Date: October 10, 2020 5:00 P.M. 

Location: 4100 block of S Staples  

Offense: Kidnapping

Case Number: 2010100095

At approximately 6:05 pm on Saturday, October 10, 2020 officers were dispatched to the 4100 block of S Staples for a report of 3 missing children.  

Upon arrival, officers were advised that an acquaintance of the Mother left the location with 3 of her children, without the Mother’s consent.  The Mother advised that they were at the location and the acquaintance offered to assist the Mother with watching her three youngest children as she was finalizing her purchase.  The Mother advised that when she was done,  she realized the suspect and children were gone.  After the Mother exhausted a search of the location, both inside and out, the Mother contacted police.  

It was noted that the children were last seen on foot at approximately 5:00 pm near the area of Staples/Carmel Parkway.

Officers immediately began canvassing the area and reviewing surveillance footage in the area.  Officers also followed up on several possible sightings.  

At approximately 9:15 pm, a CCPD patrol officer spotted the female and three children walking near SPID and Ennis Joslin.  They were contacted and properly identified.

The female and children were transported to the main station, where the children were reunited with their Mother.  

After being interviewed by Detectives, 19-year-old Helen Alvarez was arrested and charged with Kidnapping.  

Alvarez was transported to the City Detention Center for processing.

We want to thank the community and the media for their assistance.