Pittsburg Man Arrested After Abducting 3-year-old Boy at Milpitas Library

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On Friday, June 5, 2015 at approximately 10:41 A.M., the Milpitas Police Department received a report of a missing child from the public library, located at 160 North Main Street. Officers arrived within a minute of the call and searched the library for the missing child, but they could not locate him.

Milpitas Police received information the child was seen walking with an African American male approximately 25 years old and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and carrying a tan colored backpack prior to him being reported missing.

At approximately 11:35 A.M., the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office advised one of their bus drivers believes the suspect and missing child were on his coach and they were arriving at the Fremont BART Station.

The Fremont Police Department was requested to respond to the BART Station and check the bus for the suspect. Fremont Police Officers located the bus at 11:40 A.M. and contacted the suspect, later identified as Alfonso David Edington, 23 of Pittsburg, as he exited the bus with the child in his arms.

A Fremont Police Officer pried the child away from Edington, who briefly struggled with the officers before being taken into custody.

The missing child appears to be unharmed and has been reunited with his family.

The suspect is now in Milpitas Police Department custody and detectives are beginning their investigation into this suspect and today’s events.

Anyone with any information regarding this abduction or who may have been present at the library is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp

Source:
http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/_pdfs/MpdPressRelease/2015/PD_PR_15-156-065.pdf