Child reunited with parents following vehicle theft, kidnapping

When a mother went inside to change, her vehicle was stolen with her 3-year-old inside Friday morning.

Posted: Oct 15, 2021 12:37 PM
Updated: Oct 15, 2021 12:52 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - A mother and her kid were reunited after her vehicle was stolen with the kid inside the vehicle on Friday morning, according to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff deputies were notified about a stolen vehicle that happened in the area of the 12100 block of Cinder Rd. in Redding at about 6:35 a.m.

California Highway Patrol told deputies there was a 3-year-old in the vehicle when it was stolen.

Deputies said the child was left in the vehicle when the mother went inside to change clothes and when she came out, she saw the car driving down the street.

An investigation began when officials arrived at the scene.

A report at 7:09 a.m. came into SHASCOM about a kid unattended in a vehicle that matched the stolen vehicle’s description.

The vehicle was located at Leona Ave. and Pine Grove Ave. and the kid was safe and in good health, deputies said.

Deputies searched the area for more information about the suspect.

The integration is ongoing and the kid was reunited with the parent.

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