Sacto 9-1-1
August 17, 2013
Amber Alert called off, children recovered in Sacramento

Lillyanna_Ramires.jpgBy Richard Chang
rchang@sacbee.com

The Amber Alert for two missing girls out of Elko, Nev. has been canceled after the girls' mother turned them over to police, authorities announced this morning.

The California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for the children, Lillyanna Ramirez, 9, and Martin Angel Rosales II, 3, after they were reported missing by the Elko, Nev. Police Department. The children were believed to be with Martin Cisneras Rosales, 33, and Amber Schenck, 29.

Schenck, the mother of the two youngsters, surrendered to a Sacramento police officer at the 400 block of Richards Boulevard early today, according to department spokesman Doug Morse. The children were with her and were taken into protective custody. Rosales, who is the father of the 3-year-old boy, was not with the others and his whereabouts remain unknown.

Martin_Rosales.jpgAuthorities began their search after Elko police discovered that Rosales and Schenck had absconded with the children, who are in the custody of Child and Family Services in Elko.

"We are going to pursue criminal charges against the suspects, but currently we have no warrants" for their arrests, said Elko police Capt. Will Lehmann. "They have a history of domestic violence and substance abuse."

Because there are no arrest warrants, Schlenck was not taken into custody.

Call The Bee's Richard Chang, (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter @RichardYChang.

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