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Updated: 1-Month-Old Recovered in Mexico, Father Arrested

The father's cell phone "pinged" in San Diego last night, and again Wednesday.

By City News Service

A man who allegedly abducted his month-old son from Sunnyvale and may have traveled into the San Diego area was arrested Wednesday in Mexico and the child was recovered safe.

The suspect's cell phone was "pinged" on Interstate 805 between Balboa Avenue and state Route 163 at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Catano.

Mesut Guler, 22, allegedly took infant Henry Guler-Romero from Sunnyvale around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities said he was driving a tan 2004 G-M-C Envoy with a large American eagle on the rear window and a license plate of 6HIL892.

CHP public affairs officer Mary Bailey confirmed that Guler was stopped at a checkpoint in Mexico, where authorities discovered there was a warrant for his arrest.     


Original story

Southland law enforcement agencies are on the lookout for a man suspected of abducting his 1-month-old son from Northern California who was believed to have been in San Diego overnight and may be headed this way, authorities said.

The suspect's cellphone was "pinged" on Interstate 805 between Balboa Avenue and state Route 163 at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Catano.

Mesut Guler, 22, allegedly took infant Henry Guler-Romero from Sunnyvale around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, prompting a statewide Amber Alert.

Authorities in greater Los Angeles were watching to see if Guler passes through the region's road system.

The suspect was described as Turkish, 6 feet tall and 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Authorities said he may be driving a tan 2004 G-M-C Envoy with a large American eagle on the rear window and a license plate of 6HIL892.

Motorists who see the vehicle were asked to call 911 immediately.

-- City News Service

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