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Monrovia man arrested in abduction of Anaheim boys

A man was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of conspiring in the abduction last week of two Anaheim brothers, police said.

Anaheim Police Sgt. Rick Martinez identified the suspect as David Nicholas, 26, of Monrovia.  He was arrested at his home and bail was set at $1 million, Martinez said in a statement.

Police are declining to provide details on Nicholas' alleged role in the disappearance of 2-year-old Justin Quinones and 4-year-old Jacob Quinones.

The boys were seized Thursday night from the driveway of their Anaheim apartment complex and put into a van while their mother was carrying trash to a nearby bin, police say.

Investigators suspect they were taken by their father, Abraham Fernandez, 23, and grandfather, Louis Mendoza Fernandez, 52.  The men are from Houston but are believed to have remained in Southern California after the abduction, police say.

Police have warned the men's family, friends and associates against harboring or assisting them.

--Alexandra Zavis

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Wow, really a dumb thing for this man to involve himself in.
And shame on the father and grandfather too.

I still do not believe this to be a case of kidnapping. In an earlier story, it was told that the mother had just arrieved here from Houston, TX AND that there WAS NOT an agreement from the courts as to visitation. How do we know that the mother didn't kidnap the children from their father? Let's not be so quick to call this kidnapping until ALL the facts are brought to the surface. I think those kids are safe and sound in their fathers arms until proven otherwise.

Details of the husband? Description of the vehicle?

What are we supposed to be on the lookout for? Some of the readers here have seen this man and not known it.

C'mon...Two boys' lives are at stake here.


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