Mother, grandmother arrested in SoCal after allegedly kidnapping baby at knifepoint

California

UPDATE: The AMBER Alert issued for a one-year-old being abducted near Paso Robles has been deactivated. He was found safe and suspects were taken into custody.

PASO ROBLES, California – A 1-year-old was found safe after an AMBER Alert asked for the public’s help in locating the child police said mother kidnapped him from Child Welfare Service Worker.

Paso Robles Police Sgt. Tod Rehner said around 9:15 23-year-old Rashawna Bullock was at a visitation meeting with her 1-year-old Namaste Dix, when she pulled out a knife, told the Child Service Welfare Worker to give her his phone.

When the worker refused, Bullock allegedly took off with the son. Police said she got into a Jeep Cherokee driven by Rashawna’s mother Serbina and drove away.

The counties that were asked to be on alert include San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, San Benito, Monterey, Santa Cruz, and Alameda.

Police were able to locate the Jeep about an hour later in Calabasas. Both women were taken into custody and the child will be returned to San Luis Obispo Child Welfare Services.

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