Amber Alert cancelled, parents no longer wanted

Amber Alert cancelled, parents no longer wanted

YUMA, Ariz.-

Three Yuma children are safe after an Amber Alert issued Wednesday night has been cancelled.

The Yuma Police Department issued the Amber Alert for June, Aiden and Tristan Short. Their parents Alma and Evan Short were given a court order to hand the children over to child protective services and were thought to have violated that court order. After further investigation police say they realized that’s not the case.

“This time we are not looking for the parents we don’t believe there was any criminal actions taken by them at this time,” Yuma Police Department Spokesman Joe Franklin said.

They found the children safe and sound nearly 40 minutes after the Amber Alert was issued.

“We received numerous phone calls from the community we were able to locate the children with their grandparents I believe within 36 minutes,” Franklin said.

Police say all three children have now been turned over to child protective services.

“The children stayed with their grandparents and as of this morning [Thursday] we helped facilitate the custody being turned over to the department of child and safety welfare,” Franklin said.

We talked to child protective services while they could not confirm why the children were taken from their parents. They did confirm that all three children are safe and healthy.





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