January 4 , 2015
Vacaville police on Friday arrested a Southern California woman on suspicion of taking her two young children, then fleeing to Northern California with them.
At about 7 p.m., officers received a telephone call from the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, requesting help with a parental child-abduction case.
Sheriffs detectives were working a case in which a parent who was the noncustodial parent refused to return two children after a court-ordered visitation, Vacaville Sgt. Charlie Spruill said in a press release issued Saturday.
He said an investigation showed the parent, Isabel Cristina Warren, 28, described as a transient Norwalk resident, had no intention of returning the children, ages 4 and 7.
Detectives exhausted all leads in Southern California, but the investigation led detectives to believe Warren and the children were in Vacaville.
Detectives then sought an arrest warrant for her, and the two children were entered into the State of California Missing and Unidentified Persons System (MUPS).
L.A. sheriffs notified Vacaville officers that Warren and children were possibly in two separate Vacaville locations.
Detectives from the Vacaville Narcotics Enforcement Team, along with Vacaville patrol officers, conducted surveillance at the two locations, one of which was in the 1900 block of Duxburry Lane.
At 9:07 p.m., Warren was found and taken into custody. The two children were placed into protective custody and released to the custody of Solano County Child Welfare Services, where they await reunification with their custodial parent.
The Vacaville Police Department “viewed the safety of the children as paramount and the case was brought to a safe and successful conclusion based upon interagency cooperation,” said Spruill.