Update: Amber Alert rescinded for missing Vernon teen
By Richard Rolke, Vernon Morning Star
Police report that a Vernon girl has been found.
Breeze Boden, 15, was reported as abducted during the early morning hours of Monday.
"She was located in Delta and the amber alert has been cancelled," said Gord Molendyk, with the Vernon RCMP. "Everyone is OK."
More details will be issued by the Delta police.
The first story follows:
BC RCMP issued an Amber Alert for a 15-year-old Vernon teen late Sunday night.
RCMP say Breeze Boden, 15, was allegedly abducted by her father.
The two are believed to be travelling in a 1999 Ford Windstar with BC plates 348 NFG.
Boden is described at Caucasian, 5'5", 110 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a green velour housecoat.
RCMP request you call 911 and not approach the pair if spotted.
What is an Amber Alert?
From the RCMP BC Amber Alert website:
When Is an AMBER Alert Activated?
AMBER Alert is intended only for the most serious, time-critical child abduction cases. It is not intended for cases involving parental abductions, except in life-threatening situations. AMBER Alert can be used in any abduction that meets the criteria regardless of what relation the abductor has with the victim.
AMBER Alert is only activated by authorized users within law enforcement agencies. ALL of following conditions must be met before activating an AMBER Alert:
• The victim is under the age of 18
• Police have reasonable grounds to believe that the victim has been abducted
• Police have reasonable grounds to believe the victim is in imminent danger
• Police have obtained enough descriptive information about the victim, abductor and/or the vehicle involved
• Police believe that the alert can be issued in a time frame that will provide a reasonable expectation that the child can be returned or the abductor apprehended
How Does It Work?
The RCMP follow an established protocol to activate the alert, using a specially designed web application that notifies participating partners to immediately:
• display Amber Alert information on electronic highway signs to the travelling public,
• interrupt radio and television programming to broadcast Amber Alert information as a public service, without commercial endorsement,
• send free text messages to Wireless Amber Alerts subscribers who are in BC at the time, and
• disseminate Amber Alert information to their field personnel, colleagues or via their web sites.
The duration of an alert will depend on the circumstances surrounding the abduction and will vary from one incident to the next.