A kidnapping victim who called another woman for help at a convenience store was rescued early Sunday after police located her and her daughter at an Otay Mesa hotel.
Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for the woman, Bianca Alvarado, and the child, Ella, 18 months, who were allegedly kidnapped by the girl’s father, Jason Gasca, in Pico Rivera. The California Highway Patrol activated the notification on his behalf Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The suspect and the mother and daughter ended up at a 7-Eleven store on Siempre Viva Road near the port of entry in Otay Mesa, OnScene.TV reported.
The witness called police after Alvarado, 24, told her she had been kidnapped. Authorities began searching the area at that time and notified border officials.
Meanwhile, employees at the Quality Suites San Diego on Otay Center Drive, thanks to an Amber Alert, noticed the suspect’s name after he checked in with the woman and baby. They also located the suspect’s car, a black Nissan Sentra, parked on their lot.
San Diego Police surrounded the hotel and observed the occupants from a window before urging the suspect to surrender. Gaska, 25, complied and officers arrested him.
The mother complained of headaches and was taken to a local hospital. Police took the child to their substation to await the arrival of law enforcement officials from Los Angeles.
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