Pueblo on high alert as mother and son are being searched for after car found on Cypress in Pueblo

By Jenny Paulson – Pueblo is on high alert this afternoon with an amber alert breaking saying a mother and her one year old son are missing after allegedly being kidnapped by her ex boyfriend (the said father). They were last seen near Pueblo in a video near where the vehicle was abandoned at 1741 Cypress, according to the latest reports.

Police in the late afternoon were canvassing the area. Scanner reports say they looked at video for the safety of the mother, son and ex boyfriend and are trying to find them. They identified what clothing they are wearing.

Picture of suspect

Police in Adams County believe that 26-year-old Samantha Adams and her son Zahid were taken from the Commerce City at around 11:30 a.m today and say they are from Pueblo.

Dan Wall of Pueblo’s Scanner alert reported that it sounded like they were in Pueblo this early afternoon, saying on his facebook page, “Kidnapping suspect in gray primer sedan (plate EVW410) came into Pueblo from I-25 followed by a yellow Mustang. Probably in Pueblo by now. There is some kind of chase going on right now.”

Later at about 2:30 pm he reported to me, “They are all at Walmart on Dillon Dr and hopefully, they get him. He must be some where around there somewhere behind Tinsletown.”

Social media apparently started saying they heard that the vehicle was found but not the mother and daughter, however at about 3 pm, Adams County twittered “the vehicle was NOT found” and that the vehicle may be traveling on I-25. But just before that the CPD had twittered the vehicle WAS found, leaving confusion.

Then later in the afternoon Adams County reported the vehicle was found at 1741 Cypress and police are said to be canvassing the area. A bomb squad vehicle showed up at the fairgrounds at about the same time and not sure they are related but Dan Wall of the Pueblo Scanner alert page said

“They just reviewed video of all three of them getting out of a car in the alley off of Stone/Cyprus.” They are concentrating on looking for them inside the fair.”

At about 4:30 police are said to have been hauling the vehicle away, found in the alley. “They got surveillance video from the back side of a home on Stone or Cypress to ensure everyone involved got out of the car and update the clothing descriptions,” Wall reported.

The missing woman was allegedly kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend Maurico Venzo-Gonzalez who is 22 years old, 5’6, black hair, brown eyes, hispanic, about 130 pounds, believed to have been driving the car.

At about 5 pm this press release came out – PPD UPDATE ON AMBER ALERT Law Enforcement have located the abandoned primer gray vehicle near Cypress and Lakeview in Pueblo. The vehicle was involved in a kidnapping that occurred early today in Adams County. We are asking for the publics assistance to be on the lookout for the adult male suspect, Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez described as a 22 year old Hispanic, 5ft6, 129 lbs, brown eyes, black hair, with tattoos on both legs. He was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt with lighter colored pants or shorts. The 26 year old female, Samantha Adams was last seen wearing a white shirt and described as Hispanic, 5ft6, 160lbs, brown eyes, and dark hair. The child, Zayed Adams is a 1 year old boy who was last seen wearing a red shirt with black shirts with brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information please call 911. ###

UPDATE – “LET’S COME TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY AND FIND THIS MOTHER AND LITTLE BOY” BEFORE THEY MAY BE HARMED – THIS EVENINGS PRESS CONFERENCE BY ADAMS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT – At 3:45 vehicle recovered in Pueblo behind St Mary Corwin – police, state patrol and the FBI are canvassing area now, knocking on doors of homes and businesses. Believed to be armed with a gun, considered to be dangerous. Police are not answering anything related to the criminal nature of this case. She was his ex girlfriend and they had one son together. They may have left Pueblo and could be heading to Trinidad. His picture has been released and he may have shaved his head. Samantha on right wrist has a cancer surviving tattoo and a butterfly. Spokesperson said tips from Pueblo have been helpful with cooperation between multiple agencies to get what was happening and find the abandoned car. If you see them call 911 be wary, he may have a gun

EVENING RELEASE FROM PPD –  Adams (26) who is Hispanic, 5’ 6”, 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Also kidnapped was Zahid Adams, a one-year-old child with brown hair and brown eyes. The suspect, Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez (22), is described as 5’ 6”, 129 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and has tattoos on both legs. The suspect vehicle was pursued into Pueblo by Colorado State Patrol and later found abandoned in the 1700 block of Cypress. Venzor-Gonzales has two warrants for his arrest. A Burglary warrant or $50,000 and a Failure to Appear warrant for $1,000.

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#### SHARE, FORWARD AND HELP OUR COMMUNITY FIND THE MOTHER, SON AND SUSPECT STILL MISSING FROM AUGUST 31 – The Adams County Sheriff’s Department said in the morning of Sept 1 that they have no leads and they need the public’s help on locating a young woman Samantha Adams, and her one year old son, Zahid Adams. The Department is admitted on Twitter that there was a lot of confusion released to the public yesterday about this case yesterday, including that at first some reports said it was a daughter and the name of the boy was misspelled as “Zayed” in their press releases” and it is spelled Zahid.
 
Also on Twitter yesterday, which we screen shot it for the public and included in our stories, the State Patrol announced, and then an Amber Alert followed issuing an alert at about 2:45, that the vehicle the suspect Mauricio Venzor-Gonzalez, 22, was driving yesterday from Commerce City to Pueblo was found, but it wasn’t found until 3:45 in an alley in the 1700 block of Cypress Street in Pueblo. Gonzales reportedly kidnapped his ex girlfriend and his child at gunpoint in Commerce City and drove to Pueblo. The first and second Amber Alert went to smart phones and the case was blasted throughout Facebook, including to a scanner alert Facebook page managed by Dan Wall, who helped us out and messaged me as the case progressed so we could help try to correct some of the confusion and misreports.
 
Apparently the police tracked him around town by accessing the gps of his phone and text messages, so they canvassed Pueblo yesterday, first on the North Side by the movie theater then at Walmart (we know this from a Facebook post of someone who posted saying he was surrounded by police acting like a swat team), grilling anyone that looked like the suspect, heading then to the Fairgrounds and to near Mary Corwin Hospital where they finally found the car, which was towed away at about 4 pm for evidence.
 
According to Dan Wall, a neighbor there had video cameras in the alley and police quickly identified that the three had been in the alley, had gotten out of the vehicle that had been broadcasted all over social and mainstream media, and were able to release just what clothes they were wearing at the time. Because of the confusion, we followed the case closely with the help of Wall, who manages a local scanner alert page on Facebook, who provided Southern Colorado Independent, with what looks to be more correct information than the mainstream media and officials, which I released on my FB pages to the minute yesterday until scanners became almost silent heading into the early evening. Because of the scanner information, we were able to alert the public through social media and at www.SouthernColoradoIndependent.com that the had not been located, and then when and where it was to try to get the public’s assistance in this case.
 
Unfortunately detectives with the PPD and the FBI, who stayed up all night trying to find the missing persons, are continuing to work this case hard, but have not yet found the mother and son and don’t have any good leads as to where they may be. Police fear the suspect may have been heading south last night on I-25 towards Trinidad, however they could still be in Pueblo. The Pueblo Police Department is asking that anyone with information call 911 and Adams County is saying they can call them at 720-322-1313. They say to be wary of the suspect, that he may be armed and dangerous (he is said to have held the two at gunpoint when he kidnapped them) and that he may have shaved his head making it harder to identify him. Adams (26), who is Hispanic, 5’ 6”, 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes and has a cancer survivor and butterfly tattoo. The suspect is described as 5’ 6”, 129 pounds, black hair, brown eyes and has tattoos on both legs. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.
 
Please help Pueblo!
 
Jenny Paulson is a journalist and publisher of www.SouthernColoradoIndependent.com. See the website for past stories and facebook pages in the comments section for how the story progressed on August 31. Attached is a most recently released picture of the suspect and of the mother and son.
Vehicle that was found in Pueblo in an alley on Cypress

 

If you know anything about this case , or those involved,or sight this car immediately call (720) 322-1313.

Story by Jenny Paulson, publisher of www.SouthernColoradoIndependent.com 

 

Southern Colorado Independent Magazine publisher Jenny Paulson is a 20 year veteran niche magazine publisher, an independent journalist, photographer, publisher, blogger, activist, world traveler and a proud mom. She has worked as a political activist, for a lobbyist, a pr firm, the governor and for a representative in Washington DC. She has lived in her home of Pueblo, CO ten years.

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Southern Colorado Independent Magazine publisher Jenny Paulson is a 20 year veteran niche magazine publisher, an independent journalist, photographer, publisher, blogger, activist, world traveler and a proud mom. She has worked as a political activist, for a lobbyist, a pr firm, the governor and for a representative in Washington DC. She has lived in her home of Pueblo, CO ten years.
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