ATTENTION MEDIA AND LAW ENFORCEMENT: CORRECTION
| There is NO SUCH THING as a "National AMBER Alert." This confuses everyone as they think there is one button in Washington to activate the nation. We have been trying to educate the media for years there is no such thing. There are "Multi-State" Activations, but never a "National AMBER Alert." Currently, there is national press coverage of the Nevada AMBER Alert. In this case there are only two states, Nevada, and then at the request of Nevada --California, that have activated. |
Robert Hoever, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Update with more information:
10/18 - 7:30 a.m. - As reported in the Associated Press, for the first time in the history of Nevada AMBER Alert,a child abduction emanating from the state of Nevada has become a National AMBER Alert.
First Name: Cole
Last Name: Puffinburger
Age: 6 years old
Height: 3' 11"
Weight: 48 pounds
Shirt/Blouse: black, John Cena Sweatshirt
Pants: dark jeans
Shoes: black Vans tennis shoes
Other Features: silver-rimmed glasses
Date/Time of Disappearance: 10/15/08 - 7:15 a.m.
Number of Suspects: 3 males, all speak with Hispanic accent
Description of 1 male suspect:
Height: 5' 7"
Hair: black, shoulder length hair, slicked back
Shirt/Blouse: white t-shirt
Pants: blue jeans
Make: Dodge Pickup
License Plate: KA6251
Amber Alert Nevada Government
LVMPD earlier this morning reported that a 6-year-old boy was kidnapped this morning from a home near Hollywood and Lake Mead during a robbery around 7:15 a.m.I hope and pray this child is found safe!
Police say two men, described as Hispanic, took Cole Puffinburger. The boy was wearing a black John Cena sweatshirt, dark jeans and black Vans tennis shoes. He has blond hair and blue eyes and was wearing silver-rimmed glasses. He is 3'11" tall and weighs around 48 pounds.
According to police, the two suspects knocked on the door and indicated they were police however once inside they tied up the boy's mother and her male friend and began looking for money in the home. Police say they took the boy when no money was found.
The reason why there was no AMBER Alert Activation until just before Noon, was LVMPD had no descriptions to give. However, we now have one description of the three Hispanic males who are now suspects, all of whom speak with a Hispanic accent.
One of the suspects have black shoulder length hair slicked back, in his early 30's, 5'7" and 150 pounds. Last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
Contact: Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD)
Phone #: (702) 828-3111 TTY-(702) 828-3111