An Amber Alert was issued Monday night in Delaware for a 2-year-old boy who was reported missing by his cousin over the weekend, police said.
The alert was issued by the Georgetown Police Department, who has been searching for the boy identified as Cristobal L. Lopez after he was reportedly taken by his mother in violation of a court order.
The toddler boy was last seen July 25 night near South Front Street in Georgetown, Delaware State Police said in a statement. He has been in the custody of his cousin because his mother, 26-year-old Angelina L. Lopez, has an active court order indicating that the boy is to remain in the custody of his cousin.
Details surrounding the active court order were not immediately made available by authorities.
Angelina made arrangements with the cousin, who was not identified by authorities, to come and visit her son July 25 evening. The court order prevents Angelina from having unsupervised visits or unlawful contact with Cristobal, the statement reads.
The morning after, around 5:00 a.m. on July 26, the cousin noticed that Cristobal was missing and possibly taken by Angelina and reported the incident to authorities. Cristobal’s car seat had also been taken from the cousin’s home. A description of the vehicle Angelina may have used to flee with was not provided in the Amber Alert.
“Detectives believe the child may be in imminent danger,” Delaware State Police said.
A felony warrant for breach of release has been issued against the mother and additional charges are pending, according to the police statement.
Police described Cristobal as a Hispanic boy with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blues shoes and a yellow t-shirt.
Angelina was described as Hispanic woman with brown hair and brown eyes as well. She is reportedly 5 feet tall and weighs around 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a long-sleeve black shirt and blue pants.
The department urged anyone with information regarding their whereabouts to call 911 or Georgetown police at 302-856-6613.