From left to right, Jason Dalrymple, Liam Bellamy, Myra Bellamy, Dawn Bellamy.
UPDATED: 4:45 p.m.
BC RCMP have stood down the Amber Alert issued this morning after an alleged parental abduction has ended peacefully, with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) locating the family safely.
The Amber Alert was issued at 12:15 pm on Saturday after Fort St John RCMP believed that Jason Dalrymple has taken Dawn Bellamy and her two children against their will.
Police stated that they may be in danger while in his presence. Indications were that the suspect was heading east, possibly to Ontario.
Information was sent to police in neighboring jurisdictions across the country, who also began their own search efforts.
By 3:30pm PT (6:30pm ET), the OPP confirmed that they had located the vehicle and the four individuals in Kenora, Ontario, just east of Manitoba.
RCMP stated in their press release that the man was taken into custody. The mother and her two children are safe and receiving support.
“We would like to thank our law enforcement partners in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario who where instrumental in finding everyone so quickly. They extended the Amber Alert in their provinces, followed up on TIPS and conducted searches,” Sergeant Chris Manseau shared in the release.
“We would also like to thank the media for getting the information out about the Amber Alert so quickly. In addition, we want to thank the public for engaging and sharing the information on their social media feeds with others across Canada.”
Charges are pending as the suspect remains in custody. The investigation is active and ongoing and the Fort St. John RCMP will work with the OPP to further the investigation.
ORIGINAL: 12:25 p.m.
Mounties in British Columbia say an Amber Alert has been activated as they search for a four-year-old child and his baby sister who were allegedly abducted on Thursday.
They say Liam Bellamy and his 10-month-old sister Myra went missing from the Fort St. John area and their father Jason Dalrymple is the suspect.
“Fort St. John RCMP has grounds to believe that Jason Dalrymple has taken Dawn Bellamy and her two children against their will from their residence in Fort St John and that they are in danger while in his presence,” the BC RCMP said in a press release.
“The suspect is believed to be headed east, possibly to Ontario,”
Police say they may be traveling in a 2004 olive green Jeep Grand Cherokee with the license plate HT1 84A.
Liam is described as having short, dark brown hair with brown eyes, while his baby sister Myra has very light hair with blue-hazel eyes.
Police say their 36-year-old father is balding and often wears hats or toques, and he has a mustache or goatee that’s light brown and reddish in colour.
The children’s mother, 23-year old Dawn Bellamy, is described as being Indigenous with dark brown hair, brown eyes and potentially wearing blue glasses.
Police are asking the public to call 911 if they see the children or the suspect.
They say he should not be approached.
The alert was sent out to smartphones across British Columbia Saturday afternoon – the second time such a function has been used in BC