Success Stories (2009): AMBER Alert Program
- On August 19, in Pleasanton, CA, the Alameda County Sheriff's Department activated a regional AMBER Alert on behalf of the Pleasanton Police Department for a 2-month-old boy who was taken by force by his father and the child's uncle. The child's grandmother observed the AMBER Alert on the local news media and contacted the suspects to arrange for their surrender. The suspects turned themselves in to the Antioch Police Department, and the child was safely rescued.
- On August 9, in Durham, NC, the mother of a 3-week-old boy was assaulted by the child's father after he forced his way into her home. The suspect left the residence with the child and fled in a vehicle. Since he was known to be violent and possibly a drug user, an AMBER Alert was quickly issued. An individual who knew the abductor saw the AMBER Alert and contacted law enforcement. The child was safely rescued.
- On March 29, in Bradenton, FL, an AMBER Alert was issued for a 12-year-old girl who may have been lured from her home by an adult male, possibly through Internet contact. The suspect saw the AMBER Alert, became alarmed, and dropped the victim off close to her home, and the girl was rescued. The suspect was later identified and arrested.