Peoria police believe noncustodial parents involved in toddler’s kidnapping

Nov 22, 2022, 12:02 PM | Updated: 12:13 pm
(Peoria Police Department Photos)...
(Peoria Police Department Photos)
(Peoria Police Department Photos)

PHOENIX – West Valley police are trying to find a toddler they believe was kidnapped by his noncustodial parents.

Eighteen-month-old Zachary Kaman-Moose is a ward of the state.

His mother, 30-year-old Brittany Roberts, allegedly took off with Zachary after a supervised visit near Peoria and 91st avenues around 10:30 a.m. Friday, the Peoria Police Department said.

Roberts fled with the boy in a white truck along with an unidentified woman, police said.

“When officers arrived they learned that a noncustodial parent arrived at the location and had a several-hour visit and then at the end of the visit ended up taking the child,” Officer Kristopher Babros told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Tuesday.

Police said Tuesday that the boy’s biological father, 44-year-old Steven Moose, might also have played a role in the kidnapping.

“While they [detectives] worked all weekend, new leads have come in where the biological father could be involved in this as well,” Babros said.

Roberts is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs around 145 pounds, with short brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt and dark pants.

Moose is described 6 feet, 2 inches and 185 pounds, with short brown hair and blue eyes.

Zachary is about 26 inches tall and weighs 25 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt, dark sweatpants and blue shoes.

Anybody with information about their whereabouts was asked to call Detective Brian Stehli at 623-773-8713 or the Peoria Police Department at 623-773-8311.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Patricia Valencia contributed to this report.

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Peoria police believe noncustodial parents involved in toddler’s kidnapping