BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – An Amber Alert out of South Florida was canceled Monday night after a 2-week-old boy was found in Apopka, according to police.
The Coconut Creek Police Department said Joshua Quinteron was taken by his father, 17-year-old Jonathan Garcia, during a domestic dispute.
According to police, witnesses said Garcia was seen hitting and shaking the infant as he ran away.
Police said Garcia took an Uber with the child to Oakland Park. It is not immediately known how Garcia and the child traveled to Apopka.
Nearly two hours after issuing the Amber Alert, Coconut Creek police said Garcia was taken into custody in Apopka. Garcia, who was taken to the Orange County juvenile detention facility, faces charges of kidnapping, child endangerment, domestic battery and simple battery.
Police tweeted that the baby was “preliminarily okay” but would be “checked out at a hospital.”
The child was taken to Advent Health in Apopka, and was later taken home and reunited with his mother and family, police said.
No other details have been released.
Update on last night's #AmberAlert: Jonathan Garcia, our suspect, has been charged kidnapping, child endangerment, domestic battery, & simple battery. At last check, he was still in @OrangeCoSheriff Juvy Detention Facility. Baby is back home safe & sound with his mother & family. pic.twitter.com/yH0VQO2AbB— Coconut Creek Police Department (@CoconutCreekPD) August 4, 2020
Update on our #AmberAlert. Suspect in custody in Apopka, which is outside Orlando. Baby is preliminarily okay. Child will be checked out at hospital.— Coconut Creek Police Department (@CoconutCreekPD) August 4, 2020
We have just issued an #AmberAlert for a missing 19-day-old baby, Joshua Quinteron. His father is the suspect & witnesses say hurt the baby after forcibly removing him from his mother. 954-973-6700 or call 911 if you can help with any info. Father & child last seen in Oakland Pk. pic.twitter.com/pIYfZypWsV— Coconut Creek Police Department (@CoconutCreekPD) August 3, 2020
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