February 22, 2013 – An AMBER Alert was issued for a missing child on Wednesday, February 20th, and for the first time the alert was sent to Minnesota cell phones via Wireless AMBER Alert, which led to the successful return of the child.
Carlos Orozco, an eight-month-old baby was abducted from his home while his mother was taking a shower. When police were notified, they immediately issued an AMBER alert with information of a female acquaintance who they believed to be involved including data regarding the type of car she was driving.
A teenager received the Wireless AMBER Alert on her cell phone and spotted the vehicle in question. She told her father and he called police.
Minneapolis police officers located Carlos Orozco unharmed in the basement of the home where the vehicle was located. The female acquaintance was arrested.
Help Children in Their Moment of Need
The participation of the public is essential to the success of AMBER Alert. When a child is abducted, seconds count. Spreading the information as quickly as possible to as many people as possible is critical to the safe return of a child.
AMBER Alert empowers communities to work cooperatively with law enforcement and the media to increase the safety of our children. The information that you provide to police may help an abducted child before it is too late.
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