At 5:00 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 an Amber Alert was initiated for 3-year old William Gooden who was believed to have been abducted by his mother, 25-year old, Breana Gooden. They were believed to be in Toronto and after receiving a call to our Tip Line, Breana and William Gooden were located in good health at an address on Bruyeres Muse by Toronto Police.
Criteria for initiating an Amber Alert may include;
The child is under 18 years old
There is a belief that the child has been abducted
There is information available that may help locate the child and/or abductor (example; description of the child, suspect, or vehicle driven by the abductor) and
That the alert be issued within a reasonable amount of time from the moment of the abduction
We would like to thank everyone for their assistance including the Ontario Provincial Police for distributing the Amber Alert, the Toronto Police Service for following up on the information received and all of the community members who called our Tip Line with information.
William was last seen by his guardian at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019 when both he and his mother were dropped off at the Rainbow Mall in downtown Sudbury.
We were contact around midnight, this morning, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by William’s guardian as he had not been returned home.
Officers immediately initiated an investigation and began checking places that Breana is known to visit in Greater Sudbury, as well as, the Greyhound and Northland Bus Stations. Breana does not have access to a vehicle.
At 3:05 a.m., through speaking with an employee at Northland, it was confirmed that the two boarded a bus to Toronto on Monday afternoon. The bus arrived at the Bay Street Station in Toronto at 6:50 p.m. Monday evening.
Once again thank you to everyone who provided information and shared the Amber Alert, this proves that the Alert system works and has resulted in safely locating an abducted child.