April 17, 2007 |
A Chester County mother who had been reported missing with her 4-year-old daughter since Wednesday is now being sought for interfering with custody and concealing the girl's whereabouts, authorities said yesterday. State police issued an Amber Alert and asked for the public's assistance in locating Alexis Roadside, whose long brown hair was cut short and dyed black on Thursday. District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll said authorities were concerned for the child's safety. At a news conference, police said the child's mother, Veronica Faith Henry Roadside, 41, left her West Caln Township home on Wednesday night with her daughter after telling her husband, Robert P. Roadside Jr., that she was going to visit relatives in Newtown Square.
August 26, 2010 |
An 8-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert in Burlington County was located by police almost a day after he disappeared with his father. The boy, Terry Dusseault III, was unharmed. His father, Terry Dusseault Jr., who fled on Tuesday before authorities could arrest him on sexual-assault charges in Burlington County, was taken into custody. The charges did not involve his son. About 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, a motorist saw the 2001 black Hyundai Santa Fe that was being sought under the alert on Route 70 and called 911. A Medford Township patrol unit stopped the car in a ShopRite parking lot, about seven miles from where Dusseault and his brother and son lived in Lumberton.
August 25, 2010 |
Terry Dusseault Jr., the 8-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert issued Tuesday, has been found safe, the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office said. He was with his father, Terry Dusseault, Sr., at the ShopRite in Medford Township, officials said. The father was taken into custody. Dusseault disappeared with the boy Tuesday as he was about to be arrested on sexual-assault charges involving three Burlington County juveniles over the past year and a half, said Joel Bewley, spokesman for the prosecutor's office.
December 16, 2011 |
FORT MONTGOMERY, N.Y. - Police say the New Jersey man wanted for questioning in the murder of his ex-wife has apparently committed suicide in an Upstate New York motel and his two young daughters are safe. New York State Police say they found Anthony Trapp dead on a bed in his room at the Bear Mountain Bridge Motel in Fort Montgomery about an hour after the girls came out of the room on their own around 7:30 a.m. Friday. New York police wouldn't say how Trapp died, but New Jersey authorities say he apparently killed himself.
August 9, 2014 |
Amber Alerts are meant to be three things: rare, timely, and multiplatform. Thursday's 4 a.m. Amber Alert was all three, and it woke up a lot of people. It came to many slumbering locals via their cellphones - emitting, in many cases, that special piercing tone that accompanies emergency messages. Many are calling Thursday's alert a multimedia success - an effort at public awareness, by all media means, that paid off. After 2 a.m., the body of Christina Corrigan Belajonas, 28, was found in her Drexel Hill apartment.
August 25, 2011 |
A newborn baby abducted from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has been located in Southwest Philadelphia. Police found the boy, two-days-old and in need of medical attention, at a home on the 6000 block of Kingsessing Ave. The child's mother, Tanya Dixon, took the child from the hospital about noon without permission, police said. Investigators were questioning Dixon, 39, this afternoon. The child was wearing a diaper, a one-piece outfit, and an alarm sensor attached to his umbilical cord.
April 29, 2010 |
New Jersey has revised its Amber Alert guidelines for cases in which relatives abduct children, because the system was not activated in February when a man allegedly snatched his 3-month-old daughter. State police now can issue the electronic broadcast alerts if there is reason to believe an abducted child may be harmed or killed, Attorney General Paula Dow said Wednesday. A family history of child abuse, custody disputes, and domestic violence also may be taken into consideration.
August 19, 2006 |
Earlier this month, a 14-month-old boy was abducted from his North Philadelphia home by masked gunmen, who beat his father and uncle and locked his mother and another child in a closet. An Amber Alert was issued and within hours the child was found abandoned in a truck in Fairmount Park. But on Thursday in Ridley Township an alert went out for a teenage girl who was seen being forced into a white van with "Hell Raider" spray-painted on the side. It was later canceled because police received no reports of a missing person.
February 19, 2010 |
A top New Jersey official ordered an inquiry yesterday into why no Amber Alert was issued in the alleged abduction of a three-month-old infant by her father, who told police he tossed her into the Raritan River on Tuesday night. According to police, Shamsid-Din Abdur-Raheem snatched his daughter from her grandmother in East Orange, N.J., around 4 p.m. Tuesday and told authorities four hours later that he threw the baby off the Driscoll Bridge on the Garden State Parkway in Sayreville.
March 14, 2003
Elizabeth Smart is back in the loving arms of her family. And who among us wasn't at least tempted to hug a daughter, a son, or any loved one, upon hearing the good news? Police found the 15-year-old Utah girl alive and well Wednesday after receiving tips from two couples, who called authorities a minute apart after spotting Elizabeth, Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Eileen Barzee walking along a suburban Salt Lake City street. Mitchell, a drifter who had done some work for the Smart family, and Barzee were taken into police custody.