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January 27, 2010 permalink
An Amber alert was issued today for three-year-old Madison Young of Etobicoke Ontario, and the girl was picked up hours later unharmed. As usual in this kind of case, news sources erase the original record almost immediately, but we did find one copy of the alert and a news article with pictures, both enclosed below.
The real reason for the "abduction" is in the news from another source below:
The Children’s Aid Society had obtained a court order granting them temporary custody of the child. Arrangements were made for the mother to drop off her child to CAS offices on Tuesday, said Det. Sgt. Madelaine Tretter with 22 Division.
She never showed up.
Ontario Provincial Police - Amber Alert
Posted on: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:21:00 EST
TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2010 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
THE Toronto POLICE SERVICE HAS REQUESTED AN "AMBER ALERT" FOR AN ABDUCTED CHILD IN THE 120 Seventh Street Etobicoke (in the area of the Home Depot) AREA.
Last seen in the Home Depot parking lot area last night (26Jan2010) with an unknown female.
Victim details:YOUNG, Madison, DOB: 2006/11/03 (f) 2 feet tall, 31-40 lbs, chin length brown wavy hair, brown eyes. Clothing possibly wearing a pink winter jacket.
Childs mother Sarah YOUNG age 33 yrs, (f) light black skin, freckled face, brown eyes, wears glasses, long brown partly gray curly hair, approximately 99 lbs, May or may not be with child or with unknown female.
(Photo available from the Toronto Police Service)
Believed to be in the company of: Unknown Female and or mother Sarah YOUNG
Vehicle Information: Sky Blue SUV, (no additional information)
If observed call 911.
This Amber Alert broadcast request will end at 3:30 PM, unless a further extension is requested.
SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police - Amber Alert
SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police
MEDIA Contact: Toronto Police Service Phone: (416) 808-2254
Source: Trading Markets
Missing girl found safe, mother taken to hospital under police guard
Ryan Cripps, Global News: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 5:12 PM
The search for a missing 3-year-old girl is now over, after the little girl and her mother were found at a Mississauga hotel on Wednesday afternoon.
An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday morning for the little girl, who had last been seen three days ago at her home on Seventh Street, near Lake Shore Blvd. W. & Islington Ave. in Etobicoke.
The girl and her mother were located at about 3:00 p.m. and taken to a Toronto police station in Etobicoke.
"The little girl was very cheerful," said Detective Patrick McGrade of Toronto police at a news conference late Wednesday afternoon.
"We provided her with a couple of teddy bears and a couple of books."
Det. McGrade said the girl is now in the custody of the Catholic Children's Aid Society and is in good health.
The girl's mother, upon arriving at Toronto Police 22 Division, complained of a medical condition. She was treated by EMS and taken to a local hospital under police guard.
Det. McGrade said the mother "is going to be questioned" after she is released from the hospital.
Police had been searching a three kilometre radius around the little girl's home. Officers on foot were being assisted by the mounted unit and the K-9 unit.
Police say a warrant was issued for the apprehension of the 3-year-old girl, and arrangements were made by the Catholic CAS to have the mother turn over the child to them.
When they went to the mother's home, the mother and child were not there and police were contacted.
Source: Global Toronto
Addendum: The mother who cared for her own baby has been arrested as a kidnapper.
Mother charged in aftermath of Amber Alert case
Updated: Thu Jan. 28 2010 2:06:25 PM, ctvtoronto.ca
A Toronto mother has been charged with parental child abduction after disappearing with her daughter, triggering an Amber Alert on Wednesday.
Police issued the alert on Wednesday morning, saying they were worried about the three-year-old girl's safety.
A maid at the Avenue Motel in Mississauga noticed the pair on Wednesday afternoon and contacted police. When police arrived, they found the mother trying to hide with her daughter in a stairwell, CTV Toronto reported.
Det. Patrick McGrade said Wednesday that the little girl was cheerful when they found her. "We provided her with a couple of teddy bears, a couple of books," he said.
The mother complained of a medical problem after being taken to 22 Division headquarters in Etobicoke and was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph's hospital.
Her daughter will be placed in a foster home as a temporary measure.
The 33-year-old mother was supposed to surrender her daughter to the Children's Aid Society on Tuesday. The agency had obtained a temporary custody order.
However, she never showed up.
By 11 a.m. Wednesday, police obtained permission to issue an Amber Alert, which allows them to highly publicize the fact that a child is missing and possibly in danger.
With a report from CTV Toronto's Jim Junkin