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Amber Alert Canceled: Antioch Girl, 7, Found Safe

Kidnapping suspect in custody

Update by Bay City News
Police arrested a 43-year-old Antioch man in connection with the armed abduction of 7-year-old Natalie Calvo in Antioch on Friday night.
      
At about 6:45 p.m., the suspect, later  identified as David Allen Douglas, abducted the 7-year-old girl from in front of her home in the 3800 block of Hummingbird Drive, according to police.
      
The preliminary investigation revealed that Douglas had followed Natalie and her mother to their residence from a nearby Walmart, kidnapping the young girl just after she arrived home, police said. 
      
A description of the suspect and the suspect vehicle, a gold 1990s four-door Toyota Camry, was obtained and an Amber Alert was initiated for Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, Solano and San Joaquin counties, according to the California Highway Patrol.
      
The suspect had been described as a Filipino man between 40 and 50 years old, wearing a black beanie and possibly armed with a black rifle, the CHP said.
      
Investigators followed up on leads and were able to identify Douglas as the suspect. Officers found his vehicle in the parking lot of the Antioch Marina later in the night. 
      
Douglas was inside the car with Natalie when police found the vehicle. He was taken into custody and Natalie was brought to safety without Incident, police said.
      
According to police, Natalie had no apparent injuries and was promptly reunited with her family. 
      
Police are continuing to investigate the abduction.
      
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Joannides with the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6931.
A. K. January 05, 2014 at 01:42 PM
To the Editor, Ms. Hickman: You may want to consider editing this posting to remove the victim's name and photograph. The girl has since been found and her identity has been removed from prior KTVU postings as she may be the victim of sexual assault. A link to that article is here: http://m.ktvu.com/news/news/crime-law/amber-alert-7-year-old-girl-kidnapped-antioch/nccLW/
Tom Davidson January 06, 2014 at 01:01 AM
Part of protecting the young girl isn't announcing to people (who may not have even thought about it without your heads up ) what may have happened to her. ESPECIALLY if it may not gave even happened. Thank you so much for the hint. Perhaps some people would prefer not to know....
A. K. January 06, 2014 at 02:48 AM
Thank you, Tom, for your insight. If you are among those who prefer "not to know" might I suggest refraining from reading articles about cancelled Amber Alerts?
Tom Davidson January 06, 2014 at 03:34 PM
Actually, AK, I wasn't concerned for myself, as I have people such as you protecting me. Please, continue to spread the word about others, though. The world will be a more somber place.

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