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KCSO apprehends woman in child's kidnapping; 2-year-old boy safe

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The Kern County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a woman Wednesday suspected of kidnapping a child.

Metro Patrol deputies were dispatched at 12:12 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a kidnapping in the area of Niles Street and Sterling Road. Deputies learned the mother’s vehicle was stolen with her 2-year-old son in the back, according to the KCSO’s news release.

The suspect was identified as a white woman in her twenties, wearing a white tank top and a gray sweatshirt, according to the news release.

At about 12:30 p.m., deputies went to the area of Di Giorgio and South Fairfax roads and found the woman in the stolen car, attempting to hand the child to a passerby, according to the news release.

Deputies took the woman, who was not named, into custody. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact KCSO at 661-861-3110 or the Secret Witness Line at 661-322-4040.