Loading…
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeHome
Published: 7/4/2004

Amber alert aids recovery of area boy, 7

A 7-year-old Northwood boy was found apparently unharmed last night in Toledo after Northwood police issued an Amber alert asking for help finding the child.

Lester Wright was located shortly after 10 p.m. by a Toledo police crew who called out to him as he was walking near Raymer Boulevard and Starr Avenue, Northwood police Chief Jerry Hermane said.

His parents had reported him missing about 7 p.m.; a child fitting his description was spotted about 9 p.m. near the 1800 block of Woodville Road, walking toward Toledo.

The boy's young age, that he lacked shoes and a shirt when he disappeared, and that nightfall was approaching were reasons the alert was issued, Chief Hermane said.

The Amber alert is named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl who was abducted in Arlington, Texas, in 1996 and later found slain.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.



Poll