- The Washington Times - Monday, November 28, 2005


A 22-year-old woman was expected to face charges yesterday after admitting to police that she falsely said she was abducted with her 5-year-old son from the Wheaton Metro station.

Sara Hernandez-Torres and her son, Isaac Hernandez, were found unharmed yesterday morning at a Rockville home with her boyfriend, Carlos Delcid, 41, police said.

An Amber Alert was issued by police Sunday evening after Miss Hernandez-Torres called her family from her cell phone to report that she had been abducted by Mr. Delcid.

The family called police.

Mr. Delcid was taken into custody after a Rockville city government worker who heard a description of Mr. Delcid’s truck on the alert spotted both outside a home on Twinbrook Parkway about 10:30 a.m. yesterday

During questioning, Miss Hernandez-Torres said she made up the kidnapping story.

Lucille Baur, a spokeswoman for Montgomery County police, said Miss Hernandez-Torres did not want her family to know that she was with Mr. Delcid.

“For whatever reason, she did not want family members to know she was with him willingly,” Miss Baur said.

Police expected to file charges of making a false report against Miss Hernandez-Torres, Miss Baur said.

Mr. Delcid did not face any charges, she said.

Miss Baur defended the decision to issue an Amber Alert, which is meant to help locate missing children.

Details of suspect vehicles, descriptions and other information are circulated to media outlets and displayed on highway message signs.

The decision to put out an alert is made by local police in coordination with the Maryland State Police.

“The information reported to us from family members spoke of a woman fearful for her safety and her son’s safety,” Miss Baur said.

“In those circumstances, you have to err on the side that the information is valid.”

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