Archive for Thursday, September 9, 2010

Garden City police find missing 2-year-old Issiah Martinez, safe in his hometown

September 9, 2010, 6:26 a.m. Updated September 9, 2010, 11:34 a.m.

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An Amber Alert has been issued for 2-year-old Isaiah Martinez of Garden City. Police are looking for a dark blue Dodge Durango with license plates 133 CLP.

An Amber Alert has been issued for 2-year-old Isaiah Martinez of Garden City. Police are looking for a dark blue Dodge Durango with license plates 133 CLP.

— Garden City police say a 2-year-old who had been reported missing at 12:30 a.m. Thursday has been found nearly nine hours later.

Police Sgt. Michael Reagle says a relative found Issiah Martinez at 9:15 a.m. in a vehicle parked in an alley in Garden City, eight to 10 blocks from where he originally was taken.

Police say the boy's mother left Issiah in an SUV with the motor running while she went into an apartment to pick up her 10-month-old child, who was staying with an aunt.

When the mother came out, the vehicle and her son were gone. The boy's disappearance prompted the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to issue an Amber Alert.

Reagle says the boy appeared to be unharmed but was taken to a local medical facility to be examined.

Comments

trvlronda 4 years, 8 months ago

Garden City, Kansas? Garden City, Missouri?

phoggytoast 4 years, 8 months ago

Kansas (KBI - Kansas Bureau of Investigation)

CrazyUkrainian1 4 years, 8 months ago

Justanother(ignorant)face...It's amazing that ignorant people like you find ways to input your racist views on stories like this. Why don't you spend your time doing something productive, like taking a cultural immersion course.

Mean_Green 4 years, 8 months ago

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Mean_Green 4 years, 8 months ago

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Jonathan Kealing 4 years, 8 months ago

There's a missing kid who could be at a grave risk of injury or death. There will be no turning these comments into a political soapbox. Focus on finding the boy.

Jonathan Kealing

OldEnuf2BYurDad 4 years, 8 months ago

Why not? I'm not saying that politics matter more than a kidnapped child, but if knuckleheads want to focus on... "why Glenn Beck to to blame" or whatever, why not let them? As much as I've been a supporter of the excellent moderation on these boards, I have to say that I'm less and less impressed by the level of censorship we've experienced in recent weeks. Things have CHANGED, and this J-school grad thinks it's not for the best.

Jonathan Kealing 4 years, 8 months ago

This is neither the time nor the place for those comments. Other articles are more than appropriate for those discussions.

Amy Heeter 4 years, 8 months ago

He is found, so now I ask why any mother would leave a 2 yr old in a car while she went into a building?

christy kennedy 4 years, 8 months ago

Never a good idea. Thank god he's alive and well. His family is very, very lucky.

alm77 4 years, 8 months ago

If I read the other article right, it was in the middle of the night at 12:30 AM. My guess he was probably sleeping. Maybe not the best choice on her part, but she knows that better than any of us now. What a terrible ordeal! I wonder how he was returned.

LadyJ 4 years, 8 months ago

Would be interesting to know if she also left the keys in the vehicle.

brujablanco 4 years, 8 months ago

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alm77 4 years, 8 months ago

Right, because leaving your kid sleep in the car while you run up to your sister's to get his sibling is exactly the same thing. rolls eyes I'm guessing your comment will disappear in 3...2...1...

classof75 4 years, 8 months ago

Because she is only 19, and totally immature for handling a two-year old and a ten-month old? Just my opinion.

Wichita eagle reported her age, BTW.

KEITHMILES05 4 years, 8 months ago

The article says the vehicle was left running. That is not a smart thing to do whatsoever.

angel4dennis 4 years, 8 months ago

Thank goodness this boy was found unharmed. There are so many others that are not.

notyourmom 4 years, 8 months ago

It can be so tempting to leave a sleeping child in a car while you run in for just a second, especially if you are running in to carry out another sleeping child. Thank goodness this car thief didn't injure the child.

christie 4 years, 8 months ago

Brilliant move by the perps to leave the car and child unharmed.

And the mother - charged with child endangerment??

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