Child abducted by father in Antioch, Sunday afternoon, dropped off in Stockton; father sought by police

By Corporal Powell Meads, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On January 17th, 2016 at approximately 3:33 p.m., Antioch Police Officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Stanford Way for a Domestic Dispute involving a 1 year old child. Arriving officers contacted the child’s mother, a 37 year old Antioch resident. The child’s mother told police officers that her child’s father was Ricardo Sanchez-Gomez, a 27 year old resident of Richmond.

After being estranged for most of the child’s life, Sanchez-Gomez was spending time with them this week at her home in Antioch. An argument broke out which resulted in Sanchez-Gomez threatening to kill the child and mother. Sanchez-Gomez then fled with the child in a dark gray 2011 Subaru Forrester with California license plate 6RTV690.

Due to the potential risk to the child, and Amber Alert was issued through CHP. At approximately 7:56 pm, Stockton Police Department received a call from an un-involved person reporting the child had been dropped off at their residence in Stockton. Stockton PD responded and took custody of the child, who was unharmed.

After the child was safely recovered, the Amber Alert was cancelled.

At this time, arrangements are being made to reunite the child and his mother.

The suspect and vehicle are still outstanding and being sought by the Antioch Police Department.

Anyone who has any information or may have witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact the Antioch Police Department at (925) 778-2441.

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