Sask. Amber Alert leads to kidnapping and kidnapping charges Pipa News

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The Regina woman faces three charges, including kidnapping and kidnapping, after an Amber Alert was issued for a two-year-old on Sunday.

Regina police charged Kerry Lynn Kivatin, 36, with kidnapping a person under 16, kidnapping, and failing to comply with a condition of a release order.

She is due to appear in court for the first time on Monday afternoon.

The Regina Police Service (RPS) said she was sent to block 1100 on 13th Avenue around 4:40 am Aug. 8 to report a woman trying to pick up her two-year-old son from home.

Police said the suspect was not allowed to make contact with a resident of the house as part of a condition or release. The woman also did not have legal custody of the child.

An investigation began immediately: the police learned that the woman and her child were at the Regina General, but left on foot after the staff became suspicious.

On Sunday morning, police released a photo of the suspect and the boy.

Then at 15:40 a yellow warning was issued. The RPS stated that the case did not initially qualify for a yellow warning, but further investigation and legal opinion prompted the notification.

Police said the suspect was arrested by police at his residence in the 300 block of Rose Street at 5:36 p.m. The child was taken out unharmed.

The situation was resolved thanks to the information received from the public, the RPS noted.

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