UPDATED 8/21/10 – A woman who sparked an Amber Alert when she abducted her son has been arrested after turning herself into Georgetown Police. Police say 26 year old Angelina Lopez was originally charged with child abuse in June and was issued a no-contact order with her son and permitted supervised visitation. On July 26 she left a relative’s home with her 2 year old son who was later found in Pasadena, California. Police say 26 year old Angelina Lopez was arrested on August 19th and charged with felony non-compliance with bond conditions. She is being held at Baylor Correctional Institution in default of a $50,000 cash bond.
UPDATED 8/8/20 – A 2-year-old Georgetown boy has been found safe after an Amber Alert was issued for his abduction on July 27, 2020.
Georgetown Detectives, with assistance from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, have located 2-year-old Cristobal Lopez. Cristobal Lopez was last seen on July 25, 2020, on South Front Street in Georgetown, while in the custody of a family member. Cristobal Lopez was placed in the care of a family member after his mother-Angelina Lopez was charged with child abuse on June 5, 2020. Angelina was limited to supervised visitation with Cristobal and had arranged to stay at her cousin’s house overnight on July 25, 2020. On Sunday, July 26, 2020, the cousin had discovered that Angelina had abducted Cristobal.
Through the investigation, Georgetown Detectives, in collaboration with multiple law enforcement agencies, discovered that Cristobal had been transported from Delaware to California. On August 7, 2020, at the request of Georgetown Police, Pasadena Police Department Detectives executed a search warrant at a residence on the 600 block of Los Robles Ave. in Pasadena, California. Pasadena Detectives located Cristobal safely inside the residence.
Angelina Lopez has not been located, and this investigation remains active. Angelina Lopez currently has an active warrant for felony breach of release by the Georgetown Police Department.
The Georgetown Police Department would like to thank the following law enforcement agencies for their support in locating and recovering Cristobal Lopez-
Delaware State Police, Delaware Capitol Police, Delaware Department of Justice, Homeland Security Investigations (Delaware Office), National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Police, West Palm Beach Police, F.B.I. Baltimore-Wilmington Field Office, and the Pasadena Police Department.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Angelina Lopez should call 911 immediately. Information and inquiries should be referred to the Georgetown Public Information Officer, Detective Joseph Melvin at 302-856-6613. Citizens may also call Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com
On Monday, July 27, 2020, the Georgetown Police Department is actively searching for a missing child, 2-year-old CRISTOBAL L. LOPEZ. The Georgetown Police Department received information today that Cristobal has been missing since sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday morning. The preliminary investigation has determined that Cristobal was last seen on the evening of July 25, 2020, in the unit block of South Front Street, Georgetown, while in the custody of the child’s cousin. On Sunday, July 26, 2020 at approximately 5:00 a.m. the cousin discovered that Cristobal had been taken by his mother 26-year-old ANGELINA L. LOPEZ of Seaford, DE. Angelina had made arrangements to stay at her cousin’s house for the evening to visit with her child. Angelina has an active court order indicating that the child is to remain in the custody of the cousin and Angelina is to have no unlawful contact or unsupervised visits with Cristobal.
Cristobal is a two-year old white, Hispanic male child with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blues shoes and a yellow t-shirt.
Angelina is a white Hispanic female, 5’00” tall, 150 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a long sleeve black shirt and blue pants. It was discovered that Angelina took a black and light blue car seat from the cousin’s residence.
Detectives believe the child may be in imminent danger. There is no vehicle information at this time.
An active felony warrant for breach of release for Angelina is currently being obtained by the Georgetown Police Department with further charges pending.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts should call 911 immediately. Information and inquiries should be referred to the Georgetown Public Information Officer, Detective Joseph Melvin at 302-856-6613. Citizens may also call Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com