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AMBER ALERT Arrest Update

Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:15 AM [RELEASE AT WILL]


The Amber Alert for 2 year old Essence Lovato proved successful in that she was safely located. Special thanks is extended to the Colorado Springs Traffic Management Center on the variable message signs they posted, notifying drivers to be on the look-out for a 2000 Green Honda Accord with a temporary tag.


CSPD also wants to recognize the Colorado Springs Office of the FBI, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children {NCMEC}, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Colorado Information Analysis Center {CIAC} for their tremendous analytical support and assistance in disseminating critical information to the public.


Following the investigation, Tonia Shetina was taken into custody last night and charged with 2nd degree Kidnapping and Motor Vehicle Theft.