Sheriff: Charges filed against woman who took 2-year-old cousin on drug run, sparking Amber Alert

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GREEN, OH - A 2-year-old boy was found safe Friday evening, after an Amber Alert sparked a county-wide search.

Solmon Thompson's cousin (who was originally reported to be his aunt), 27-year-old Olivia Remenyi, got permission from his mother to take him to the store with her Friday. When the pair failed to show up hours later, the mother contacted the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. They began a search of the area with deputies, detectives, and the assistance of the Akron Police Department.

At around 9:00 p.m., the child was found at a suspected drug house. Remenyi had left him  on the porch and fled the scene on foot. She was caught after a short chase. The child was treated and evaluated on the scene by Akron Fire and released to his parents.

Officials say, during questioning, Remenyi, who has a history of psychotic episodes and drug use, admitted that she took the child longer than permitted by his mother and also said that she and a friend took the boy to six different locations in order to buy drugs. Police tell Fox 8 that she consumed crack cocaine in the presence of the child and at the last house, she used drugs and left the child on the porch.

Sheriff Steve Barry commented, “This was an entire agency effort with wonderful results. I am very proud of our agency. Thanks to their determination to quickly follow every lead and evaluate any and all information, this child was found safe and the suspect was apprehended.”

She is currently in the Summit County jail, charged with kidnapping and child endangering.


Green, Ohio