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Amber Alert canceled for 4-year old child abducted from Vancouver, WA


Authorities have canceled the Amber Alert that was issued in California on Saturday for a 4-year old abducted by her mother.

KGW-TV reports that based on sightings authorities believe the 21-year-old mother, Esmeralda Lopez Lopez, crossed the border into Mexico with Aranza Ochoa Lopez, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said Monday.

Police say before the abduction, three people ambushed a man in Esmeralda’s apartment, tied him to a chair, and stole his car. The man broke free after more than 12 hours and called the police.

Police have since arrested three people. Court documents say the car was stolen to help Lopez Lopez flee.


An Amber Alert was sent out to multiple counties up and down California for a 4-year old girl abducted by her mother from Vancouver, Washington, on Thursday.

The Vancouver Police say Aranza Maria Ochoa Lopez was abducted on October 25, 2018, around 1:00 p.m. by her mother from the Vancouver Mall during a court-supervised visitation.

Police and Child Protective Services say they have reason to fear for the safety of the child. Aranza has been in foster care since 2017.

Aranza is described as a 4-year old Hispanic female with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last wearing a long-sleeve dark blue shirt with a bulldog on the front, pink pants, and “paw patrol” shoes.

The police say 21-year old Esmeralda Lopez Lopez abducted the 4-year old and was last seen driving a red 2005 Chevy Cobalt with Washington License Plate number ” BLK 1552.”

Police say Esmeralda usually drives a 2007 Toyota Carolla with a Washington license plate number “BIW 7067.”

Esmeralda is described as a Hispanic female, standing 5 feet tall, weighing 138 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

An Amber Alert has been issued to the following counties:

Marin; Napa; Contra Costa; San Joaquin; Alameda; Santa
Cruz; Monterey; San Benito; Merced; Fresno; Kings; San Luis Obispo; Santa
Barbara; Ventura; Santa Clara; San Mateo; Kern; Los Angeles; Orange; San
Diego; Riverside; Stanislaus; Madera; Tulare, CA

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

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