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AMBER ALERT: Mother charged after children located near Edson, AB

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
July 30th, 2023

Surrey RCMP said Sunday that charges are pending after two children in an AMBER Alert were located Saturday evening just outside of the town of Edson, Alberta.

“This morning, 45-year-old Verity Bolton was charged with two counts of Abduction in contravention of a custody order and 53-year-old Abraxas Scherbing-Glazov was charged with two counts of Abduction of a person under the age of 14,” the Surrey RCMP said in a media release.

“Verity Bolton and Abraxas Glazov remain in custody in Alberta awaiting their next court appearance.”

The charges resulting through investigative efforts allowed for the safe recovery of the two children, 10-year-old Joshuah Bolton and 8-year-old Aurora Bolton, who were subjects of a recent AMBER Alert, were located Saturday evening in rural property in Alberta.

Surrey RCMP said the Alberta RCMP Emergency Response Team was engaged, as our top priority was to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

“On July 29, 2023, at approximately 7:20 p.m., the team entered the property where they located the two children and three adults,” Surrey RCMP said.

“Verity Bolton and Abraxas Glazov were arrested and the third adult was detained. The children were taken to their father who was waiting with investigators at a nearby Detachment in Alberta.”

RCMP said the property they were on was secured for a full search to be conducted today. 

During the 11-day Amber Alert activation, Surrey RCMP said that 435 tips were received, from all over British Columbia, Alberta and even as far away as New Brunswick.

“In each instance, local police were engaged and assisted in following up on the information,” Surrey RCMP said.

“Our investigators remained open to all possibilities at every stage of the Amber Alert, and worked diligently around the clock to advance the investigation and bring these children home safely.”

Surrey RCMP received invaluable assistance from our policing partners in Alberta, who stepped in to provide support without hesitation. We are deeply grateful to the Edson RCMP, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit, Alberta RCMP Emergency Response Team, and RCMP Air Services. Their combined efforts played a vital role in helping us safely locate and recover the children.

“We sincerely appreciate the assistance from the public, media, and other policing and community partners, who all played an important role in this investigation,” Surrey RCMP said.

“We recognize that many people have been following this investigation closely since the AMBER Alert was issued and that there are many questions. However, we are limited to the details that we can provide as this matter is now before the courts.”

Surrey RCMP said the children have been reunited with their family, who are extremely grateful. 

“This is the outcome we have all been hoping for, and it is the direct result of the hard work and perseverance of the investigative team.”

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