Wednesday is National Amber Alert Awareness Day, a day that was inspired by the unsolved Arlington, TX abduction and murder case of 9 year old Amber Hagerman.
The Amber Alert system was created in 1996 to instantly prompt the entire community to assist in the search and safe recovery of a missing child. Muskingum County Sheriff's Captain Jeff Lecocq said the early stages of an abduction are the most crucial.
"It's very critical, everyone needs to understand the early hours...
An Amber Alert has been issued for 10-month-old Arianna Fritts of Licking County.
The infant was abducted from her mother's home in Newark by her non custodial father, Roy Allen Fritts Jr after a physical altercation.
The suspect is reported to be intoxicated and driving with the child on his lap. The Licking County Sheriff's Office lost sight of the vehicle after a brief pursuit on Interstate 70 near Hamilton Road where speeds reached 97 miles per hour....
An amber alert issued Wednesday morning for a 4-year-old Columbus boy has been canceled.
Authorities said the child was located and is safe.
4-year-old Andrian Johnson was taken from 930 Ellsworth Avenue in Columbus around Midnight Wednesday. The child was not believed to be harmed, but is being taken to a hospital as a precaution. Police have yet to release details of how the child was returned.
Though the boy is with his family, authorities said that the man...
An amber alert has been issued throughout the State of Ohio.
Authorities say that residents should be on the lookout for 4-year-old Andrian Johnson. He is described as a black male, 3 feet tall weighing 40 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was taken around Midnight Wednesday.
The child was last seen at 930 Ellsworth Avenue in Columbus wearing a blue and grey shirt, black pants, blue shoes and a grey jacket with red stripes.
The Amber Alert issued on Saturday morning has been canceled and it appears the girl made up the story.
Officials say Elizabeth Oakes, 17, "was found safe and the Amber Alert has been canceled."
According to Lt. Chris Phipps, Oakes made up the story because she got into a fight with her mother late last night. Lt. Phipps says that Oakes has been taken to the Muskingum County Juvenile Detention Center and will be charged with falsification, inducing panic and...
An Amber Alert has been issued in Muskingum County. The suspect is an unknown male. Be on the lookout for a missing or abducted child from Muskingum County. The child was last seen at 1256 Wheeling Avenue in Zanesville Saturday at 5:50 a.m. The suspect is believed to be driving a gold 1998 Chevy Malibu four door with Ohio license plate FOZ4571. The child's name is Elizabeth D. Oakes. She is 17-years-old She is described as a white female 5 feet 7 inches tall weighing 165 pounds with brown...