Friday, April 22, 2016

After abducting 4-year-old daughter, non-custodial dad crashes car injuring them both (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Dad is identified as MARIO RODRIGUES.

Father, daughter hurt in crash following Amber alert
Father in custody after child was taken from her mother’s home early this morning.

York Regional Police Police say the girl's father, Mario Rodrigues, 35, of Toronto, is now in custody.

By: Evelyn Kwong Staff Reporter, Published on Mon Apr 18 2016

A four-year-old girl and her father have been taken to hospital after a rollover that ended a province-wide search for the child early Monday.

The suspect vehicle was located after Ontario Provincial Police spotted a van travelling in the Bancroft area.

After several attempts to stop it, the van rounded a curve and rolled over, according to preliminary information from the provincial Special Investigations Unit.

The SIU is now investigating the crash. Police said the girl was trapped in the van, and was airlifted to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Mario Rodrigues was taken into police custody and also taken to hospital, York Regional Police Const. Andy Pattenden said.

An Amber alert had been issued this morning after police in York Region said the girl was taken from her mother’s home in Aurora around 4:20 a.m.

Police were seeking Rodrigues, of Toronto, who was reportedly seen driving away from the house in a silver Toyota minivan.

The SIU is a civilian agency that investigates incidents involving police that result in death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.