted to go to the park; however, the mother told him not to take them. When she came out of the bathroom, she discovered that the children and the subject were gone. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. An individual who saw the AMBER Alert on the television recognized the children and suspect walking down the road. Law enforcement was contacted and the children were safely rescued.

February 10, 2008
Trotwood, OH
A 2-month-old boy was abducted from his home by his non-custodial father, who had a long criminal history of felony drug abuse. When the father fled in a vehicle, the child only had a t-shirt and blanket, and was not placed in a car seat. Because of the father’s drug history and 15 degree weather, law enforcement believed the child was in danger. An AMBER Alert was issued. Within one hour of issuing the AMBER Alert, law enforcement received a tip regarding the location of the child. The child was safely rescued and returned to his mother.

February 7, 2008
Austin, TX
A 5-year-old boy was kidnapped from his mother’s vehicle as they prepared to leave for school. Suspects had conspired to hold him for ransom from the family. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The abductors determined that the media coverage and the quick exposure of the AMBER Alert made moving the child highly risky. The child was released by the abductors and rescued unharmed.

February 4, 2008
El Paso, TX
Two step-siblings ages 5 and 9, who had expressed interest in going to Juarez to visit the biological mother of one of the children, left their home in El Paso, TX. An AMBER Alert was issued. A concerned individual spotted the children and contacted law enforcement because the children looked out of place. The individual claimed that an unknown party picked up the children in their vehicle and drove away. The children reached Juarez and were taken into custody by the Juarez Police Department. When Juarez law enforcement observed the AMBER Alert on television they contacted the Sheriff's Office where the Alert had been issued. The children were safely rescued.

January 30, 2008
El Paso, TX
A 3-year-old girl was violently taken by her biological mother and the mother’s boyfriend. An AMBER Alert was issued. The abductor and associate observed the AMBER Alert on television, contacted law enforcement, turned themselves in and returned the child. The child was turned over to Child Protective Services who in turn returned the child to the biological father.

January 20, 2008
Novi, MI
An 11-year-old boy’s non-custodial mother went to his grandmother’s home with the intent to abduct the child and his 14-year old brother. The non-custodial mother and her associate assaulted the child’s grandmother and uncle, then abducted the 11-year-old child. An AMBER Alert was quickly activated. The abductor became aware of the AMBER Alert and contacted law enforcement. The child was safely rescued.

January 10, 2008
Hamburg, NY
Two sisters ages 5 and 8 were taken by their mother, who in phone conversations with law enforcement told them she would cause harm to the children. Law enforcement issued an AMBER Alert after receiving the threats to the welfare of the children. A gas station attendant in Niagara Falls, Ontario heard the AMBER Alert and noticed a woman with children matching the description. He contacted law enforcement and they were able to apprehend the mother and safely rescue the children.

January 3, 2008
Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office issued an AMBER Alert for a 3-year-old girl after she was taken by her non-custodial mother. Detectives believed the child was in danger because she had been missing for four days and the victim’s mother is a heroin addict and had been charged before with child endangerment. The mother and child were staying with residents at an apartment when they saw the AMBER Alert on TV. The residents confronted the suspect and as she was fleeing the apartment with the child, they called the police. When the police learned the mother had fled, an area search began and they were found at a nearby convenience store.

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December 31, 2007
Durham, NC
A mother and her 18-month-old child were reported missing by three individuals who witnessed an argument between the mother and her estranged boyfriend. When Durham Police responded, they found the door ajar and the mother and 18 month-old child were missing. The witnesses stated that the mother and her child were forcibly taken against their will. Due to the abductor’s violent history an AMBER Alert was issued for protection of the child. Based on the information in the AMBER Alert, law enforcement located the vehicle that was used in the abduction in Charlotte, where the mother and child were safely rescued.

December 26, 2007
Philadelphia, PA
Two siblings ages 6 and 3 were abducted by an unknown suspect from their mother’s vehicle after she left it unattended. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The children, who had been abandoned inside the stolen vehicle in the parking lot of a bar, were recognized by an employee who had seen the AMBER Alert. The individual contacted law enforcement and the children were safely rescued.

December 22, 2007
Cleveland, OH
A 3-year-old girl was abducted by her aunt, who has known violent tendencies, i.e. felony warrant for larceny, and prior murder and drug charges. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. When the suspect saw her picture during the AMBER Alert broadcast on TV, she contacted the child’s mother who in turn contacted authorities. The child was rescued unharmed and the suspect apprehended by the Cleveland Police Department.

December 20, 2007
Portsmouth, VA
A mother reported her 1-month-old child missing after the child care provider did not return the child at the end of the day. The Virginia State Police initially sent out an Endangered Missing Child Media Alert on the morning of the 20th and as information developed about the background of the accused and condition of the baby, an AMBER Alert was activated. After hearing the AMBER Alert broadcast on the radio at work, two hospital workers recalled the child, based on the clothing description, as being in the hospital building where they worked. One of the workers kept the accused occupied until they contacted police, who arrived at the hospital and safely recovered the child.

December 19, 2007
Columbia, IL
A 14-year-old girl was abducted from her home at knife point by an unknown male. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A motorist who had heard the Alert recognized the vehicle in question and immediately called 9-1-1. Law enforcement officers were dispatched and immediately started pursuing the vehicle. After a chase across state lines, the suspect was apprehended in Missouri. The child was safely rescued.

December 16, 2007
Monroe, NC
A 5-month-old girl was abducted from her legal guardian by her cognitively impaired mother. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. Due to the AMBER Alert, law enforcement received a tip with the child’s location and the child was safely rescued.

December 4, 2007
Missoula, MT
Three sisters ages 11, 9, and 7 were abducted from school by their non-custodial mother. Law enforcement had reason to believe that the mother would harm the children, so an AMBER Alert was issued. An anonymous caller contacted police dispatch with information that the vehicle mentioned in the AMBER Alert was parked at a motel in Kalispell. The abductor was apprehended and the children were safely rescued.

November 3, 2007
Romulus, MI
A 5- year-old boy was abducted by his cousin, who wanted the child removed from the mother’s custody due to alleged abuse the child was experiencing. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The abductor became aware of the, and turned the child over to law enforcement.

October 22, 2007
Oklahoma
A 3-year-old girl was left unattended in her grandfather’s vehicle with the doors locked and the car still running so he could gamble at a casino. An unknown individual stole the vehicle with the child still in the back seat. An AMBER Alert was issued. Within 30 minutes of AMBER Alert being issued a motorist called in and advised that he had seen the vehicle in question, which had been abandoned. The motorist waited for a state trooper to arrive to recover the child and take possession of the stolen vehicle.

October 17, 2007
Smyrna, GA
A 3-year-old boy was abducted by his father after a domestic altercation where the father threatened the mother with a knife. The abductor contacted law enforcement and was given a deadline to turn in himself and the child. When the deadline passed, a Levi’s Call (Georgia’s AMBER Alert) was issued. The father heard the Alert and dropped the child off at the grandmother’s house.

October 11, 2007
Skokie, IL
A 2-month old boy was taken by his biological father after he assaulted the child’s mother. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued because the child was in need of medication and the subject was known to have an extensive criminal history. The abductor became aware of the AMBER Alert and took the child to a relative’s home, then advised law enforcement as to where to find the child. The child was safely rescued.

October 6, 2007
Riverside, CA
A 12-year-old boy was last seen talking on a pay phone while on his way to school. An AMBER Alert was issued because authorities developed information that led them to believe the child was abducted by someone who knew him. An individual observed a vehicle on the freeway matching the suspect vehicle description broadcast in the AMBER Alert. California Highway Patrol units responded and safely rescued the child and took the suspect into custody.

October 2, 2007
Bartow, FL
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 15 year old girl who was lured from her home by a registered sexual offender she had met via the Internet. The suspect became aware of the AMBER Alert and released the child at a department store located in the Panhandle area. The child was safely rescued.

September 28, 2007
Yorba Linda, CA
A 15-year old girl was forcibly taken from a social event by her 18-year old ex-boyfriend. An AMBER Alert was issued in various counties between Orange County and Amador County in anticipation of the suspect going to an address located in Amador County. After obtaining updates on possible locations, a California Highway Patrol unit observed the suspect vehicle in the Los Banos Area. An enforcement stop was made and the suspect was taken into custody and the girl was safely recovered.

September 11, 2007
Baltimore, MD
A 1-year-old’s family met a young woman at a local hospital, when they found out she was homeless. The young woman was invited to their home to stay the night. When they woke up the next morning they discovered their child was missing along with the suspect. An AMBER Alert was issued. Law enforcement received a tip from an individual who had heard the AMBER Alert and the child was safely rescued.

August 28, 2007
Burlington, NC
A 3-week-old infant was abducted by his biological parents in an attempt to elude DSS from taking custody of their child. When it became clear that the parents had no intention of surrendering the child, an AMBER Alert was issued because the child was in imminent danger of harm. The parents and the child were at a Wal-Mart when the 5:00 pm news was broadcast and all the TV’s in Wal-Mart’s electronics department flashed their picture. They promptly surrendered the child, unharmed, to the Burlington City Police Department.

August 24, 2007
Morgan County, UT
A 5-year-old girl was abducted by her non-custodial mother and her mother’s boyfriend. The suspects allegedly beat up the girl’s custodial grandmother and drove off with the child in a stolen vehicle. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The suspects left the girl with a hotel clerk in Evanston, Wyoming. A family member of the clerk recognized the child from the AMBER Alert and contacted police with the location of victim. The girl was safely rescued and returned to her grandmother. Both suspects were arrested by Natural Resource officers the next day after they crashed their vehicle and attempted to get away by jumping into the bed of a pick-up truck.

August 21, 2007
Murrells Inlet, SC
Three children ages 8, 6, and 2 were abducted by their father, after the children’s mother rejected his attempt at reconciliation. The father was known to be a drug user and one of the children suffered from seizures and did not have medication. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A driver recognized the vehicle from the AMBER Alert and called 911. The children were safely rescued.

August 20, 2007
San Bernardino, CA
Four children ages 7 months, 3, 4, and 6 years were abducted from their residence by their father, after he stabbed his ex-wife’s boyfriend to death. Following a murder and child abduction investigation, an AMBER Alert was issued. A motorist traveling on SR-210 observed the changeable message signs and subsequently observed the suspect vehicle. The motorist dialed 911 and followed the vehicle until California Highway Patrol units arrived on scene. Rancho Cucamonga Area CHP units located the vehicle and arrested the suspect. All 4 children were safely rescued.

August 10, 2007
Glendale, AZ
The parents of a 1-year-old left their child unattended in their vehicle with the engine running. A suspect entered the vehicle and drove away with the child. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The suspect became aware of the AMBER Alert and abandoned the stolen vehicle. The child was safely rescued.

August 1, 2007
Huntersville, NC
The biological mother of a 1-year-old boy took her child shopping unsupervised, violating her custody order. The mother had a history of drug use and had just been released from a drug rehabilitation facility 2 days prior. After two days of not being able to locate the mother, an AMBER Alert was issued. Within 5 hours, the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Police Department located the mother’s vehicle and a chase ensued. The mother struck 2 police cars before being arrested. The child was safely rescued and returned to his biological father.

July 28, 2007
Salt Lake City, UT
A 7-month-old child was in a vehicle with his mother and an acquaintance when the acquaintance assaulted the mother on the side of the highway. He then fled with the mother’s vehicle at a high rate of speed with the baby in the backseat. The victim’s mother told officers that the suspect was suicidal and threatened to stab her son. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. An individual saw the AMBER Alert on television and called police after he recognized the vehicle parked near his home with the flashers on. Officers broke the vehicle’s window to get to the child, who was safely rescued.

July 25, 2007
Meridian, ID
A mother and her three children ages 14 days, 9 years, and 11 years were in their vehicle when they were forced over to the side of the road by the mother’s acquaintance. The suspect then forced them into his vehicle. The suspect had a history of domestic violence and was known to carry a weapon. There were several witnesses to the incident and the lives of the children were in question. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. An officer in Ontario, OR heard the AMBER Alert and started to check motels. He located the vehicle used in the abduction and the children were safely rescued.

July 19, 2007
North Branch, MI
A 2-year-old was abducted by her mother and her mother’s boyfriend, in an attempt to avoid DHS taking custody of the child. Once Michigan State Police was informed of the situation, an AMBER Alert was immediately issued. An acquaintance of the mother saw the AMBER Alert and called to inform the suspect. The mother turned herself in to law enforcement and the child was safely rescued.

July 15, 2007
Sumerall, MS
Four children ages 2 months, 3, 4 and 6 years old were kidnapped by their mother and her boyfriend. An AMBER Alert was immediately issued. A clerk in a convenience store in Athens, TN advised a Deputy that the children involved in the AMBER Alert were just leaving the store. The Deputy stopped the vehicle and arrested the suspect. The children were safely rescued.

July 3, 2007
Middleton, WI
Four children ages 3, 13, 16, and 17 were abducted by their father, who failed to return them to their mothers after a visit. Because law enforcement believed the children’s lives were in danger, an AMBER Alert was quickly issued. An employee at a Minnesota hotel recognized the family from the AMBER Alert and contacted authorities. The suspect was apprehended and the children were safely rescued.

June 25, 2007
Baltimore City, MD
A 3-year-old boy was abducted by his mother’s boyfriend who had assaulted the mother the previous night. Due to the abductor’s extended criminal history and the violent circumstances surrounding the abduction, an AMBER Alert was issued. The abductor dropped off the child because of the media outpour on the case. The child was safely rescued.

June 21, 2007
Eau Claire, WI
A six-year-old girl was abducted by her non-custodial father who was wanted for domestic violence battery involving the victim’s mother. He abducted the child coerce the mother to clear him of a restraining order that she had filed against him. AnAMBER Alertwas issued. Eau Claire authorities immediately began to receive calls from the community providing information as to the whereabouts of the suspect, his vehicle and the child. The suspect, who was aware of the AMBER Alert, contacted authorities and agreed to turn the child over to a family member. The child’s grandmother met with the suspect and returned child safely to her home.

May 22, 2007
College Park, GA
A 2 month-old child was abducted by his father following a domestic dispute with the child’s mother. An AMBER Alertwas issued. The abductor dropped the child off at a convenience store and called a family member to get the child after hearing the AMBER Alert on the radio. The child was safely rescued.

May 7, 2007
Amsterdam, Missouri
A 6-year-old girl was taken by her mother as she exited her school bus heading for class. Because the child’s mother had made threats to harm the child and herself in the past, an AMBER Alert was issued. The woman heard the AMBER Alert and surrendered the child and herself to law enforcement. The child was safely recovered.

May 2, 2007
Silver City, North Carolina
An 8-year-old boy was taken by his father after he learned that social service workers were attempting to remove the boy from his custody. Social Service workers believed the child was being abused. An AMBER Alert was issued. The man fled with the child to a church, and after hearing the AMBER Alert, turned himself and the child in. The boy was safely recovered.

April 26, 2007
Craven County, North Carolina
A 17-month-old girl was taken by her father who was suspected of murdering her mother hours earlier. An AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect left the child with her grandmother, who saw the AMBER Alert on TV and contacted authorities. The child was safely recovered.

April 12, 2007
Silver Spring, Maryland
A 2-year-old boy was taken by his mother’s ex-boyfriend following a heated argument between the man and woman. An AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect heard the Alert and turned the child over to authorities. The child was safely recovered.

March 25, 2007
Kalamazoo Township - East Side, MI
A 3-year-old boy was abducted by his non-custodial mother. The child's father allowed her to take the child to McDonalds, but did she did not return the child. AnAMBER Alertwas quickly issued. The mother became aware of the AMBER Alert and dropped off the child. The child was safely rescued.

March 23, 2007
Highland Park, MI
A 7-year-old girl was with her babysitter, who was a friend of the family. When the babysitter did not bring the child home as planned, an AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The babysitter, along with an associate, kept the child for almost 18 hours, calling the child’s mother with incorrect information as to where to pickup the child. The suspect heard the AMBER Alert and dropped the child off near her uncle’s home and instructed the child to walk there. The child was safely rescued.

March 19, 2007
Altadena, CA
A 4-year-old child was taken by his non-custodial mother and another woman after they shot and killed the child’s uncle in his home in Altadena, California. The mother was a resident of Henderson, Nevada and was seen leaving the crime scene in a car with Nevada temporary plates. An AMBER Alert was issued in California. Investigators also requested an AMBER Alert activation in Nevada because they believed the suspect and her accomplice had taken the child back to the Henderson-Las Vegas area. After receiving several tips from the AMBER Alert, LASD, Las Vegas Metro and Henderson PD investigators located the suspects. They surrendered to authorities and released the child who was rescued unharmed.

March 9, 2007
Spartanburg County, South Carolina
An 11-year-old boy was taken by his father after violently attacking the child’s mother and threatening to harm the child. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The suspect heard the Alert and dropped the child off at a church day care center. The child was safely recovered.

February 23, 2007
Winchester, Massachusetts
A 17-month-old boy was left in the care of this babysitter. When the child’s mother went to the pick him up and found that he, the sitter, and the sitter’s 17-month-old child were gone, she notified authorities. When law enforcement determined that the children may have been in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. Tips from the Alert led law enforcement to the area when the suspect was. The suspect was apprehended and the children were safely recovered.

February 11, 2007
Inver Grove, MN
A 14-year-old girl was taken from her home by her non-custodial father, who was in the possession of weapons, had been convicted of sexual molestation and was prohibited from having unsupervised contact with the child. An AMBER Alert was issued. A used car dealer was driving down the road when he saw the sign, recognized the vehicle as one that he had bought the following night from a man and child, who were going to be taking the bus somewhere. This individual contacted authorities and the child and suspect were later located at a bus stop near the Mall of America. The child was rescued and safety returned home.

January 29, 2007
Reno, Nevada
An 8-month-old girl was violently taken from her custodial grandparent’s home by her biological parents. Because the child may have been injured during the abduction, an AMBER Alert was issued. A local resident who had heard the Alert saw the vehicle described and contacted authorities. Law enforcement apprehended the suspects and safely recovered the child.

January 26, 2007
Maricopa, Arizona
A 6-year-old girl was abducted by a family acquaintance. It was learned that the suspect is a sex offender, and an AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The suspect heard the AMBER Alert and released the child along a road. A citizen driving in the area, who had also heard the Alert, recognized the child, picked her up, and notified law enforcement. The child was successfully recovered.

January 15, 2007
Houston, Texas
A 2-month old boy was given to an unknown couple at a truck stop by his mother while under the influence of drugs. When the mother returned home without her child, she sought help from relatives and law enforcement. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The couple who offered to care for the child, while on their way home to California from a Florida vacation, heard the AMBER Alert. They confirmed through an Internet search that the child in the Alert was the one they were caring for, and notified authorities. The child was safely recovered.

January 13, 2007
West Point, Nebraska
An 11-year-old girl was taken from her bedroom in the early morning by a family acquaintance. Because it was believed the suspect may be dangerous, an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen later recognized the vehicle from the AMBER Alert and notified law enforcement. Authorities were quickly dispatched to the area, where a chase ensued. The suspect soon disabled the vehicle and was apprehended. The child was safely recovered.

January 9, 2007
Franklin County, Missouri
A 13-year-old boy disappeared while walking home from his school bus stop. A friend who had seen the boy start to walk home noticed a vehicle speeding away from the direction he had gone. An AMBER Alert was issued. A few days later authorities spotted a vehicle fitting the description in the AMBER Alert. The child was located inside the apartment of the vehicle’s owner, as was a 15-year-old boy who had disappeared while riding his bicycle more than four years ago. The suspect was apprehended, and both children were safely recovered and reunited with their families.

January 1, 2007
Burtonsville, Maryland
Three siblings, ages 4, 6, and 8, were abducted by their estranged father after he allegedly murdered their mother. An AMBER Alert was issued, including a description of the suspect, children and vehicle. However, a license plate number for the vehicle was not available. A citizen recognized the vehicle with the children inside after hearing the AMBER Alert and notified law enforcement. That citizen was able to provide a license plate number to authorities, which was verified by law enforcement as correct. An officer later came upon the vehicle and recognized it from the AMBER Alert with the correct license number, at which point a chase ensued. The suspect vehicle struck a police vehicle and became disabled. The suspect was arrested and the three children were recovered safely.

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December 29, 2006
Kissimmee, Florida
A 16-year-old girl and her 1-year-old son were taken from a store by the girl’s ex-boyfriend. After the girl’s family received a call for help that was quickly disconnected, an AMBER Alert was issued. A family headed home from a vacation in Florida recognized the suspect’s vehicle from the AMBER Alert while in South Carolina. Authorities were quickly notified. The suspect was apprehended and the two children were safely recovered.

December 23, 2006
Beaumont, Texas
A 7-year-old boy and his 6-year-old brother were in the back seat of a vehicle when it was carjacked by two men. The children’s mother, who was in the front passenger seat waiting for their father, was thrown from the vehicle by the suspects before they drove off. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A law enforcement officer in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, who had been made aware of the AMBER Alert, spotted the vehicle and a chase ensued. The vehicle soon wrecked and the suspects were apprehended. The children were successfully recovered.

November 25, 2006
Laconia, New Hampshire
A 1-year-old boy was taken by his babysitter under the direction from his mother to return that evening. When the babysitter did not return with the child, the mother notified authorities. Because the babysitter had often spoke of the child as her own, and investigation revealed that she had attempted to purchase a vehicle to drive out of state, an AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and contacted a relative, who in turn notified law enforcement of her whereabouts. The suspect was arrested and the child was safely recovered.

November 9, 2006
Fremont, California
A 6-year-old boy was abducted by his non-custodial father after the man violently assaulted the child’s mother and threatened a neighbor with a gun. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A law enforcement officer recognized the vehicle from the AMBER Alert, and a chase ensued. The suspect vehicle eventually became disabled and the suspect was apprehended. The child was safely recovered.

November 8, 2006
Lakeland, Florida
A 1-year-old boy was violently abducted from his mother and was considered to be in imminent danger. An AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect became aware of the AMBER Alert and left the child with associates, who turned the child over to authorities. The child was safely recovered.

October 16, 2006
Concordia Parish, Louisiana
A 19-month-old girl and her mother were abducted by the child’s father after the man assaulted the child’s mother. An AMBER Alert was issued. A family member of the suspect heard the AMBER Alert and convinced the suspect to release the child and mother and turn himself in. The child was safely recovered.

September 29, 2006
Green Bay, Wisconsin
A 3-year-old boy was abducted by a family acquaintance following an argument with the child’s mother when she attempted to pick him up from a babysitter’s house. Because the suspected had threatened the child and mother, an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen heard the AMBER Alert, knew the whereabouts of the suspect and child, and notified authorities. The child was safely recovered.

September 15, 2006
Franklin County, Missouri
A 7-day-old girl was abducted from her home by a woman after her mother was violently assaulted. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A relative noticed that the baby who the suspect had claimed was hers had makeup on her forehead. When the relative removed the make-up she found the birthmark that had been identified in the AMBER Alert for the abducted infant. She quickly notified authorities. The suspect was apprehended, and the infant was safely reunited with her family.
August 31, 2006
San Antonio, Texas
A 2-year-old boy was left in the care of a homeless woman by his mother. When the mother could not find the woman or her child, an AMBER Alert was issued. A lead from the AMBER Alert directed authorities to the suspect and child. The suspect was arrested and the child was safely recovered.

August 4, 2006
Gwinnett County, Georgia
A 4-year-old girl was discovered to be missing when her mother was found murdered in her home. A neighbor recognized the vehicle leaving the woman’s home as an ex-boyfriend. A Levi’s Call – Georgia’s AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen recognized the suspected vehicle from the Levi’s Call and contacted authorities. Law enforcement was quickly deployed and the child was safely recovered.
August 1, 2006
Rochester, Michigan
Three young siblings were abducted by their father when he believed they were to be taken away by social services. An AMBER Alert was issued in Michigan and Illinois, as he was believed to be heading south. When the suspect entered Illinois and saw that an AMBER Alert had been activated, he quickly returned to Michigan and turned himself in. The suspect was apprehended and the children were safely recovered.

July 22, 2006
Cincinnati, Ohio
A 6-month-old boy was in the back seat of his father’s car when he was car-jacked at gunpoint. The suspects fled with the vehicle and the child still inside. An AMBER Alert was quickly activated. The child was left in a stroller on the front porch of a woman who was aware of the AMBER Alert. She notified authorities, and the child was safely recovered.

July 21, 2006
Newark, New Jersey
An 11-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister were abducted by their non-custodial father following a dispute with the children’s mother. Because the suspect was in the possession of a gun and has an extensive criminal history, an AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The driver of an Emergency Medical Service vehicle heard the Alert and observed the suspect vehicle. Authorities were notified and the children were safely recovered.

July 19, 2006
Peoria, Illinois
A 7-year-old girl and her 7-year-old brother were not returned to their custodial father after a scheduled visitation with their non-custodial mother. Because the children’s mother had abducted the children in the past and is believed to be capable of physical harm to the child, an AMBER Alert was issued. The family friend was aware of the AMBER Alert when the suspect and children came to her house. She immediately notified authorities. The suspect was apprehended and the children were safely recovered.

July 18, 2006
Memphis, Tennessee
A 16-year-old girl was abducted by an acquaintance after the he assaulted the child’s companion with a tire iron. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A citizen in Georgia who was aware of the Tennessee AMBER Alert saw the vehicle in question and contacted authorities. Law enforcement was able to shift the search to Georgia and issue a Georgia AMBER Alert. The abductor was eventually apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

July 13, 2006
North Charleston, South Carolina
A 2-year-old boy left with his babysitter and was supposed to be returned to his mother later that day. When the woman and child did not show up hours later, and it was believed the child may have been in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. A motorist saw the Alert on an electronic highway sign, spotted the vehicle, and notified authorities. Law enforcement responded and after a pursuit, the suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

July 2, 2006
Palm Beach County, Florida
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 7-year-old girl who was taken from her home by her non-custodial mother. The child was rescued when a citizen placed a call to authorities after seeing the AMBER Alert on television.

June 26, 2006
Barron County, Wisconsin
A 16-month-old was abducted from his grandmother’s home by his non-custodial mother, who also stole the grandmother’s car. The woman then met up with the child’s non-custodial father. Both are alleged to be Meth addicts and the child’s mother appeared to be very high during the abduction. Fearing for the child’s safety, an AMBER Alert was issued. The two abductors heard the AMBER Alert, and because they knew that police were searching for them, dropped the child off with a friend. The child was safely recovered.

June 17, 2006
Dearborn County, Ohio
An 8-year-old boy and his 1-year-old brother were abducted from their babysitter’s home by their non-custodial father. Because there is a domestic relations protection order against the man, an AMBER Alert was issued. He heard the Alert and turned himself and the children in to authorities.

June 13, 2006
Terre Haute, Indiana
A 4-year-old boy and his 2-year-old brother were taken by their father at gunpoint and left in a stolen vehicle. Because of the violent abduction, an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen saw the AMBER Alert on television, recognized the description of the vehicle by a lake, and notified authorities. When law enforcement arrived, they were able to safely recover the younger child. The suspect was apprehended.

June 10, 2006
Americus, Georgia
A 4-year-old girl and her 2-year-old brother were abducted by their estranged father after he made threats to harm them and their mother. Levi’s Call – Georgia’s AMBER Alert program – was quickly activated. Authorities believed the suspect may leave the state and notified authorities in Mississippi and Alabama. An officer in Montgomery, Alabama, who was made aware of the Alert, spotted the suspect vehicle. The suspect was apprehended and the children were safely recovered.
June 5, 2006
Wayne County, North Carolina
A 10-month-old girl was abducted by her mother’s ex-boyfriend after the man assaulted the child’s mother. Because of the violent abduction and he threatened to harm the child, an AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect heard the AMBER Alert, and contacted his attorney, who was also aware of the AMBER Alert. He arranged a drop-off. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

June 5, 2006
Nashville, Tennessee
A 3-year-old boy was taken by his father’s girlfriend. Due to the suspect criminal history of child abuse, an AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect heard the Alert, returned the child to his mother’s residence, and fled the area. The child was safely recovered.

June 4, 2006
Lubbock, Texas
A 4-day-old infant was abducted from her home by a woman posing a nurse. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. Because of the AMBER Alert, many leads came in and one anonymous tip lead law enforcement to the suspect. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely reunited with her mother.

May 31, 2006
Howard City, Michigan
A 3-year-old girl was abducted by her non-custodial father after his parental rights were terminated. An AMBER Alert was issued. The man drove to a mental health facility to turn himself in after hearing the AMBER Alert. The child was safely recovered.

May 28, 2006
Park Hills, Missouri
A 4-year-old girl and her mother were abducted at knifepoint by the child’s father. Because the suspect threatened to harm the woman and child, an AMBER Alert was issued. When law enforcement believed the suspect may leave the state, Illinois and Wisconsin also activated AMBER Alerts for the child. A citizen recognized the vehicle from the AMBER Alert and notified authorities. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

May 19, 2006
Springfield, Missouri
A 1-year-old boy and his 1-month-old brother were disappeared from their grandmother’s home in the middle of the night. The children’s father, who was also staying at their grandmother’s home notified authorities and suspected his estranged wife of taking them. When the children’s mother could not be located, an AMBER Alert was issued. Employees from a local hospital contacted authorities after having seen the AMBER Alert and the mother and children in the hospital earlier that day. A friend of the mother also heard the Alert and finally persuaded the woman to turn herself in. The children were safely recovered.

May 18, 2006
Abbeville County, South Carolina
A 4-year-old girl was taken by a family member after he assaulted the child’s grandmother. Because of the violent abduction and the suspect’s history of assault, an AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect’s landlord heard the AMBER Alert and contacted authorities with an address where the suspect could be found. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

May 13, 2006
Stockton, California
A 16-year-old girl was abducted at knife point during a home invasion robbery. An AMBER Alert was quickly activated. When the suspects saw their own vehicle description on a changeable message sign, they called 911. The suspects were then tracked and apprehended. The child was safely recovered.

May 7, 2006
Pickerington, Ohio
A 2-year-old girl and her 13-month-old brother were taken from their foster home by their non-custodial teen mother in the children’s foster mother’s car. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The children’s grandmother heard the Alert and called to let authorities know the children had been dropped off with her. The children were safely recovered.

May 7, 2006
Palm Beach County, Florida
An AMBER Alert was issued for a 4-month-old boy whole physical safety was in danger. The child was rescued when a 911 call was placed by a citizen informing police of the vehicle that matched the AMBER Alert description on TV. The child was located at a local hotel.

May 4, 2006
Millersville, Tennessee
A 5-year-old girl was taken by a family acquaintance to McDonald’s. When the man did not return with the child, the child’s mother notified authorities. Because of the man’s history with the law, an AMBER Alert was issued. Several tips came in from the public that allowed officers to contain the suspect until he could be apprehended. The child was safely recovered.

April 26, 2006
Seymour, Indiana
A 2-year-old girl was abducted by her father after the man assaulted the child’s mother. Because of the violent abduction and the man’s threats to harm the child, an AMBER Alert was issued. A drive-through restaurant patron recognized the vehicle from the AMBER Alert and contacted authorities. Police arrived at the scene and the child was safely recovered.

April 26, 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada
A 14-month-old boy was left in a vehicle by his mother in front of a convenience store. Two suspects the mother had met only that day drove off with the car and child in the back seat. An AMBER Alert was issued. A motorist who had heard the Alert on the radio saw the vehicle in front of him and notified authorities. The suspects were apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

April 24, 2006
Ramapo, New York
A13-year-old girl was abducted while walking home. A witness saw a car pull up next to the child and the passengers grab the child and put her into a trunk, and then speed off. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A woman had seen the AMBER Alert on television later noticed the wanted car on her property. She notified authorities, who arrived at the scene to find the child still locked in the truck. The child was safely recovered.

April 22, 2006
Danville, Virginia
A 7-month-old boy was abducted by his biological father when the man sideswiped the vehicle the child and mother were traveling in. When they pulled over, the man violently abducted the mother and child. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A citizen spotted the vehicle in a parking lot after seeing the AMBER Alert. Police arrived at the scene and a brief chase ensued. The suspect was later arrested and the child and mother were recovered safely.

April 15, 2006
St. Petersburg, Florida
A 17-year-old girl was abducted and forced into a vehicle at gunpoint by her ex-boyfriend. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. When the suspect saw the AMBER Alert on television, he had acquaintances drop the child off near her home. The child was safely recovered, and the suspect was later apprehended.

April 14, 2006
Orange County, Florida
A 7-year-old boy was abducted by a family acquaintance. Law enforcement believed the child may have been in danger, and an AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect saw the AMBER Alert on television and had another man take the child. This man escorted the child to and abandoned him at a local convenience store. The store clerk notified authorities and the child was safely recovered. The suspect was later apprehended.

April 10, 2006
San Bernardino, California
After a man shot his girlfriend, he drove her to a hospital, left her out front, and fled with his 17-month-old son and the woman’s 3-year-old daughter. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. When the suspect heard the AMBER Alert, he dropped the children off with relatives, who quickly notified authorities. The children were safely recovered.

April 6, 2006
Glendale, Arizona
A 3-year-old girl was abducted by her biological father during a visitation exchange. The man and an associate took the child and the mother; however, the mother was able to escape and notify authorities. An AMBER Alert was issued. The father and associate hear the AMBER Alert and dropped the child off with a relative. The child was safely recovered.

March 22, 2006
Selmer, Tennessee
Three sisters under the age of 9 and their mother were reported missing after the children’s father was discovered murdered in their home. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued for the girls and the family vehicle. Law enforcement in Alabama who had been aware of the Tennessee AMBER Alert recognized the vehicle, apprehended the mother, and safely recovered the three girls.

March 17, 2006
Dyersburg, Tennessee
A 5-year-old girl and her 1-year-old sister left for the store with their live-in babysitter. When the three did not return home for many house, the children’s parents notified authorities. Once law enforcement determined the woman may leave the state, an AMBER Alert was issued. A college student interning with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and then recognized the vehicle once she arrived at a heavily wooded area near the Mississippi River. Law enforcement was quickly at the scene and found the children and suspect in the wooded area. The suspect was arrested and the children were safely reunited with their family.

March 17, 2006
Lucasville, Ohio
A 3-year-old boy and his mother were violently abducted at gunpoint by the child’s non-custodial father. The abducted also bound the child’s grandparents, who were later able to report the incident to authorities. An AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen recognized the vehicle from the Alert at a convenience store and notified authorities. The suspect was arrested and the child and mother were safely recovered.

March 9, 2006
Decatur, Georgia
A 3-year-old boy was left in a running car while his father ran into a restaurant. The man returned to find the car had been stolen with the child still inside. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The little boy was later found sleeping in the lawn of an elementary school by some teachers. They immediately recognized the boy from the AMBER Alert and notified authorities. The child was safely recovered. The suspect was later apprehended.

March 8, 2006
Honea Path, South Carolina
A 7-year-old boy and his two-year-old sister were forcefully abducted by their grandparents. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A hotel guest who had seen the AMBER Alert recognized the vehicle in the parking lot and notified authorities. The suspects were apprehended and the children were safely recovered.

March 7, 2006
Cottontown, Tennessee
Two boys, ages 15 and 7, were abducted by the 7-year-old’s non-custodial brother. Because of the suspect’s violent history and threats against the young boy to his mother, an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen noticed a vehicle parked in his drive way, recognized it from the AMBER Alert, and contacted authorities. It was soon realized that the vehicle was abandoned with no gas, so road blocks were set up in the area. The suspect and children were located in the back of a vehicle at road block. They had been picked up by a motorist. The suspect was apprehended and the children were safely recovered.

February 15, 2006
Sidney, Ohio
A 3-year-old boy was taken by his half-sister after she dropped the child’s mother off at work. When the mother arrived home to find the suspect and child gone, she alerted authorities. Because of the suspect’s history of violence and drug use, an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen who had seen the Alert informed law enforcement of the suspect’s whereabouts. The suspect was apprehended after a brief foot chase, and the child was safely recovered.

February 13, 2006
Sheboygan County, Wisconsin
Three sisters, ages 6, 8, and 13, were abducted from their home by their mother’s ex-boyfriend. Because of the man’s extensive criminal background, an AMBER Alert was issued. Throughout the course of the investigation, two sisters were located at a residence where they had been left. Authorities then received a call from a woman who had heard the AMBER Alert and reported that the middle child was with her. The children were safely recovered and the suspect was later apprehended.

February 10, 2006
Ashland City, Tennessee
A 1-year-old girl was left in the care of her grandmother while her mother was at the hospital giving birth. When the child’s parents returned home, both the grandmother and child were no where to be found. Because the grandmother was known to be a drug user and could possibly subject the child to an unsafe environment, an AMBER Alert was issued. A police officer heard the AMBER Alert and located the vehicle on a traffic stop. The suspect was arrested and the child was safely recovered.

February 6, 2006
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A 6-year-old girl was abducted by her non-custodial mother. Because of the woman’s history of violence and threats of violence she had made, an AMBER Alert was issued. The woman saw the AMBER Alert on television and contacted authorities and agreed to turn over the child. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

January 29, 2006
Minneapolis, Minnesota
A 2-year-old boy was abducted at gunpoint by his mother’s ex-boyfriend following a violent domestic dispute. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The suspect heard the AMBER Alert while driving and dropped the child off at a convenience store. The store clerk called authorities. The child was safely reunited with his family.

January 20, 2006
Houston, Texas
A 2-year-old boy was abducted by his father’s girlfriend. Because authorities believed the child was in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen saw the AMBER Alert on TV and realized that the suspect and child in the Alert were the woman and child he provided shelter to that night, as they were panhandling on the street. He quickly alerted authorities, the suspect was arrested, and the child was safely recovered

January 10, 2006
Minneapolis, Minnesota
An 18-month-old child was left in the back seat of a running vehicle while his father went into a store. A woman in the store walked outside, got into the running vehicle, and sped off. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. When the woman heard the AMBER Alert on the radio, she abandoned the vehicle in a grocery store parking lot. The child was safely recovered, and the suspect was later apprehended.

January 1, 2006
Bel-Ridge, Missouri
A 19-month-old child was abducted by her non-custodial father after he assaulted the child’s mother. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The man heard the Alert and dropped off the child with friends. The child was safely recovered.

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December 30, 2005
Plymouth, Utah
A 12-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were taken by their non-custodial mother from their custodial grandmother’s home. Because the woman is believed to suffer from mental illness and has a history of suicide attempts, an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen who had heard the AMBER Alert spotted the vehicle and notified authorities. The woman was quickly apprehended and the children were safely recovered.

December 21, 2005
Spartanburg, South Carolina
A 10-year-old girl was abducted by her 16-year-old sister after the teen violently assaulted their grandmother. The suspect took money from the woman’s purse and drove off in her car with the child on board. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A motel clerk in Georgia who had seen the AMBER Alert on TV recognized the vehicle in the motel parking lot and alerted authorities. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

December 7, 2005
Creedmoor, North Carolina
A 2-year-old boy and his twin brother were ordered to be turned over to the Department of Social Services. When their parents failed to appear in court, officials went to their house and found the parents and children gone. Because the father had previously threatened to harm his family if his children were to be taken away, an AMBER Alert was issued. The suspects heard the Alert and turned the children over to their grandparents. The children were safely recovered and the suspects were later apprehended.

November 24, 2005
Jacksonville, Florida
An AMBER Alert was issued when it was reported that a 7-month-old child was abducted from her residence by her non-custodial father, after a threatening confrontation with the mother. A family member heard the Amber Alert and persuaded the suspect to turn himself into police headquarters.

November 17, 2005
Hialeah, Florida
A 17-year-old girl was abducted by a 47-year-old sex offender. When law enforcement also found a suicide note from the suspect in his home, it was apparent that the child was in danger and an AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A motorist saw the AMBER Alert message on an electronic highway sign and realized that the suspected vehicle was driving in front of him. He quickly notified law enforcement, which arrived at the scene and safely recovered the child. The suspect fatally shot himself before he could be apprehended.

November 13, 2005
Warwick Township, Pennsylvania
A 14-year-old girl was reported abducted at gun point by her 18-year-old boyfriend after he shot and killed her parents. As a result of the AMBER Alert, a citizen spotted the vehicle in Indiana and notified authorities. After a pursuit, the suspect was arrested and the child safely recovered

November 11, 2005
Crossville, TN
A 17-year-old was abducted by two men wearing masks while walking along the road with her mother. The girl’s mother quickly reported the incident, and an AMBER Alert was immediately issued. The suspects heard the AMBER Alert, and, afraid of getting caught, released the child, who was able to reach a phone and call her mother. The child was safely recovered.

November 7, 2005
Marlboro, Massachusetts
A 5-year-old girl was violently abducted from her foster care home by her non-custodial mother. The woman also took the foster mother’s 3-year-old son. The suspect and her accomplice assaulted the foster mother, tied her up, and fled with the children. Law enforcement was notified and an AMBER Alert was quickly issued. Approximately three hours later, law enforcement received a call from a citizen who claimed that the three-year-old from the AMBER Alert had been dropped off with her. Police were quickly at the scene and safely recovered the boy. Soon after, a taxi driver called authorities to report that he believed he had given the AMBER Alert suspects a ride to the airport. After authorities determined that the suspects and child were no longer at the airport and were scheduled to fly the next morning, they began searching nearby hotels. When a desk clerk at one motel confirmed to law enforcement that the woman and child had checked in, police apprehended the non-custodial mother, and following a search of the hotel room, located the girl inside a zipped suitcase. The child was safely recovered.

October 24, 2005
Taylorsville, Utah
A 2-month-old girl was strapped into her car seat by her mother, who was just about ready to drive off when she ran back into the house for an item she forgot. A car thief in the area noticed the unoccupied running vehicle, hopped in the car, and drove off with the infant still in the back. The child’s mother quickly alerted authorities and an AMBER Alert was immediately issued. An off duty officer heard the Alert and went to an area in which stolen cars are commonly abandoned. He spotted the car and found the child unharmed in her car seat. The child was safely reunited with her mother.

October 15, 2005
Bismarck, North Dakota
Two 13-year-old girls were dropped off at a shopping mall by a parent where they were last seen getting into a vehicle with two adult males. Because law enforcement believed that the two girls may have been in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. A motel employee saw the AMBER Alert on local television and contacted authorities to report that they had been seen at the motel. The suspects were quickly arrested and the girls were safely recovered.

October 7, 2005
Ottumwa, Iowa
A 9-year-old Girl was abducted from a school bus stop. Law enforcement soon identified a suspect and an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen who has heard the Alert reported that the suspect may be in a certain area of some local woods. Following a search of this area, the suspect was located and apprehended, and the child was safely recovered.

October 2, 2005
Huron, Ohio
A 6-year-old boy was abducted from a soccer field by his non-custodial schizophrenic mother. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. Upon seeing the AMBER Alert, family members contacted authorities with information about the suspect’s adult daughter. Authorities proceeded to the daughter’s home, where the suspect was located and arrested, and the child was safely recovered.

October 2, 2005
Glendale, California
A 6-year-old boy and his 5-year-old sister were taken by their non-custodial mother after she assaulted their grandmother. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A citizen who had heard the AMBER Alert spotted the children and suspect in a laundry mat and notified authorities. Law enforcement immediately responded and apprehended the suspect. The children were safely recovered.

September 20, 2005
Millersville, MD
A 3-month-old boy was supposed to be returned to his mother after a visitation with his non-custodial father. When the man did not show to return the boy, his mother notified authorities. When it was determined that the boy’s father is a known heroin addict, and that an unknown man answered the father’s mobile phone threatening the child, an AMBER Alert was issued. Within 30 minutes of the activation, a citizen spotted the vehicle and flagged down an officer. The child was recovered unharmed.

September 11, 2005
Copley, Ohio
During a violent domestic argument between her parents, a 1-year-old girl was taken by her father. The man put her into his vehicle and drove off erratically. Because of the violent situation and the man’s known involvement with drugs, an AMBER Alert was issued. Due to the overwhelming media coverage, the man dropped the child off with family. The child was safely recovered.

September 6, 2005
Bolingbrook, Illinois
A 2-year-old girl and her 3-year-old sister were scheduled to be returned to their mother following a visitation with their non-custodial father. While meeting at the gas station, the man assaulted the mother and drove off with the girls. He then called the mother threatening to harm himself and the children. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The man heard the AMBER Alert and used his mobile phone to contact the children’s mother. Police were able to determine his location using cell-tower signals, and authorities were dispatched to the area. The man was located and arrested, and the girls were safely recovered.

September 4, 2005
Fontana, California
A 1-year-old boy was left in his mother’s running vehicle at a convenience store while she put air into the tires. A man quickly jumped into the vehicle and drove off with the child still in the back seat. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A citizen who had seen the AMBER Alert on television later spotted the vehicle and notified authorities. Law enforcement immediately responded and located the vehicle and child abandoned in a truck stop parking lot. The child was safely recovered.

August 28, 2005
Hillsborough, Florida
A 4-year-old boy and his 1-year-old sister, along with their mother, were abducted at gunpoint by the woman’s ex-boyfriend. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The children were brought to the police station as a result of the intense media coverage resulting from the AMBER Alert.

August 11, 2005
Battle Creek, Michigan
A 2-year-old boy was not returned to his mother after a visitation with his non-custodial father. Because the boy’s father had recently been released from prison and is known to be involved with narcotics, an AMBER Alert was issued. The man heard the Alert and turned the child and himself into authorities. The child was safely recovered.

August 15, 2005
Shoshone County, Idaho
A 4-month-old child was abducted by his father and grandmother, after the man assaulted the child’s mother. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A U.S. Forest law enforcement officer heard the AMBER Alert over his radio and then spotted the vehicle. The suspects were apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

July 24, 2005
Kissimmee, Florida
A 2-year-old girl was violently abducted from her home by her mother’s ex-boyfriend. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. After seeing the child’s photograph on the news, a family member of the suspect called law enforcement to inform them that the child had been dropped off at their residence.

July 23, 2005
Albuquerque, New Mexico
A 2-week-old boy was left in the care of two friends while his mother went to an appointment. When the child was not returned after many hours, his family reported the incident to authorities. Because authorities felt the child might have been in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. A family member of one of the suspects saw the AMBER Alert and notified the suspect. The suspects then turned themselves and the child in. The child was safely reunited with his mother.

May 26, 2005
Charleston, Illinois
A 2-year-old girl was abducted by her non-custodial mother from a day care center. Because law enforcement believed that the woman was a danger to the child, an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen heard the Alert and soon spotted the vehicle in a shopping center parking lot. The citizen alerted authorities, the suspect was apprehended, and the child was safely recovered.

May 25, 2005
West Haven, Connecticut
A 5-year-old girl was taken by her non-custodial mother as she stepped off the school bus ready to walk into her school. Authorities were alerted, and because the woman has abused and neglected the child in the past, an AMBER Alert was issued. Many sightings were called in leading authorities to I-95. The suspect and child were soon found broken down along the highway. The suspect was arrested and the child was safely reunited with her father.

May 24, 2005
Jonesboro, Arkansas
A 2-year-old girl and her mother were abducted at knifepoint by the child’s non-custodial father. The suspect stabbed the child’s mother, dropped her off along the highway, and took off with the child. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. After hearing the AMBER Alert, the suspect dropped the child off with relatives. The relatives, who had also heard the AMBER Alert, immediately returned the child to authorities. The child was safely recovered.

May 16, 2005
Denver, Colorado
A 4-year-old girl and her 7-year-old cousin were playing near their house when a man drove up, grabbed the young girl and put her into his car, and then drove off. The cousin alerted the family, who notified authorities. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A few hours later the suspect dropped the child off and she wandered into a convenience store. The store clerk immediately recognized her from the AMBER Alert and called law enforcement. The child was safely reunited with her family.

May 12, 2005
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A 3-month-old girl was taken from her mother and put into a car at knife point while walking along the street. Based on a tip from a citizen who saw and heard the AMBER Alert on TV and the radio, police responded to the offender’s residence. After a foot chase, the child was safely recovered and the offender was taken into custody.

May 7, 2005
Taylorsville, Utah
A 5-year-old girl went to run errands with her mother’s fiancé. When the two did not return when they were supposed to, the child’s mother became worried because of her fiancé’s drug addiction. She called authorities and an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and saw the suspect’s vehicle in a store parking lot. Police arrived at the scene and safely recovered the child.

April 30, 2005
Robeson County, North Carolina
A 4-year-old girl was taken from her grandmother's home by a relative. Because law enforcement believed the child could be in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. Hours after the child was taken, the suspect stopped at a convenience store for something to eat, and the clerk recognized the the suspect from the Alert. Authorities were quickly at the scene to arrest the suspect, and the child was safely recovered.

April 13, 2005
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
A 4-year-old boy was abducted by his non-custodial mother during a supervised visit. The caseworker contacted authorities and an AMBER Alert was issued. The grandmother of the child, who had heard the AMBER Alert, saw the child outside his aunt’s house. The grandmother immediately and literally carried the child to the nearest police station.

April 11, 2005
Irvington, New Jersey
A 4-month-old child and her mother were abducted at gun point by the child’s biological father. The man shot the child’s grandfather and forced the child and woman into her car and sped off. An AMBER Alert was immediately issued. A toll-booth worker heard the AMBER Alert, saw the vehicle drive through the toll, and quickly notified authorities. After a high-speed pursuit, and a three-hour hostage situation, the child and woman were safely set free. A few hours later, the suspect surrendered.

April 4, 2005
Conley, Georgia
A 2-year-old girl was abducted by her father following a domestic dispute with the child’s mother. Because the man is reportedly a heavy drug user and is known to frequent drug house, an AMBER Alert was issued. An alert motorist recognized the vehicle from the AMBER Alert and notified authorities. The suspect was quickly arrested and the child was safely recovered.

March 26, 2005
Greenville, South Carolina
A 1-year-old child was abducted by her father after the man assaulted the child’s mother. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The man saw the AMBER Alert on electronic highway signs and called authorities from his mobile phone demanding that they cancel the Alert. Authorities were able to track the location of the suspect through his mobile phone and notify the highway patrol of his location. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

March 14, 2005
Oneonta, Alabama
A 14-year-old girl was believed to have been taken against her will by a man she had been corresponding with on the Internet. An AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect’s boss saw the AMBER Alert and immediately notified authorities of the man’s whereabouts. The suspect lead police to where he was keeping the child. The suspect was arrested and the child was safely recovered.

March 2, 2005
Stockton, California
A 12-year-old girl was abducted by a man who had previously sexually assaulted her and threatened the lives of her family if she or they notified authorities. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A citizen came upon the suspect and victim and believed they were homeless. She took the two to her house to feed them. When she saw the AMBER Alert on TV the woman asked the child if she was the girl from the Alert. The child said yes, and the woman notified authorities. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

March 2, 2005
Sacramento, California
A 3-year-old girl was abducted by her babysitter after the man dropped the child’s mother off at night school. When the child’s mother returned home to find her child, babysitter and vehicle missing, she notified authorities. Because the babysitter has a history of drug abuse, an AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect saw the AMBER Alert on TV and called authorities to turn himself him. The suspect was arrested and the child was safely returned to her mother.

February 22, 2005
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
A 5-month-old girl was left with her babysitter while her mother went to class. When her mother returned to pick her up, the babysitter’s boyfriend said that she had taken the child to the bank with her hours ago. After the woman had been gone for over six hours with the child, authorities were notified. Because police believe the child may be in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. A few hours later a motel manager saw the AMBER Alert and recognized the woman and child as guests who had checked in the evening. Law enforcement was quickly at the scene, the suspect was apprehended, and the child was safely recovered.

February 20, 2005
Springfield, Florida
An 8-year-old boy and his 3-year-old brother were abducted by their non-custodial mother after an altercation with the children’s guardian. Because of the aggressive abduction, an AMBER Alert was issued. Law enforcement received numerous leads from the AMBER Alert, which led to the safe recovery of the children.

February 27, 2005
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A 6-year-old girl was abducted by her mother’s boyfriend following a domestic dispute. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. Upon hearing and seeing the AMBER Alert, the suspect took the child to a friend’s house and instructed the friend to drive the child back to her residence because authorities were searching for her. The child was safely recovered.

February 13, 2005
Montague, Michigan
A 6-year old girl was visiting with her non-custodial father, but he failed to return the child at the arranged time. When law enforcement found out that the man has mental issues, may not have taken his medication, and is known to have delusional episodes, an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen heard the AMBER Alert on a local radio station, recognized the vehicle on the highway, and contacted authorities. Police were quickly at the scene, the suspect was arrested, and the child was safely recovered.

February 12, 2005
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
A 1-year-old boy and his 17-month-old brother were left in a vehicle while their mother went into a residence, at which time the vehicle was stolen. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A man working in the area of the abduction heard the Alert and actively began to search for the vehicle. He soon came across the abandoned vehicle and found the two boys still inside. The children were safely recovered.

February 2, 2005
Allen County, Indiana
Law enforcement went to check on a 10-year-old boy and his mother after a doctor reported to authorities that his mother had made threats to murder her son and that she should be committed. When the two were not located at home and because the child was feared to be in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. The woman heard the AMBER Alert and turned herself and the child into the authorities. The child was safely recovered.

February 2005
Allen County, Indiana
Law enforcement went to check on a 10-year-old boy and his mother after a doctor reported to authorities that his mother had made threats to murder her son and that she should be committed. When the two were not located at home and because the child was feared to be in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. The woman heard the AMBER Alert and turned herself and the child into the authorities. The child was safely recovered.

January 2005
Stafford, Virginia
A 10-year-old girl was abducted by her uncle from Baltimore, Maryland. When authorities learned that the suspect might have been traveling in Northern Virginia, an AMBER Alert was issued in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. Three motorists soon spotted the vehicle described in the AMBER Alert and notified authorities. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

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December 29, 2004
O'Fallon, Illinois
A 10-year-old boy was abducted by his non-custodial father, who had driven to Illinois from Pennsylvania in a stolen vehicle. The incident was reported to authorities, and because the child could have possibly been in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. A motorist saw the vehicle on the highway, recognized it from the AMBER Alert, and reported its location to authorities. The suspect was quickly apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

December 26, 2004
Joliet, Illinois
A 5-year-old boy was abducted by his non-custodial father after the man assaulted the child's mother with a handgun and threatened the life of the child. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The suspect then left the child with a relative and called authorities to tell them to cancel the AMBER Alert. The child was safely recovered with the relative.

December 26, 2004
Denver, Colorado
While on Christmas visitation with their father, two young girls were not returned to their mother at the time arranged. Before the children's mother reported her concerns to authorities, law enforcement was following-up on a disturbance call from a hotel. It was quickly learned that the suspect had rented the hotel room, and the children had stayed the night there. Because of the magnitude of damage to the hotel room and the suspect's history of domestic violence, an AMBER Alert was issued. The next morning, a restaurant patron saw the vehicle from the AMBER Alert in the restaurant parking lot and notified authorities. Police were quickly at the scene, apprehended the suspect after a brief chase on foot, and safely recovered the children.

December 21, 2004
Willimantic, Connecticut
Three siblings, ages 3, 4, and 5, were abducted by their non-custodial father from the Department of Children and Families during a supervised visit. Because of the man's history of depression and allegations of abuse, an AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect took the children to the residence of acquaintances, who had seen the AMBER Alert on TV before the suspect and children arrived. The couple suggested that the man turn himself in and return the children. However, when the suspect refused, the couple called authorities and let them know the suspect and children were in their house. Police were quickly at the scene, apprehended the suspect, and safely recovered the three children.

November 28, 2004
Somerset, Kentucky
A 12-year-old girl was abducted from her school by a family acquaintance. An AMBER Alert was issued when it was learned that the man might have an inappropriate relationship with the child. Law enforcement received a tip from the AMBER Alert, and the vehicle was located. After a brief period of negotiation, he suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

November 24, 2004
Jefferson County, Florida
A vehicle occupied by a 6-month-old boy was stolen from Jefferson County, Florida. An AMBER Alert was requested by the local law enforcement of jurisdiction. The Amber alert a law enforcement officer in finding the stolen vehicle in a housing project with the child still inside. The child was safely recovered.

November 23, 2004
Polk County, Florida
Three children ranging in ages 1 to 4 years old were taken by their father from daycare he allegedly murdered their mother. An AMBER Alert was issued after the man's mother notified authorizes of the possible murder and abduction. A citizen traveling behind the suspect vehicle called 911 after hearing the Amber alert on the radio. The children were safely recovered.

November 22, 2004
Clover Bottom, Kentucky
A 6-year-old girl was abducted at gunpoint by her father after a serious domestic altercation between the suspect and the child's mother. Because of the violent nature of the abduction and the suspect's suicidal tenancies, an AMBER Alert was quickly issued. Law enforcement received a lead from the AMBER Alert and located the suspect and child in Dayton, Tennessee. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

November 5, 2004
Wichita, Kansas
A 3-year-old boy was left in the care of his grandmother's boyfriend. When the man neglected to return the child at the agreed time, the child's family notified authorities. Because the man has a criminal history of domestic violence and attempted suicide, an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen spotted the vehicle, recognized it from the AMBER Alert, and quickly called 911. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely reunited with his family.

November 5, 2004
Alton, Illinois
A 14-year-old girl was abducted by her 22-year-old boyfriend while standing at a bus stop. Because the suspect is considered to be obsessed with the child and is wanted by authorities for shooting at the child's father, an AMBER Alert was issued. Once the suspect heard the AMBER Alert, he feared the consequences of kidnapping and allowed the child to go free. The child was safely recovered.

October 25, 2004
Rialto, California
Three children were abducted from their foster home by their non-custodial mother. Because of the woman's criminal history of drug abuse and child endangerment, an AMBER Alert was issued. A motorist spotted the vehicle at a car wash, recognized it from the AMBER Alert, and immediately notified authorities. Police were quickly at the scene and apprehended the mother. She then led authorities to her boyfriend's home, where the children were safely recovered.

October 18, 2004
Louisville, Kentucky
While attempting to serve an arrest warrant to a man for indecencies with a child, law enforcement entered the man's home to find him missing and his 5-year-old daughter dead. Fearing for the lives of the man's two other young daughters, an AMBER Alert was issued. A motorist traveling through Kentucky on her way to Michigan noticed the AMBER Alert message on several electronic highway signs. While in Ohio, she spotted the vehicle and dialed 9-1-1. Local authorities were quickly at the scene, and after a brief high-speed chase, the suspect was apprehended and the two girls were safely recovered.

October 15, 2004
Columbus, Ohio
A 10-month-old child was taken at gunpoint by this mother's ex-boyfriend following an argument over money. Because the man threatened the child's life, an AMBER Alert was quickly issued. The suspect left the child with an acquaintance, who saw the Alert immediately turned the child over to authorities. The child was safely recovered.

October 14, 2004
Sweet Home, Oregon
An 11-year-old boy was taken by his mother's boyfriend. Because the man was known to be armed, an AMBER Alert was issued. That afternoon a young boy hunting with friends noticed a man and boy about his age sitting in a truck in the area. When the boy returned home he heard the AMBER Alert and immediately recognized the people he had seen as the subjects in the Alert. Authorities were notified and directed to their location. The child was safely reunited with his mother.

October 7, 2004
Salt Lake County, Utah
A 3-year-old boy was abducted by his father following a domestic dispute with the child's mother. Because the man threatened to harm himself and the child, and he has a history of suicide attempts, an AMBER Alert was issued. A few motorists recognized the suspect's car from the AMBER Alert and contacted authorities. Minutes later, law enforcement responded to the location and apprehend the suspect. The child was safely recovered.

October 3, 2004
Oxford, Wisconsin
A 16-year-old girl was abducted from a friend's car at gunpoint by a 42-year-old registered sex offender. An AMBER Alert was immediately issued. A citizen recognized the suspect and child after seeing the AMBER Alert and quickly notified authorities. Law enforcement began to pursue the vehicle, at which point the child threw herself from the moving vehicle. Authorities then followed the suspect to a parking lot where the man took his own life. The child was safely recovered.

September 22, 2004
Wakulla County, Florida
A 12-year-old child was lured from her home by a registered sex offender. An AMBER Alert was activated in Florida. Georgia's Levi's Call was activated when it was determined they may be in Georgia. A tip was received by the FBI indicating that the child and suspect seen on television may be in a local hotel in Douglas County, GA. Subsequently, the child and suspect were located in the area of the hotel. The suspect was arrested and the child was returned to her family.

September 18, 2004
Westchester, New York
A man murdered his estranged wife and wounded his sister-in-law before fleeing with his three children, ages 11, 9, and 7. An AMBER Alert was immediately issued. The next day the man dropped the children off with a relative. While the vehicle was in front of the relative's house, a neighbor recognized it from the AMBER Alert. The neighbor immediately notified authorities. Police were quickly at the scene and safely recovered the three children.

September 14, 2004
Littleton, Colorado
A four-month-old girl was left with her babysitter, who failed to return the child to her mother. Because of the suspect's serious criminal history, an AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect left the child with a friend, who saw the AMBER Alert on television. When the friend realized the subject of the AMBER Alert was the child left with her, she immediately notified authorities. The child was safely reunited with her mother.

September 3, 2004
Columbia County, Florida
A 13-year-old child was abducted from her home in the early morning hours by a non-family member. An AMBER Alert was requested by the local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction. After seeing the AMBER Alert on television, the subject left the child with a relative. The relative turned the child over to law enforcement.

September 1, 2004
Normal, Illinois
A 1-year-old child was abducted from a Boy's and Girl's Club by her non-custodial parents. Because authorities believed the child was in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. Several sightings of the vehicle were reported. One motorist who heard the Alert spotted the vehicle near a park and notified authorities. Police quickly arrived at the scene, apprehended the suspects, and safely recovered the child.

August 27, 2004
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
A woman left her 4-month-old boy in the back seat of her running vehicle while she ran inside a school to pick up her other child. When she returned minutes later her vehicle was gone. She reported the incident to authorities and the AMBER Alert was immediately activated. A citizen spotted the vehicle after hearing the Alert and called 911. Police quickly caught up with the vehicle and a short chase ensued. The suspect then attempted to escape on foot, but was quickly apprehended. The suspect led authorities to where he had left the infant, still in his car seat. The child was safely reunited with his mother.

August 20, 2004
Phoenix, Arizona
A 4-year-old boy and his 6-week-old brother were in the back seat of a vehicle when it was stolen from the children's mother. An AMBER Alert was immediately issued. A citizen wrote down the vehicle information when he heard the AMBER Alert on the radio. Shortly after the Alert was issued, the citizen spotted the vehicle and contacted authorities. Police were quickly at the scene and the children were safely recovered.

August 17, 2004
East Moline, Illinois
A 23-month-old child was abducted from his front yard by his father after the man and child's mother had an argument on the phone. Because of the man's history of violence and threats, an AMBER Alert was issued. The child was left with the man's sister before he fled. When the child's aunt saw the AMBER Alert, she immediately drove the child to the police station. The child was safely reunited with his mother.

August 13, 2004
Cumming, GA
A 3-year-old boy was left with a part-time babysitter for the day. The child's father and babysitter arranged a meeting point to return the child that evening. When the babysitter did not arrive, the child's father contacted authorities. Based on investigation, law enforcement believed the child could be in danger, and an AMBER Alert was issued. After midnight, a motorist recognized the vehicle from the AMBER Alert and contacted authorities. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely reunited with his family.

August 9, 2004
Malden, Massachusetts
A child 19 days old was snatched from his mother's arms by his non-custodial father as she was walked to court to file a restraining order against him. Because of the nature of the abduction and the suspect was believed to be armed, an AMBER Alert was immediately issued. A few hours later, two separate citizens spotted the suspect's vehicle outside a restaurant. Police were quickly at the scene and apprehended the suspect. The infant was safely reunited with his mother.

August 9, 2004
Antioch, California
A 3-year-old girl was abducted by her non-custodial mother. Because the mother was believed to be unstable, an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen on his way to work noticed the vehicle in the AMBER Alert description was in front of him and immediately notified authorities. When police arrived at the scene, the suspect led authorities on a four-hour chase. When the suspect finally surrendered, she was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

August 8, 2004
Chester County, Pennsylvania
The father of a 4-year-old boy arrived at the child's house and abducted the child while he was in the custody of a babysitter. The offender had a Protection from Abuse Order filed against him for assaulting the child and the child's mother. Additionally, it was believed that the offender would attempt to flee the county with the child. An AMBER Alert was issued and almost immediately 911 centers began receiving tips from motorists who had spotted the vehicle of the offender. The child was subsequently recovered unharmed and the offender was taken into custody without incident.

July 30, 2004
Everett, Massachusetts
Two teen girls were abducted from a residence by a man with a violent history. The suspect contacted one of the children's family members and demanded a ransom. Minutes after an AMBER Alert was issued, a motorist spotted the vehicle and notified authorities. Police were immediately at the scene, and, following a brief chase, the children were safely recovered. The suspect fled on foot but was captured shortly thereafter.

July 26, 2004
Columbus, Ohio
Four children, ages 10, 6, 4, and 2, were taken from Miamisburg, Ohio, by their step-grandfather. He had told the children's parents they were going to the local park. When they did not return at the prearranged time, authorities were notified. An AMBER Alert was issued when it was discovered that the suspect was a convicted child molester and could possibly harm the children. A motorist saw a sign posting the AMBER Alert information and noticed that the vehicle in front of him was the car being sought by police. The driver called 911 and the police soon caught up with the vehicle. The suspect was apprehended and the children were safely recovered.

July 24, 2004
Knoxville, Tennessee
A woman left her 1-year-old daughter and her car with a friend while she went to work. When the woman returned to pick the child up at the agreed time, the babysitter, child and vehicle were nowhere to be found. An AMBER Alert was issued. A teen-age boy and his parents saw the Alert on television as they were leaving their house. The boy noticed the vehicle sitting in front of a local bar as they drove by. The authorities were notified and the suspect apprehended. The child was safely recovered.

June 30, 2004
Portage, Wisconsin
A 3-year-old was taken from his home in the middle of the night by a family acquaintance. When the child's parents noticed the child and suspect were missing, they notified authorities and an AMBER Alert was issued. Early the next morning a woman on her way to work spotted the suspect and child walking along the road not far from a vehicle in a ditch. When she arrived at work she became aware of the AMBER Alert and quickly called law enforcement. Authorities arrived at the scene, searched the area around the vehicle, and were able to find the suspect and child. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

June 24, 2004
West Deer, Pennsylvania
A man abducted his 10-year-old daughter after he allegedly murdered his estranged wife. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. A motorist on the highway recognized the vehicle in front of him after hearing the AMBER Alert on the radio. He immediately called the police. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

June 21, 2004
Houston, Texas
A 2-year-old girl was abducted by her mother's boyfriend after a violent domestic dispute in which the child's mother and sibling were shot. An AMBER Alert was immediately issued. The suspect dropped the child off at a friend's house. The suspect's friend saw the AMBER Alert on television and immediately notified authorities. The child was safely recovered.

April 23, 2004
Orange County, California
A 3-year-old girl was abducted by her father, who had threatened to kill himself and the child. The child's mother reported the incident to authorities and an AMBER Alert was issued. About 90 minutes later an off-duty firefighter recognized the man's car after seeing its description and license number on an electronic highway sign. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered and reunited with her mother.

March 15, 2004
Robertson County, Tennessee
A 14-year-old girl and her 9-year-old brother were taken from their mother's house by an 18-year-old man. Because the man has a history of mental instability, an AMBER Alert was issued. A woman who had seen the Alert on television called police after seeing the truck outside her home. The suspect was apprehended and the children were safely recovered.

March 12, 2004
Richmond, Kentucky
A 7-year-old boy was allegedly abducted at knifepoint by his mother. Because the child was believed to be in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. Less than an hour later, a local motel clerk contacted authorities to report that the woman and her son had just checked in. He had recognized their faces and names from the AMBER Alert. The child was recovered safely.

February 14, 2004
McAllen, Texas
A 12-year-old girl was reported missing from New Albany, Indiana, with a 25-year-old suspect. Through investigation it was discovered that the two were headed to Mexico and that the child was probably being held against her will. When authorities believed the two to be in Texas, the Texas AMBER Alert system was activated. A citizen in Reynosa, Mexico, heard the alert, spotted the two walking down the street, and contacted police. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

February 11, 2004
Cole Camp, Missouri
A 1-month-old infant was abducted from his home by a woman who had posed as a nurse while the infant and his mother were in the hospital. The infant's 4-year-old older brother was witness to the abduction while their mother was out of the room. After police received a description of the suspect from the child, an AMBER Alert was issued. An acquaintance of the suspect heard the Alert and became suspicious when the suspect came home that day with an infant she claimed was hers. She notified authorities, who were quickly at the scene to identify the infant. The suspect was apprehended and the baby was safely returned to his family.

February 6, 2004
Washington State
A 15-year-old girl was abducted from Paso Robles, California. The suspect contacted the victim's family and told them he was headed north. An AMBER Alert was issued throughout the state of Washington after a call was traced there. A citizen observed the truck and suspect in the Bow Hill rest stop and notified authorities. Washington State troopers quickly responded. The suspect was apprehended and the child was safely recovered.

January 30, 2004
Bellevue, Nebraska
A 17-year-old girl was abducted at knifepoint by her ex-boyfriend. When the child's brother attempted to protect her, the abductor threatened their lives. The incident was reported and an AMBER Alert was issued. A citizen recognized the vehicle from the AMBER Alert and reported its location to authorities. Police were quickly at the scene. After a high-speed pursuit, the suspect was apprehended and the child safely reunited with her family.

January 21, 2004
Sandy, UT
A woman put her 6-week-old girl in her car and ran into her office for one minute to retrieve something. When she returned, her car and child were gone. An AMBER Alert was immediately issued. A citizen saw the Alert on television and actively began searching for the child. He found the vehicle within an hour of the Alert activation. The child was sleeping safely inside.

January 7, 2004
Trotwood, Ohio
A 14-year old girl was abducted by her non-custodial father after he was mistakenly released from prison. Because the child was believed to be in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. A local motel clerk saw the Alert and reported that the suspect and child attempted to rent a room there. Police quickly patrolled the area and located the suspected vehicle. The child was safely recovered.

January 3, 2004
Sandwich, Illinois
The mother of an 11-year-old girl sent a male friend to stay with her daughter. When the mother returned home, the child and the person were missing. This person was unknown to the child and authorities were concerned for her safety. Relatives of the friend saw the AMBER Alert on television and notified authorities of the girl's whereabouts. The child was safely recovered.

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September 15, 2003
Topeka, Kansas
A 5-year-old girl was taken by her father after he murdered the child's mother. An AMBER Alert was immediately issued. Because the suspect was believed to be heading northwest, Kansas authorities requested that Nebraska activate its AMBER Alert program. A truck driver in Nebraska heard the Alert, spotted the vehicle, and notified authorities. Just across the border in southeast Wyoming, police caught up with the vehicle and safely recovered the child.

January 8, 2003
Calhoun, Georgia
A man allegedly murdered three former in-laws and his own 10-month-old daughter and then abducted his two daughters, ages 3 and 4, and his stepdaughter, 10. He contacted his ex-wife, told her about the killings, and threatened the lives of the girls. An AMBER Alert was immediately issued. A motorist recognized the vehicle from the Alert and contacted police. Authorities were quickly at the scene, apprehended the suspect, and safely recovered the three children.

December 21, 2003
Broken Bow, Oklahoma
A person left a vehicle running in the driveway with a 6-month-old child inside. When the car was stolen with the infant still inside, police were immediately notified and an AMBER Alert was issued. Later, a local citizen was talking to a relative on the phone and mentioned to her that a strange vehicle was parked next door and was running. The relative had heard the alert and asked what the car looked like. The car matched the description so the citizen called the police. The child was safely recovered.

December 1, 2003
Grants Pass, Oregon
A man loaded his 2-year-old daughter into their car then went back into the house. When he came out the truck and his daughter were gone. The man contacted authorities and an AMBER Alert was issued. An hour later, a woman spotted the truck and used her mobile phone to dial 911. Police were quickly at the scene and the child was safely recovered.

November 24, 2003
Los Angeles, California
A 4-year old Hoffman Estates, Illinois, boy was abducted by his biological parents from his custodial grandmother. Because the parents had a history of child abuse, an AMBER Alert was issued. Sightings of the couple and child were reported over the next few days. A week after the abduction, authorities had reason to believe the suspects and child were in California. The California Highway Patrol issued a statewide AMBER Alert. The mother heard the Alert in California and turned herself in. The child was safely recovered.

November 17, 2003
Dayton, Ohio
A man took his 4-year-old son and a friend's 5-year-old son to get haircuts. When they did not return home before Midnight and calls to the suspect's mobile phone were repeatedly unanswered, the 5-year-old's mother notified authorities. After it was learned that the children might be in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued. A school bus driver spotted the vehicle in question the next afternoon and notified police. The suspect was apprehended and the children were safely recovered.

November 12, 2003
Peoria, Illinois
A 13-year-old girl was abducted by her 35-year-old uncle in the early morning. After her parents reported the abduction, police believed the circumstances warranted an AMBER Alert. Indiana also issued an AMBER Alert because it was thought that the suspect might travel to Lafayette, IN. That afternoon Lafayette police began receiving calls from citizens reporting sightings of the vehicle described in the AMBER Alert. One cell phone caller notified police that the vehicle was parked at a county courthouse. Authorities were quickly at the scene, apprehended the suspect, and safely recovered the child.

October 16, 2003
Donora Borough, Pennsylvania
While at a gas station, a woman left her 7-month-old child in the car and went inside to pay. She notified authorities when a male stole the vehicle with the child inside. An AMBER Alert was immediately issued. The mother then told police that it was the child's father that took the child and vehicle. The AMBER Alert resulted in several tips that led to the location of the child and father. The child was safely recovered.

October 9, 2003
Chicago, Illinois
A 3-year-old child was abducted by a young woman after the child’s mother had allowed her to use their phone. When the girl’s mother stepped away, the woman took the child intending to keep her. The child’s mother reported the abduction to police and an AMBER Alert was immediately issued. A citizen spotted the child and abductor, recognized them from the AMBER Alert, and used her cell phone to call 911. Police arrived at the scene, rescued the child, and took the abductor into custody. The child was safely returned to her mother.

October 4, 2003
Christiansburg, Virginia
A 6-year-old girl disappeared after getting into a car with her step-mother. Police issued an AMBER Alert after learning that the girl's father, the step-mother's estranged husband, didn't know she had taken his daughter and an investigation showed reason for concern. A friend of the abductor heard the AMBER Alert and convinced her to turn herself in. The woman took the child to the police station, and she was safely reunited with her father.

October 1, 2003
Hanover Park, Illinois
A woman left her 3-year-old son in the care of the child's babysitter. When the babysitter and child did not come home that evening, authorities were notified. Because law enforcement believed that the two were missing under suspicious circumstances, an AMBER Alert was activated for the boy. After hearing the AMBER Alert, a police officer spotted and stopped the car. The child was safely returned to his mother.

September 28, 2003
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
When a 14-year-old girl did not return home after a late-night movie with her boyfriend, her family notified authorities. She had left her boyfriend's house to take a taxi home, but hadn't been seen since. An AMBER Alert was activated for the teen. A friend of the girl, after seeing the AMBER Alert, spotted her in a neighborhood park the following day and contacted authorities. The child was safely returned to her family.

September 28, 2003
Lafayette, Colorado
When a woman reported to local authorities that her ex-boyfriend had severly beaten her and abducted their 14-month-old boy, an AMBER Alert was immediately issued. The man heard the AMBER Alert on his radio and, fearing his vehicle would be spotted, dropped off the child at his uncle's house the next morning. The abductor's uncle immediately notified the child's mother, and the two were safely reunited.

August 29, 2003
Demotte, Indiana
A 2-year-old boy was kidnapped by his non-custodial mother from his grandparents' house. Because of the mother's drug use, an AMBER Alert was issued. The woman heard the Alert on her radio and saw it on road signs. Fearing there was no escape, she called authorities to turn herself in. She was arrested and the child was returned to his custodial grandparents.

August 7, 2003
Dudley, Massachusetts
A man had an argument with his estranged wife when she came to his house to pick up their three children -- ages 9, 7, and 5 -- for a visit. He notified authorities when she failed to return their children as scheduled that evening. After the woman called her estranged husband later that night threatening to harm herself and the children, an AMBER Alert was issued. Just over an hour later, a friend of the mother heard the Alert. She knew where the woman and children were hiding, and convinced the mother to turn the children over to her. The friend then met with authorities, and the children were safely returned to their father.

July 31, 2003
Louisville, Kentucky
A 16-year-old girl was abducted from a hotel room when three gun-toting men attempted to rob her and the other guests staying in the room. The suspects brought the child to an apartment where they saw an AMBER Alert had been issued for the girl. Nervous because the victim's picture was on television, the suspects released the girl. She ran to the nearest home and requested to use the telephone. The homeowner, recognizing her from the AMBER Alert, took her in and called authorities. The girl was safely reunited with her family.

July 26, 2003
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
A man abducted his 5-year-old son from his estranged wife and threatened to kill the child and himself. The man had weapons in his possession so an AMBER Alert was issued. After hearing the Alert, the father turned himself in. The man was taken into police custody and the child was safely reunited with his mother.

July 22, 2003
Dickinson, Texas
A 5-year-old child went on a fishing trip with family friend at 8 a.m. When the two did not return home that evening as arranged, the child's family called the police and a request to locate the suspect's truck went out to regional law enforcement. Early the next morning, when police discovered the suspect had a history of substance abuse, and he allegedly went to meet with an unidentified person for money, an AMBER Alert was issued. The suspect's uncle saw the Alert on television and began to drive to locations that the suspect has been known to hang out at. When the uncle located the suspect's car, he notified authorities and the suspect was apprehended. The child was safely recovered and reunited with his family.

July 18, 2003
Dixon, Missouri
A 26-year-old mother and her children left Alabama to seek refuge from the abusive father of her children. On July 14, 2003, the man located the woman and children at a relatives home in Missouri, fired a gun into her vehicle, and abducted their three children - 5, 3, and 1 years old. A statewide AMBER Alert was issued in Missouri and Illinois. The states of Ohio and Alabama were also advised to be on the lookout for the suspect. Because of the AMBER Alert, the case received a large quantity of media coverage, and on July 18 in Gardendale, Alabama, the suspect turned himself in. The three children were safely recovered and returned to their mother.

July 14, 2003
Colorado Springs, Colorado
A young mother and her 8-month-old son left their house with the child's father. An hour later, the mother made a frantic phone call to her sister pleading for help. The call was disconnected and the mother's sister notified authorities. An AMBER Alert was immediately issued for the child, broadcasting information about the father's vehicle. A motorist spotted the vehicle and called police that evening. The three were safely located.

June 3, 2003
Denver, Colorado
A young mother met a woman who called herself "Rosa" in a hospital shortly after she gave birth to her son. The woman explained that she was a church employee and helped young mothers with baby supplies and services. Two weeks later, "Rosa" took the lady and her son to get the help she had offered. They walked to a park, where the child was put into "Rosa's" mini van. "Rosa" then asked the lady to run into a nearby store to buy sodas. When she returned, "Rosa," the van and her son were gone. The lady notified authorities and a statewide AMBER Alert was issued. Authorities received more than 500 tips on the kidnapping. One of those tips was from the suspects daughter. She told authorities that her mom had brought the boy over earlier and asked her to babysit. Once she recognized the child from the AMBER Alert, she called the police. The child was safely recovered and returned to his parents unharmed.

May 30, 2003
Covington, Georgia
A woman contacted authorities when her boyfriend failed to return home with her 16-month-old son after picking him up from a day care center. When authorities learned that the man had a history of drug abuse, they issued a Levi's Call Georgia's AMBER Alert. A man in the area heard the alert on the radio and relayed the information to his wife before she left home. When the woman drove out of her neighborhood, she spotted the vehicle and called police. Police were immediately at the scene and the suspect was apprehended. The child was safely returned to his mother.

May 20, 2003
Lake Station, Indiana
A 15-year-old girl and her friend got into a man's car when he offered them money to help him find an address. He later forced the girl's friend out of the car, but kept the 15-year-old with him. An AMBER Alert was quickly issued. Early the next morning, a police officer pulled over a speeding car, also noticing that it fit the description in the AMBER Alert. The officer confirmed that the girl in the car was child in the AMBER Alert, and the suspect was arrested. The girl was safely returned to her family.

May 7, 2003
Thanks to the cooperative efforts of authorities in Minnesota and Utah, a 11-year-old girl was safely recovered. An 11-year-old girl from St. Cloud, MN, was reported missing by her mother when she awoke to find her daughter gone, along with a 21-year-old man who had been staying with the family in search of work. Because of her age and the time and nature of her disappearance, the girl was believed to be in danger, and an AMBER Alert was issued. When authorities learned that the suspect had ties in Utah, an AMBER Alert was activated in Utah as well. A Utah Highway Patrol trooper heard the alert and began using his laptop to calculate the drive time from St. Cloud, Minn., to Utah when he saw a car matching the description in the AMBER Alert drive by. The trooper pulled the car over, arrested the suspect, and the child was safely returned to her family.

May 3, 2003
Madison Heights, Michigan
A 3-year-old girl and her grandmother were shopping in a toy store when a stranger approached them. He explained that he was working in the parking lot, noticed the tire on their car was flat, and offered to help. The girl's grandmother allowed the polite man to changed her tire. When the man was finished, the girl was put in her car seat. The man offered to make sure everything was fine and started the car. Then, he drove away with the child in the back seat. Police were immediately notified and the Michigan State Police activated the AMBER Alert system. Television and radio stations began broadcasting bulletins about the abduction. Electronic signs on the highway also posted the information. After the alert went out, an anonymous 9-1-1 caller reported seeing the vehicle described in the AMBER Alert. The car was found and the girl was still in the back seat. She was safely returned to her family.

April 19, 2003
San Bernardino, California
When a San Bernardino man refused to give his two friends a ride to the local casino, they stole his vehicle well aware that his 13-month-old son was inside. The abduction was reported and because the suspects were known to be drug users, an AMBER Alert was issued. A local law-enforcement agent heard the alert and spotted the vehicle in a hotel parking lot with the suspects and child inside. The suspects were apprehended and the child was recovered unharmed.

April 2003
Salem, Oregon
As a 22-year-old mother was putting her 10-month-old son into his car seat, a man pushed her to the ground, jumped into the car, and drove away. Authorities were immediately notified and an AMBER Alert was issued. About two hours later a citizen called 9-1-1 to report seeing the vehicle. After a high-speed car chase, the suspect was apprehended and the child was safely reunited with his parents

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AMBER Plan Success Stories 2002 - 1998

August 2002
Riverside, California
A 10-year-old girl was reported missing by her mother early one morning. After police went door-to-door attempting to retrieve information regarding her disappearance, they came to the conclusion that a former babysitter of hers had taken her and was capable of harming her. Officials immediately issued an AMBER Alert. Shortly there after, the California Highway Patrol requested that the Nevada Highway Patrol activate their Emergency Alert System as well in case the suspect might have taken the child across state lines. That afternoon, a motorist in Hawthorne, Nevada, saw the suspected vehicle, recognized it from the alert and notified authorities. The suspect was apprehended and child was safely reunited with her mother.

August 2002
Orange County
A 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl were parked in two separate cars at a local scenic overlook each with a friend late at night. A man came out of the bushes and held all four teens at gunpoint. He tied up both friends, put the two girls in one of the cars, and sped off. As soon as authorities were alerted and confirmed that the girls were in danger, an AMBER Alert was issued across the region. A description of the girls; suspect; and vehicle, including the license-plate number was broadcast over local airwaves and displayed on electronic highway signs. In a short while an animal-control agent called after spotting the car in which the girls were abducted. She had matched the vehicle’s license-plate number with the information provided on the highway signs. Law-enforcement officers were soon at the scene, and the girls were safely recovered.

April 2001
Houston, Texas
Just hours after a 5-year-old girl was lured into a stolen ambulance and kidnapped in April 2001, she was recovered unharmed thanks to the AMBER Plan. Authorities with the Houston Police Department say a man in his 20s had enticed 5 children between the ages of 4 and 8 from their apartment complex into an ambulance saying it was a playroom. But before the suspect drove off, all the children managed to escape except one. Not long after the child was abducted an AMBER Alert was broadcast throughout the Houston region describing the child, her abductor, and the ambulance. After the alert hit the airwaves, a man in the community came forward and told police that he had seen a child with a man matching broadcasters’ description of the kidnapper in his neighborhood. After a rapid search of the area the child was successfully recovered and reunited with her family. Her abductor was arrested. This all happened within a matter of three hours.

March 1999
Saginaw, Texas
Dallas police credited the safe return of a 9-year-old girl to the AMBER Plan. The child was grabbed and thrown into a truck after a man had stopped her and a friend while they were walking home from school. He enticed the girls with stories about a bunch of kittens in a nearby field. Luckily her friend was able to give police a full description of the abductor and details about his vehicle so that they could immediately issue an AMBER Alert. About five hours after the abduction, three motorists called in and reported a child wandering alone along the highway. It turns out that the abductor had ordered the child to get out of the car after he heard the AMBER Alert with his description on the radio. Within hours after she was located, law enforcement arrested her abductor.

November 1998
Arlington, Texas
Parents of a 2-month-old girl had always felt safe leaving their daughter in the care of their trusted babysitter, until the evening she didn’t come home. They were sure their child would be returned to them at 6:30 pm just as the babysitter had promised; however, when night began to fall and neither the baby nor the sitter had returned, the parents knew something was wrong and notified the police. Little did they know, the babysitter had a history of illegal drug use. Police immediately considered the child to be endangered and triggered the AMBER Alert. Less than half an hour after the alert was issued, a motorist called in on his cellular telephone and reported that the vehicle described in the AMBER Alert was right in front of him on the highway. Within minutes a patrol car cornered the babysitter and pulled her over. The child was safely returned to her parents, and the babysitter was found guilty of kidnapping and received 10 years of probation.

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