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Turlock woman arrested for parental kidnapping

A Turlock woman is facing kidnapping charges after she took her daughter from a family gathering.

The suspect, Alisha Gonzalez, 26, is the mother of the young child, but does not have legal custody according to the Turlock Police Department.

The incident began shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday when Gonzalez arrived at a home in the 600 block of Geer Road where the child was visiting with family.

Gonzalez put the child into the backseat of her vehicle, but before she could drive away, an adult relative got into the car so that Gonzalez could not leave alone with the child.

At some point Gonzalez pushed the adult out of the car, according to the police department.

Information of the kidnapping was broadcasted to multiple nearby agencies, including the California Highway Patrol, which issued an Endangered Missing Advisory Alert.

Gonzalez and the child were eventually located in her Nissan Murano early Monday morning at Lake Don Pedro.

Gonzalez barricaded herself in the vehicle with the child and was eventually taken into custody by deputies from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office.

The child was located in the backseat of the vehicle and was unharmed.

Gonzalez was booked in the Stanislaus County Jail for child concealment and kidnapping.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Officer Phillip Kauffman at (209) 656-3155.