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News Release
Friday, May 23, 2014
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CHILD ABDUCTION REGIONAL EMERGENCY (C.A.R.E) ALERT NR14198ne

UPDATE
August 22, 2014

Child Found, Suspect Arrested

Updated:  On May 23, 2014, two-year-old Edwin Vargas was forcibly taken from his mother after being placed into her vehicle.  This abduction generated an AMBER alert and put into motion enormous resources to ensure Edwin’s safety.  The search for Edwin has been non-stop.

With the assistance of the United States Marshals Task Force, Councilman Jose Huizar’s Office and tireless investigative efforts by LAPD Hollenbeck Area detectives, Edwin was located last night, August 21, 2014, and is in the protective custody of the Department of Children Services.  The suspect, Abraham Vargas was arrested and is currently being held on a one million dollar warrant in the State of Texas.


June 11, 2014 
UPDATE


On Friday June 6, 2014, LAPD Hollenbeck detectives received a tip that suspect Abraham Vargas was seen near 4th Avenue and Soto Street in Los Angeles around 3:45 p.m.  He was riding a black “BMX style” bicycle and his head is now shaved.  He also has facial hair in the form of a “goatee”.  Suspect Vargas is still at large.  Any information, please contact LAPD Hollenbeck detectives.


Biological Father Wanted for Child Abduction

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating 2-year-old Edwin Vargas, taken by his biological father. 

On Friday March 23, 2014, around 6:30 a.m., Hollenbeck patrol officers responded to a radio call of a “Possible Kidnapping” at the 1000 block of Lorena Street.

When the officers arrived they were met by the mother of the child who told them that her ex-boyfriend, suspect Abraham Vargas had taken their child and vehicle.  

The mother and child were by her vehicle when the suspect approached, pushed the mother away from the vehicle, took the keys and drove off with the child inside.  The mother advised that she has full custody of the child as well as a restraining order against the suspect. Based on past comments by the suspect, it is believed he will be heading towards the Mexican border.

Edwin Vargas is described as a 2-year-old male Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes.  He stands 2 feet tall and was last seen wearing a red sweater and blue sweat pants.

The suspect is described as a 26-year-old male Hispanic, standing 5 feet 6 inches and weighing approximately 180 pounds.  The vehicle is an orange 2004 Nissan Quest, license plate 7CIN189 with traffic collision damage on the drivers’ side from the center to the rear of the vehicle.  The vehicle has tinted windows.

Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Hollenbeck detectives at (323) 342-8900.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



     
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