Indiana Amber Alert issued after police say 3 children taken by armed, dangerous father

Posted at 6:26 AM, Aug 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 09:23:18-04

Update: The Amber Alert has been canceled. 


STURGIS, Mich., -- An Amber Alert has been declared for three Michigan children believed to have been abducted by their father.

Police believe Matteo Nieves, 4, Chelsey Lopez, 5 and Aldo Cruz, 2, were abducted by their father, Fernando Cruz. Police were called for a domestic complaint, where Fernando is accused of assaulting the children's mother. The mother ran to a gas station to call 911 when Fernando left.

Fernando is armed with a handgun, police say. He may be driving a black 2009 Chevy Traverse with the plate DWH9204.

Sturgis is located just north of the Indiana-Michigan border. According to a reporter with ABC57 in South Bend, Indiana State Police say somebody may have seen the Chevy Traverse.

If you have any information, contact the Sturgis Police Department at 269-651-3231.