Amber Alert Canceled for 2-Year-Old Boy

Posted on: 12:18 am, October 12, 2012, by , updated on: 08:15am, October 12, 2012

NILES, Ohio — An Amber Alert issued Thursday night for a toddler out of Niles, Ohio, has been canceled.

Ohio Amber Alert tweeted the information at around 5:45 a.m. Friday stating that 2-year-old Michael Babuka had been “recovered and is now safe.”

Police say the boy was found early Friday morning in Lordstown, Ohio, when a Warren police officer spotted the suspect vehicle and pulled it over.

A man, who police believe stole the car that Michael was in Thursday night, was apprehended at the scene.

Michael was returned to his parents.

According to the Niles Police Department, Michael’s father left him sleeping in his silver, four-door, 2007 Chevy Impala at around 11:45 p.m. Thursday night in front of a home at 512 John Street.

He had gone there to pick up another son for visitation.

Minutes later, Michael’s father walked outside and saw his car pulling away with his son still inside.

Niles police say the suspect in custody is not known by Michael’s family.

Fox 8 I-Team reporter Peggy Sinkovich has learned that the suspect has a prior criminal record including auto theft. Police said he had just been “dropped off” in the area when the car was stolen.

The man’s name has not yet been released.

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