Niño de 15 Meses es Secuestrado en Boyle Heights

November 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Se cree que un hombre, de 35 años, sospechoso de secuestrar a su hijo de 15 meses en Boyle Heights se dirigio a México, dijo la policía el miércoles por la tarde.

Se cree que Noe Reyna fue tomado por Carlos Iván Reyna Lara, quien no tiene derechos de custodia, de acuerdo con el Departamento de Policía de Los Ángeles. Fueron vistos por última vez juntos alrededor de las 4 de la tarde el martes en el bloque 2000 del este de la calle Fourth.

La Patrulla de Carretera de California emitió una Alerta Amber para Noe el miércoles por la mañana para los condados de Los Ángeles, Orange y San Diego.

Un tribunal emitió una orden el martes para que el Departamento de Servicios a Niños y Familia (DCFS) ponga a Noe en custodia de protección, dijo la policía. Ambos padres estaban en la corte y fueron notificados de la orden judicial.

Los padres estaban en el tribunal por un tema relacionado con narcóticos cuando perdieron la custodia, según los informes de la escena.

Funcionarios de DCFS fueron a la casa de los padres para recoger al niño cuando se dieron cuenta de que no estaba ahí, al igual que su padre, dijeron los investigadores a los periodistas en la escena.

Reyna huyó con Noe sin tomar pañales o fórmula, dijo la policía. Un oficial de la División Hollenback agregó que la policía “siente” que el bebé no está en peligro.

Noe es hispano, mide 2 pies de altura, pesa alrededor de 35 libras, tiene cabello negro y ojos marrones. Lo vieron por última vez con una camisa amarilla, pantalones cortos negros con dos rayas verdes y zapatillas de tenis negras.

Reyna es hispano, mide 6 pies y 2 pulgadas y pesa 200 libras, dijeron las autoridades.

La madre de Noe está cooperando con las autoridades, dijo la policía. Los sabuesos están ayudando en la búsqueda del niño, según los informes de la escena del secuestro, pero esta tarde, el LAPD informó que los detectives creen que “Reyna Lara se ha dirigido al estado de Sonora en México”.

Si instó a cualquier persona con información sobre el caso a llamar a la División Hollenbeck del LAPD al (323) 342-4101.

Police Search for Toddler Allegedly ‘Kidnapped’ by Father

November 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Authorities asked the public Wednesday to be on the lookout for a 15-month-old boy allegedly abducted in Boyle Heights by his father.

Police now say they believe 35-year-old Carlos Reyna has escaped to Sonora, Mexico with his toddler son Noe Reyna

Noe Reyna is believed to have been taken by his father who does not have custody rights, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. They were last seen together around 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block of East Fourth Street, but information from unnamed sources lead police to believe the two are no longer in the country,

(Los Angeles Police Dept.)

(Los Angeles Police Dept.)

The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for Noe early Wednesday morning for Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.

The LAPD said the family told investigators that the father has ties in Mexico,

A court issued an order Tuesday for the Department of Children Family Services to take Noe into protective custody, police said. Both parents were in court and were notified of the court order.

The parents were in court on a narcotics-related issue when they lost custody, according to reports from the scene.

DCFS officials went to the parents’ home to pick up the boy when they realized he was gone, as well as his father, investigators told reporters at the scene.

Reyna fled with Noe without taking diapers or formula, police said. A Hollenbeck Division officer added that police “feel” the baby is not in danger.

Noe is Latino, 2 feet tall, about 35 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, black shorts with two green stripes and black tennis shoes.

Reyna is Latino, 6 feet 2 and 200 pounds, authorities said. He is believed to be wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, brown boots and is using a red stroller.

Noe’s mother is cooperating with authorities, police said. Bloodhounds are aiding in the search for the boy, according to reports from the kidnapping scene.

Anyone who sees Noe or Carlos Reyna or has information regarding their whereabouts is urged to call 911.


Updated 11/16/17 to include information that police now believe the father and son are in Mexico.

Relatives Caring for Foster Children Need Help Making Ends Meet

November 2, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to try and find a way to offer longer-term funding to relatives caring for foster children and awaiting state approvals under a new system.

The county’s child welfare agency has pushed hard to find relatives to care for children removed from their parents’ homes after reports of abuse or neglect, aiming to minimize upset and maximize consistency for those kids.

But state reforms instituting new approvals for foster parents require hours of training and multiple interviews before families can receive foster care funding.

The Department of Children and Family Services provides a temporary $400 stipend to relative caregivers for up to three months to try and bridge that gap. But approvals are taking longer, leading Supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl to ask staffers to look at whether monies could be provided beyond the 90-day period.

“In comparison to non-relative foster parents, relatives caring for foster children tend to be older, have lower incomes and be in poorer health,” Solis said. “With a shortage of foster homes, I hope today’s action will give families the financial support to help care for their relatives.”

Foster families — some of whom are asked to take in two or three siblings with little to no warning — praised the move.

“Two years ago, my wife and I decided to try to get custody of my siblings,” said Imrith Martinez, who said the stipend helped him pay for uniforms and school supplies for the three younger children. “The power that you have today to pass this motion can affect a lot of families.”

Susan Abrams of the Children’s Law Center said California’s Continuum of Care Reform had “very serious unintended consequences,” and described relatives calling her office crying and desperate about their inability to take care of their nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

The motion also directed staffers to review how state approvals might be expedited.

“Both are critical to make sure that families are not suffering,” said Elise Weinberg, a policy attorney with the Alliance for Children’s Rights.

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