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Glendale Police find 3 missing children safe, mother arrested

Glendale Police requested the public’s assistance while searching for three children missing from an apartment complex at 6525 W. Montebello Avenue on Saturday. Just after 10 p.m., the department announced the children were found and are safe.

A mother left an 8-year-old boy, 4-year-old girl and 2-year-old girl at her apartment around noon while she ran an errand, but all were missing when she returned. There was no evidence of forced entry into the home.

The mother was arrested on outstanding warrants and could face child neglect charges, police said.

The Department of Children’s Services took the children into custody.

Officer Tracey Breeden, spokeswoman for Glendale Police, earlier told KTAR that police confirmed the mother’s story. She added that the father of the two girls and the father of boy are on scene and not suspects. One of the men lives with the children, Breeden said.

At a late-night briefing, police said family members found the children alone and took them while trying to get in touch with the mother.

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