The Dodge City Police Department is on the look out for a suspect wanted after a vehicle was stolen that had a three month old child inside the vehicle.
According to DCPD Chief Drew Francis, at 3:55 p.m. on Tuesday, DCPD officers were flagged down near Taco Jalisco on east Wyatt Earp regarding the vehicle and child theft.
"All available law enforcement including Dodge City PD, Ford County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol flooded the area of last known direction of travel," Francis said. "By 4:11 p.m. a PD unit located the vehicle abandoned with the child inside.
"EMS was requested to respond and check out the child and she was medically cleared and returned to her mother." The suspect that fled the area of the theft was described as a Hispanic male with a bald head, wearing a long sleeve dark colored shirt with white pants.
"Witnesses also noted he had spoken with some folks in Spanish at one point," Francis said. "The suspect was traced to the Flying J truck stop in Dodge City where he was last seen."
At press time law enforcement is still searching for the suspect.
If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of this subject please contact Ford County Communications (dispatch) right away at 620-227-4646 or call 911.
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