Amber Alert canceled, Suspect remains at large

LOS ANGELES (KUSI) — Monday 7:00 a.m. — An Amber Alert issued about 9:30 p.m. Monday in Los Angeles was canceled when the car belonging to the 18-month-old boy’s father was found.

Luis Avalos, the boy’s father, remains at large but the boy and his 22-year-old mother, Sabrina Sanchez were found safe. The Amber Alert was canceled at 10:40 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos.

The Amber Alert was issued for Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside, Orange, San Diego and San Bernardino counties after Sanchez’ mother witnessed Avalos punch and then force her daughter into his car, where their son was still inside, and take off, according to LAPD Officer Mike Lopez.

At around 1 p.m. Monday, Sanchez’ mother heard a scream. When she looked outside, she saw her daughter throw down her cell phone and purse and ran back to Avalos’ car in attempt to get her son, Lopez said.

The mother then heard her daughter scream, “Let me go” as Avalos forced her daughter back into the car and fled the scene with Sanchez and her son, Lopez said.

Police then called Avalos with Sanchez’ cell phone. Avalos answered the phone and officers heard Sanchez screaming and struggling in the background, according to Lopez. Police told Avalos they needed to speak with Sanchez and, over speaker phone, asked Sanchez three times if she was okay. On the third attempt, she answered, “I’m fine.” The call was then ended. Police attempted several more times to contact Avalos but failed.

Luis Avalos is 140 pounds, 5 feet 6 inches with a bald head, brown eyes and three distinguishing tattoos: a tattoo of “Sabrina” on his left cheek, a tattoo of red lips on his right neck and a tattoo of a Catholic Rosary around his neck.

Avalos has an active restraining order against him that was supposed to protect Sanchez and her 18-month-old son from him. He also has convictions for firearm chargers and has been convicted of domestic violence, according to the LAPD.

 The LAPD considers Avalos a dangerous suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD’s Southeast Division at (213)972-7828 or 911. A 24-hour tip line can be reached at (877)527-3247 and Crime Stoppers can be reached at (800)222-8477. 

 10:30 p.m. — An Amber Alert was issued Monday night in Los Angeles for a 1-year-old baby and mother believed to have been kidnapped by their "armed and dangerous" father.

Ayden Avalos is described as an 18-month-old Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes, wearing unknown clothing.

The suspect is Luis Avalos, a 21-year-old Hispanic male, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, and bald with brown eyes, wearing unknown clothing. the suspect has tattoos around his neck, and left cheek.

He should be considered violent and dangerous.

The suspect was last seen driving a 2006 silver 4-door Chevrolet Impala, with a CA license plate of 7lpf713.

If seen, contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) 527-3247.

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