An Amber Alert issued after someone stole a car with a 10-month-old baby in the back seat has been canceled. The baby was found unharmed.
According to Ogden police, one or more people have been arrested.
“The baby is just fine, it went on quite a ride,” said Chief Randy Watt at a news conference.
Watt said the car was taken at 10:45 a.m. when the baby’s mother left it running in a residential driveway while she went into the home of an acquaintance. The baby was in the backseat of the car in a carseat. There was another adult watching the car, but that adult also left for a few minutes to go into the home, said Watt. When the pair came back outside, the car was gone and with it the baby.
At 12:37 p.m., the baby was left on the porch of a home in Plain City, said Watt. Plain City is about 18 minutes from Ogden. He said there is no known connection between the suspects and the home where the baby was located.
A witness saw the child being placed on the porch and reported it to police. Watt said police located the suspects in Plain City. Weber County deputies tried to stop the suspects but they sped away, said Watt. Instead of chasing the suspects on the ground, the deputies backed off and let a helicopter take over following the suspects. The car ended up off road and the suspects fled on foot, said Watt. They were arrested by Weber County deputies and Ogden police officers.
Watt said charges are still being finalized and the suspects are still being questioned. He said charges will include auto theft and child kidnapping. He said he doesn’t know why the suspects wanted the car or whether they knew the baby was there when they took it.