Police issue AMBER ALERT for Carlsbad boy believed to be in danger

Posted: March 3, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Samuel Jones, 4, of Carlsbad. (Photo courtesy New Mexico State Police)

UPDATE: Our media partners at KOB-TV are reporting the boy was found Sunday morning in a 30-foot hole and a rescue operation was underway. Click here for KOB-TV updates.

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This from an email sent Saturday night from New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald:

CARLSBAD —In cooperation with the Carlsbad Police Department, New Mexico State Police is issuing the following Amber Alert in New Mexico based on information that the child may have been abducted by a non-family member.

Carlsbad Police are looking for 4 year old Samuel Jones. Samuel is a white male.  Samuel is approximately 3’0 tall and weighs 40 pounds. Samuel has hazel eyes and short brown hair. He has scratches on his left side of his chin and is missing his front four teeth.

Samuel was last seen wearing a blue and gray striped long sleeved shirt, blue jeans, blue and white baseball cap and black converse tennis shoes.

Samuel Jones was last seen at approximately 6:30 p.m. today near the 100 block of Taylor Circle in Carlsbad NM. A child matching Samuel’s description was seen walking in the area with a white bald male wearing a red shirt.

It is believed that Samuel Jones is in danger.

Anyone with information about this missing child should immediately call Detective Tanya Tiller with the Carlsbad Police Department at (575) 885-2111.

Comments
  1. From: Todd Gregory
    Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 4:07 PM
    To: Principals – Elementary Only
    Subject: Alert Suspicious Person

    There is a balding white male between 30 to 40 years of age asking children to get into his car after school lets out. He could be going around to different schools eliciting kids to get into his vehicle. The vehicle description is a shiny gray 4-door vehicle. This was in the area of 301 Perkins Drive, Suite B.
    I did confirm this with local law enforcement so please remind staff to keep extra eye out for suspicious persons at or around our schools.
    Here is a link to my web site that has safety tips for kids. http://lcps.k12.nm.us/Departments/Safety/Safety%20Tips-English.pdf
    Thanks

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