AMBER ALERT CANCELLED: Suspect located in Merritt, child safe say police
The Amber Alert issued Monday was cancelled after suspect, David Lyle, was located and arrested.
The child and her father were located in Merritt by an RCMP officer shortly after 1:30 p.m. said Delta Police in a media statement.
“The suspect was taken into custody without incident; pending the outcome of the investigation he will face several charges,” the statement went on to read.
“The child is safe and well and in police custody until she can be reunited with her mother.
Delta Police said this was another example of the success of the Amber Alert Program.
“Delta Police would like to thank our police partners, particularly the BC RCMP, members of the media, and the public for their diligence and assistance in getting the details of the Amber Alert out so quickly.”
It is expected father David Lyle will be facing charges after he was arrested without incident.
According to police, the child and her mother were at a home in Tsawwassen when the father showed up.
Following a dispute, the father then took the child and her mother immediately called the police.
AMBER ALERT: Police on the lookout after 18-month-old girl allegedly abducted by father in Delta
Delta police have issued an Amber Alert for 18-month-old Alycia Lyle Monday.
It is believed Alycia Lyle, said to also be identified as Alycia Lyle Valdes, was taken from her home by father, David Lyle, at 10:20 a.m. Monday.
Police say David Harold Gordon Lyle is driving a red 2014 Ford Escape with Alberta licence plate BMX5704.
Alysha is described as Caucasian, 1’11”, weighing 40 pounds, with blue eyes, blonde hair and pierced ears.
She was last seen wearing patterned stockings, denim skirt and a pink shirt.
The suspect, 31-year-old David Harold Gordon Lyle, is described as Caucasian, 5’6”, weighing 160 pounds, with brown eyes and short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt.
Police say the girl was abducted after a custody dispute between the parents.
Anyone with information in this Amber Alert is urged to call 911 immediately.