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Amber Alert Leads Police to Missing 4-Year-Old Girl

Amber Alert Leads Police to Missing 4-Year-Old Girl

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Los Angeles Times via YellowBrix

May 30, 2010

LOS ANGELES – A statewide search for a 4-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her mother in Newport Beach ended Saturday when police took the pair into custody in the Playa Vista area.

Authorities said Symphony Sarah Aiton was found unharmed and taken into protective custody around 2:20 p.m. at the intersection of Lincoln and Jefferson boulevards, where police officers found the vehicle and detained the girl’s mother, said Lt. Paula Kreefft of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Kreefft said the child would probably be returned to her foster parents.

The girl’s mother, Angela Marie Aiton, 34, will be returned to Orange County, where she will face criminal charges, the Newport Beach Police Department said in a statement.

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Kreefft said a civilian in the area called police after seeing the black 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was being sought in a missing-child alert, Kreefft said. Police tracked down the Jeep and surrounded it.

Robert Overby, 59, a freelance photographer, said he unknowingly pulled up next to the jeep at a red light and glanced over at the woman. “I think she thought I was an undercover cop,” said Overby. "She had this panic look on her face, and I realized then that it was her and I yelled out, ‘Hey, you’re that woman they’re looking for, pull over.’ "

Overby said that he was not the civilian who called police, but that he managed to take several pictures of the woman as several police cruisers surrounded the Jeep.

Newport Beach police said the incident began Friday around 6:35 p.m. during a supervised visit. Aiton asked the girl’s foster father if she could take Symphony to the restroom at a restaurant in Fashion Island. When they did not return after 10 minutes, the foster father called police, authorities said. An Amber Alert was issued that evening.


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    MAYES969

    about 4 years ago

    3608 Comments

    This is great. If you dont have the Amber alert app on your smart phone, get it ! ! !

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    Katz

    about 4 years ago

    8260 Comments

    FANTASTIC!

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    wildsoldier

    about 4 years ago

    1246 Comments

    Great work, Thank god for the amber alerts.....

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    SERT0629

    about 4 years ago

    474 Comments

    GREAT JOB, GLAD TO HEAR THAT SHE IS OK.

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    copper380

    about 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    BUMP fplasencia. Need a license to drive, fish, hunt, cut hair, build stuff, open a business...........etc, but .....................................you know the rest.

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    AKangel

    about 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Great job getting this little girl home safe.
    Bump fplasencia, BUMP BUMP BUMP!

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    luke3302

    about 4 years ago

    928 Comments

    Good job. Thank god the little girl is safe,

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    KAICHARESE

    about 4 years ago

    2762 Comments

    Great job guys, glad this story had a happy ending

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    I'm glad the little girl is safe.Whatever her reason was I guess it must be pretty bad she had to kidnap her own child.She should of done things right and this wouldn't of happened.It's a sad thing when this kind of thing happens in a child's life.

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    Badazz_Rebel_Cop1123

    about 4 years ago

    826 Comments

    Excellent....glad shes back where she needs to be

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Excellent work every one.

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    Perl

    about 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    Newport Beach. Rough neighborhood. LOL Great job guys!
    ~Wf

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Good outcome, which proves that the Amber Alert works.
    Now it's time to implement the "Blue Alert" for all those scum bags wanted on LEO's attacks

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    bklyn

    about 4 years ago

    762 Comments

    great observation by the photographer. thats why the alert needs to get out quick, so agencies can go into action.

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    rsironron

    about 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Good job on everyones part in getting the little girl back.

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