Maine Mother, Who Triggered Last Week’s Amber Alert, Arrested for Criminal Restraint by a Parent
In an update to a story we brought you last week, the Maine mother who was wanted for criminal restraint by a parent for allegedly unlawfully taking her daughter during a supervised visit is now in police custody.
According to WMTW News 8, Danielle Dyer was arrested on the aforementioned charge.
Previous reports from the Maine Department of Public Safety stated that Dyer took her 11-year-old daughter from a supervised visit with foster providers in Topsham, eventually dropping her off at a Lewiston apartment.
Authorities said that the visit between the mother and child was happening in Topsham at the home of the child's grandmother.
The grandmother said she "went to do laundry" and when she came back, both Dyer and the 11-year-old child were gone, according to the news station.
Police were initially unable to locate the child and an Amber Alert was sent out at about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, March 19, according to the Maine State Police.
Thankfully, police were able to get a phone call about the child's whereabouts and bring the child back safely.
While police were able to find the child, Dyer was not found and an arrest warrant was placed for her, according to the Department of Public Safety.
This Amber Alert was the fifth one used in Maine, according to Maine State Police, and each time, "it has been successful in locating the child every time."
Police also noted that 3 things need to happen before an Amber Alert is issued and that includes when the abducted child is 17 years or younger, there is a good possibility the child is in danger, and there is enough info to pass out that could help find the child.