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Baby and Teen Recovered in Akron From West Chester Amber Alert

For immediate release

Anne Murphy, Public Affairs Officer

Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland, OH
(216) 276-7505

Akron, OH – A short time ago, members of the U.S. Marshals led Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), along with the Akron Police Department, and agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), recovered Sara Herrera, 1, and her mother, Maoly Toscano Hererra, 17.  Additionally, Bayron Tejeda, 22, the father of the baby girl, was arrested.  

Early this morning, an Amber Alert was issued for both Sara Herrera and Maoly Toscano Herrera after they were taken from a foster home located in West Chester, Ohio.  The suspect was believed to be Bayron Tejeda and a warrant for interference with custody was filed. 

Members of the NOVFTF, Akron Police, and Ohio BCI were able to safely locate the two victims at a home in the 300 block of Gibbs Ave. in Akron.  The suspect was arrested at the same location and will be held locally until he can be extradited back to West Chester.   

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Quick work by West Chester Police, the Missing Child Unit in Northern Ohio and the NOVFTF Akron Division along with a far-reaching Amber Alert system led to the safe recovery of these two victims.  The Missing Child Unit of the USMS will continue to support any of our local departments when critically endangered missing children are involved.”

Anyone with information concerning a wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available, and tipsters may remain anonymous. Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.  

The NOVFTF Akron Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies:  The United States Marshals Service, Akron Police Department, Barberton Police Department, Bath Township Police Department, Copley Township Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Fairlawn Police Department, Hudson Police Department, Kent Police Department, New Franklin Police Department, Norton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Reminderville Police Department, Tallmadge Police Department, United States Secret Service, University of Akron Police Department, Wayne County Court of Common Pleas.

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