The parents who prompted an Amber Alert after they allegedly abducted their four biological children from their grandmother’s home in Boyle Heights earlier this month have surrendered to authorities, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Police from the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division announced on Twitter Monday that the parents turned themselves in at the U.S. Border.
Rosa Chairez, the mother, contacted police Sunday around 10:30 a.m. and advised them that she and Enrique Felix, the father, were at the border and willing to surrender themselves, according to a news release from the LAPD.
They were subsequently detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents and transported to the Hollenbeck area, the release stated.
Chairez and Felix had been accused of taking the children from the maternal grandmother’s home on Friday, March 14, according to Los Angeles police.
An Ambert Alert was issued the following day.
The four children — 1-year-old twin girls, a 5-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy— were found on the U.S. side of the California-Mexico border without the parents four days later, authorities said.
The Department of Children and Family Services had previously removed the kids from the biological parents and placed them in protective custody with the grandmother.
Chairez and Felix had been ordered to stay away from the children and were to only have supervised visitation in the presence of social workers.
The parents face kidnapping charges in Los Angeles, according to the LAPD tweet.
They were in police custody as of Monday morning, the release stated.