All persons in the DC metro area are being asked to be on alert for a 2009 Green Honda CR-V with Maryland license 4AW5518.
Every second counts in the moments after a person is abducted. The AMBER alert was issued at 5:45 pm. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children gives the following information on the AMBER alert program:
The AMBER Alert program, also known as America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Plan, is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice. It is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies, broadcasters and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases where there is enough information to make the alert effective.
Broadcasters use the Emergency Alert System to air a description of the abducted child, suspected abductor and any vehicle that may have been used in the abduction. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe recovery of the child.
The AMBER alert program was created in 1996 in honor of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was abducted and murdered near her home in Arlington, Texas. In the wake of this tragedy a young woman suggested that there should be emergency alerts sent to the public through the broadcasters when a child is abducted. She followed up with a letter, and that letter was used to create the first AMBER Plan. What began as a local effort has grown to include a system of AMBER Alert programs in every state that have been responsible for the successful recovery of 656 children.
The Maryland State Police has issued a Maryland Child AMBER Alert at the request of Anne Arundel County Police Department. The children, Gabriano and Gia Lloyd, are believed to have been abducted by the suspect, Tiamarie Valenzuela. They may be in the listed vehicle. If you have any information regarding the location of the children or suspect please call 410-222-8610 or dial 911.
Update: Police have issued an alert for a 2010 Black Honda Crosstour with Maryland license number 9AZ6888 at 7:48 pm. Be on alert if you see this vehicle. Call law enforcement or dial 911 immediately.
A life is in danger. Do not hesitate to assist law enforcement in this matter. It is a matter of life and death.
Update: The Anne Arundel County Police Department has just informed the present writer that the AMBER alert has been cancelled. The concerned citizens who responded to this alert showed the incredible service that the AMBER alert provides the community. Stayed tuned for additional information. The search for Relisha Rudd and other missing children is still active.