January 16, 2016
Source: NBC Los Angeles
Police were searching for a missing 10-year-old boy who they suspect was abducted Friday by his father in Covina, according to a news release.
The alleged abduction was reported around 7:11 p.m near Grand Avenue and Badillo Street, according to a news release from the Covina Police Department.
Officers arrived and spoke with the foster parent of the boy who said he was not returned after a court-ordered visit with his biological father, according to the news release.
The foster mother said she met the father at a McDonalds in the 100 block of N. Grand Avenue around 2:30 p.m. for a 4-hour unmonitored visit. When the boy was not returned at the agreed time, the foster mother contacted police, according to the news release.
The boy, Michael Stevens, is 5 foot 1 inches tall, weighs 133 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue striped shirt over a white t-shirt, and gray zippered hooded sweatshirt, with blue and white NIKE shoes, according to the news release.
The father, Michael Joseph Stevens, is 49. He is 5 foot 9 inches tall, weights 180 pounds, has black receding hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue and white button down shirt over a white t-shirt and a dark colored baseball hat, according to a news release.
Michael Joseph Stevens has been known to drive a gray 2006 Toyota Tundra with an unknown license plate number. He is also known to drive a blue 1997 Mercedes with California license plate number 6TRE078, or a 1997 Saab 900 with Nevada license plate number Lic#982WDC. His last known address is in San Bernardino and the biological mother resides in Nevada, according to the news release.
Anyone with information was asked to call the Covina Police Department at 626-384-5808.
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