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ACTIVE AMBER Alert: Caitlyn Virts – Baltimore,MD

Directive: New
Amber Id: 11509
Issued For: MD:Statewide
Missing From:Dundalk, MD
Missing Date:03/06/2014 07:00 AM
Circumstances:Maryland Child Abduction Emergency: Caitlyn Marie Virts an 11 year old W/F in the company of Timothy Virts a 38 year old W/M last seen in Dundalk, MD operating a 1999 Dodge Durango MD tag 5AJ4458. Do not take action call #77 OR 911. The Maryland State Police at the request of Baltimore County Police Department have issued a Maryland Child AMBER Alert for Caitlyn Marie Virts. LOCATION: The child was last observed at approximately 7 am in the area of Dundalk, MD. The child is believed to have been abducted by the suspect. VEHICLE: A possible suspect vehicle is a black 1999 Dodge Durango bearing MD registration: 5AJ4458. Anyone with information is asked to immediately call 911 or Baltimore County Police Department at 410-887-7320. Do not take action which could endanger your safety or further endanger the abducted child. . Please Contact Baltimore County Police Department at 410-887-7320 …read more

ACTIVE AMBER Alert: Myra Lewis – Camden,MS

Directive: New
Amber Id: 11489
Issued For: MS:Statewide
Missing From:Camden, MS
Missing Date:03/01/2014 11:00 AM Central
Circumstances:The 2 year old child was last seen on Saturday morning just after 11AM at her home in Camden in Northern Madison County. She is believed to be in imminent danger. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF MYRA LEWIS, CALL 855-642-5378.. Please Contact Mississippi Highway Patrol at 855-642-5378 …read more

ACTIVE AMBER Alert: NOMEI VELAZQUEZ – Nacogdoches,TX

The Nacogdoches County Texas Sheriff’s Department has issued an AMBER Alert. Noemi Velazquez, a 15 year old Hispanic female was abducted in Nacogdoches, Texas at 7 a.m. on February 24. Velazquez is 4′11″ 120 lbs, wears glasses, last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans, black tennis shoes and carrying a brown purse. The suspect is Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz, a Hispanic male, 5′06″ 180 lbs with some facial hair. Delacruz is driving a silver 2004 Volkswagon Passat with Texas registration DF7T507. The vehicle was last seen at 7:30 p.m. on February 25th on I-35 northbound in Lenexa, KS. Anyone with information should immediately call 911 or the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Department at 936-560-2607.. Please Contact TX17402E0 Nacogdoches County SO at 936-560-2607 …read more

ACTIVE AMBER Alert: Tyrel Henry – Mill Creek,WA

Mill Creek Police looking for missing and endangered 25 year old mother, 8 month old daughter, and two year old son. They are believed to be traveling in a burgundy 1997 Land Rover, Washington license plate #708VZU. Please Contact Mill Creek PD (Snohomish Co.) at 425-774-2503 …read more

ACTIVE AMBER Alert: Jamarion Jackson – Carlsbad,NM

Directive: New
Amber Id: 11448
Issued For: NM:Statewide

Missing From:Carlsbad, NM
Missing Date:02/18/2014 00:00 AM Mountain
Circumstances:The 9 month old child was abducted by Sasha Yvette Dominguez on 02/18/2014 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The child was born addicted to amphetamines and has Asthma. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF SASHA YVETTE DOMINGUEZ AND JAMARION JACKSON PLEASE CONTACT THE CARLSBAD POLICE DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY AT 575-886-2111.. Please Contact Carlsbad Police Department at 575-885-2111 …read more

ACTIVE AMBER Alert: Amiyah Dallas – Orange,VA

The Va State Police and Va Missing Children’s Clearinghouse has issued an Amber Alert on behalf of the Orange Co. Sheriff’s Ofc. Amiyah Monet Dallas, 5, was last seen in the custody of her aunt, Olivia Dallas. There has been no contact with Amiyah or her aunt since Feb. 18, 2014, and their whereabouts are unknown. Investigation has led investigators to classify case as an abduction and believe the missing child could be in imminent danger. The aunt has connections to Maryland and South Carolina. Anyone with information needs to call Orange Co. Sheriff at (540) 672-1200 or State Police at #77.. Please Contact Orange VA at 540-721-1200 …read more

ACTIVE AMBER Alert: Hailey Owens – Springfield,MO

This is an Amber Alert, the Springfield Missouri Police Department has issued an Amber Alert that occured at 3247 west Lombard at 4:48 pm on 02/18/14. Abducted was Hailey Owens a white female 10 years old. The suspect vehicle is a gold 2008 Ford Ranger Missouri registration 1YF454. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Scenic from Grand in Springfield, Missouri. The suspect is a white male, no further description is available. The victim, Hailey M. Owens is a white female 10 years old, 5 foot 2 inches tall, weighing 90 pounds with long brown hair, brown eyes and pierced ears. Owens was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and purple sandals.. . Please Contact Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 …read more

ACTIVE AMBER Alert: Jamibre Fontenot – Houston,TX

Texas Center for the Missing has issued a Houston Regional Amber Alert for the Houston Police Department who are searching for a missing 11-month-old male, Jamibre Fontenot. Jamibre was last seen yesterday at 5:00 a.m. with his nanny, Cy-kietha Freeman who is a 20-year-old female. They were last seen on De Soto street in northwest Houston. No photos are available at this time. Anyone with information regarding the child or suspect is asked to immediately call the Houston Police Department at 713-308-3600.. Please Contact Houston TX at 713-308-3600 …read more

CANCELED AMBER Alert: Everett,WA

Mother Roshell Turner is a heavy Meth user. Child has potentially severe medical issues due to mothers drug use and is possibly being neglected. Snohomish County Superior court has issued an order to take child into custody. Mother believed to be hiding in the South Everett area. May be with Hispanic Boyfriend nickname “Guero”. Female friend Marylee Cavin is possibly hiding the mother and child and maybe driving them around in an unknown color SUV.. Please Contact Everett PD (Snohomish Co.) at 425-407-3970 …read more

WSP: Good to Know Video on Wireless Emergency Alerts

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Every year children and adults are forcibly abducted or become missing for various reasons. These situations make the family and friends feel helpless creating an unbelievable amount of stress. Rapid notification to a large number of people is important for a safe recovery.

In the latest edition of our “Good to Know” series, Trooper Guy Gill explains the two systems we have in Washington, AMBER Alert and Endangered or Missing Person Advisory(EMPA).

The Washington State Patrol video can be viewed here.

Both alert systems are designed to form a partnership between law enforcement and the public. The goal is to quickly find our loved ones who have been abducted or gone missing. Your decision to receive these alerts could make all the difference in the world to a grieving family. If it was your loved one, how many sets of eyes would you want searching?

Federal government shutdown does not affect AMBER Alerts

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is reminding both the public and other law enforcement agencies that the AMBER Alert system is in full operation despite the shutdown of the federal government.

 

“We’re hearing of incorrect reports on both mainstream and social media about the status of the AMBER Alert System,” said Carri Gordon, AMBER Alert Coordinator for the Washington State Patrol. “The system is in full operation, and ready to help recover an abducted child.”

 

Although there is some federal coordination of the overall AMBER Alert program, each state has its own distribution system for alerts. Washington’s alerts are distributed by a private contractor that is in no way affected by the federal government shutdown.

State Patrol and Broadcasters highlight success of AMBER Alert activations

OLYMPIA, Wash. - State officials and broadcasters are hailing the effectiveness of the AMBER Alert system, in the wake of eight successful activations and recoveries so far in 2013.

 

Nationwide, the AMBER Alert system has led to the successful recovery of 656 children since its inception.

 

“The value of the AMBER Alert system in these recoveries cannot be overstated. Timely public awareness was crucial and directly helped law enforcement safely recover these abducted children,” said State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste. “The AMBER Alert system is a true partnership between law enforcement and other government agencies, the media, and the public designed to save our society’s most precious assets – children!”

 

Here are some highlights of recent activations in or involving Washington State:

  • August 18:  A 15-year-old girl was abducted from Davenport, WA by a non family member.  As a result of the AMBER Alert, an alert Chelan County deputy located the vehicle at a gas station less than an hour later. The child was safely recovered and her abductor taken into custody.
  • August 6:  A 15-year-old girl was abducted following the brutal murder of her mother and brother near San Diego, CA. The largest-ever AMBER activation, covering five states including Washington, was initiated. The suspect vehicle was located in a remote area of Idaho and led to the successful recovery of the child.
  • June 28:  A 5-year-old boy was abducted by his non-custodial mother and was safely recovered a mere 20 minutes after the AMBER Alert was issued.
  • June 14:  A 5-year-old boy was abducted by his non-custodial mother in Gold Bar and recovered a mere 30 minutes after an AMBER Alert was activated by a Douglas County deputy and WSP trooper.
  • April 28:  A 1-year-old child was abducted from his grandparents’ home by his non-custodial parents.  A multi-state AMBER Alert was activated in Montana and Washington, leading to multiple tips from the public.  The child was rescued and his abductors were taken into custody by Fife PD.