Amber Alert canceled in alleged abduction of 2 boys
Authorities on Friday afternoon canceled an Amber Alert for two young Anaheim boys allegedly abducted in a family dispute after the vehicle involved in the incident, a silver Dodge Caravan, was located, a police spokesman said.
However, the search continues for the children and for their father and grandfather, who are suspected of nabbing the youngsters in front of their mother’s house on West Orange Avenue, police said.
Sgt. Rick Martinez, an Anaheim Police Department spokesman, said the Amber Alert was dropped once the vehicle was discovered since such widespread alerts are tied for to specific vehicles. Because of the investigation, he declined to say where the minivan was discovered but said that authorities believe it is a rental vehicle.
Justin Quinones, 2, and Jacob Quinones, 4, allegedly were taken by the boys' biological father and grandfather late Thursday but Martinez said there is no reason to believe the children are in imminent danger. "There is nothing to indicate that," he said.
Police think that the father, Abraham Fernandez, 23, and grandfather, Louis Mendoza Fernandez, 52, who are from Houston, remain somewhere in Southern California with the children.
Martinez warned that anyone who helps to hide them could face felony charges.
-- Larry Gordon
Photos: Louis Mendoza Fernandez, left, and Abraham Fernandez.
Credit: Anaheim Police Department