UPDATE: NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE, Dec. 6, 2011, 5:56 a.m.
Several hours after police released the information below, they canceled their Amber Alert regarding this family. According to Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department:
“The suspect and the children have been located in El Dorado County. The children are good and we are working on getting mom back with her children. Thank you all for your help getting the word out.“
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE, Dec. 5, 2011, 8:01 p.m.
Police have issued an “Amber Alert” for three young children they believe were abducted from a Cummins Way home by their father.
Full details weren’t immediately available, but according to media reports, suspect Dmitriy V. Gerasimov, 30, may have taken the children on Saturday after a domestic violence incident. He may have claimed to have a plan ready, and may have said he was taking the children because their mother would not take him back.
A judge has reportedly issued a protective order against Gerasimov, but he has yet to be served.
He was last seen in a black Mercedes 300 SE, with a California license plate number 6THU701.
The children believed to be with him are:
Alisa Gerasimov, age 4, 3′ 3″ tall, 55 pounds, with brown hair and eyes;
Valeriy Gerasimov, age 2, 3′ tall, 30 pounds, with brown hair and eyes; and
Vitaliy Gerasimov, age 7, 4′ 5″ tall, with brown hair and eyes.
Their photos appear below.
Anyone with information about Dmitriy Gerasimov or the children is asked to call West Sacramento police at (916) 375-6474.