Police in Lakeville, Massachusetts, Searching for Land Rover With Woman, 2 Kids Inside - NECN

Police in Lakeville, Massachusetts, Searching for Land Rover With Woman, 2 Kids Inside

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Valerie McGrath, wanted for kidnapping her two children

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    Police in Lakeville, Massachusetts, Searching for Land Rover With Woman, 2 Kids Inside

    (Published Monday, Dec. 21, 2015)

    Police in Lakeville, Massachusetts, are seeking the public's help in locating a vehicle driven by a 47-year-old mother wanted for kidnapping her two children.

    The vehicle is a brown 2002 Land Rover Discovery with the Massachusetts licene plate 847ZZ2.

    Lakeville Police said the vehicle should be driven by Valerie McGrath, and she should be accompanied by her two children, 7-year-old Eden and a 5-year-old Steven.

    Police are searching for these two missing children - Eden, 7, and Steven, 5.
    Photo credit: Lakeville Police

    Lakeville Police said they responded to a Lakeville residence around 6:55 p.m. Sunday for a custody issue involving two minor children. The children's father has sole custody and told police that McGrath, the mother of the children, had taken them with his permission around 1:30 p.m. Sunday and was supposed to return by 5 p.m. She never returned with the children.

    Police and family members said they have not been able to reach McGrath. Due to actions and statements she has made in recent weeks, police said they are concerned for the safety of the children.

    A warrant for minor kidnapping by a relative was obtained by police in Wareham District Court on Monday seeking McGrath's arrest.

    Massachusetts State Police said they are not involved with the case at this point. An Amber Alert has not been activated.

    Anyone who sees the vehicle is asked to call 911 and report its whereabouts to authorities. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of McGrath and the two children should contact Lakeville Police at 508-947-4422.

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