Update: Catalina has been found and the father is in custody.
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Area detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating two-year-old, Catalina Reyes Canino and Catalina’s father Leonardo Rosales.
On Thursday, December 23, 2021, around 10:45 p.m., officers responded to a radio call of a “Kidnap in Progress” at the 100 block of South Reno Street. When the officers arrived, they were met by Catalina’s mother. The mother advised the officers that her ex-boyfriend, Leonardo, Catalina’s father and she have an ongoing child custody dispute and there is a restraining order on file against Leonardo.
The mother said Leonardo showed up at her residence with 2 additional male Hispanic suspects.
Leonardo forced his way into the residence and threatened the family while armed with a knife. He forcibly removed the child and fled in a Gray Honda Accord with unknown license plate.
Leonardo does not have any custodial rights of Catalina. Catalina is described as a 2-year-old female Hispanic, with black hair, brown eyes. She stands 2 feet tall and weighs approximately 26 pounds. She was last seen wearing a light purple shirt with unicorns and a white one-piece zip-up pajama.
Leonardo is described as a male Hispanic, with black hair, brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He was last seeing dark clothing.
Catalina Reyes Canino Leonardo Rosales
If you have seen or have any information regarding her whereabouts please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Rampart Division, at (213) 484-3400. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.