Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by cybervampira, Dec 15, 2018.
Where are you getting that he is missing for 48 hours? I thought that he went missing today.
The original article was just updated, and it wasn't true. I knew it! What a waste. I'm so glad they figured it out so quickly.
Quote from the article:
Farmington, Illinois - UPDATE 10:30 P.M.- Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell confirms that police have learned the story was fabricated. There is no child in danger. State Police do have a suspect in custody now. They are working to learn more about what happened.
Oh wow. What was that about, I wonder?
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BREAKING UPDATE: According to Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell, the whole story is fabricated. There is not a child in danger. Illinois State Police say they have a suspect in custody. They are working to find out what happened. #amberalert
Peoria County Sheriff's Office
UPDATE 10:30 P.M.- Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell confirms that police have learned the story was fabricated. There is no child in danger. State Police do have a suspect in custody now. They are working to learn more about what happened.
It wouldn’t be the first time someone fabricates a story to get police find their stolen car quickly. Could be the case here if they say there‘s no child in danger.
UPDATE: Amber Alert Fake Mason has the details.
Whatever the case, it's messed up that whoever reported this actually named someone. That's unacceptable!
This is crazy!
I'm just glad to know Bentley is alive and safe.
Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell confirmed directly to 25 News that the call of a missing 13-month-old was a hoax.
Sheriff Asbell tells us that the individual who first made the report of a stolen car with Bentley Dutz lied about Dutz being in the car.
The individual has been taken into Illinois State Police custody while the investigation continues.
BREAKING: HOAX – Peoria Co. Sheriff says Amber Alert call was a lie
Why would someone do this? And is the baby OK? I know it wasn't abducted, but does anyone know if he is OK?
This is a bit of a weird one ... I'll edit the thread title to remove the Amber Alert prefix and will shuffle this over to Crimes in the News for any continued discussion.
I hope they do the right thing...
Fulton County ESDA
12/15/2018 - 11:53 PM - BRIEFING - MISSING INFANT FARMINGTON
At 5:01 PM a 911 call was received by Fulton County Sheriff’s Department reporting a stolen car with an infant in the backseat. A Farmington Police Department Officer arrived on scene shortly thereafter and was informed by the Mitchell Dutz that his vehicle was stolen by three suspects while he paid for fuel. Officer Steck notified Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Police and Fulton County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency. A command post was set up at Farmington Police Department and an investigation was launched.
During the interview process it was determined that Dutz had fabricated the entire story. Dutz was allegedly robbed during a drug deal and had used the infant as a way to pursue charges against the alleged persons who robbed him. At no time was an infant abducted or was there any car stolen. The alleged subject, James Jackson, named by Mitchell Dutz was not involved in any way. Once that was confirmed an extensive investigation was launched to make sure there was no infant at risk. An investigation was conducted with multiple different departments to confirm that no infant was at risk.
Farmington Police Department would like to thank the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, Illinois State Police, Peoria County Sheriff’s Department, East Peoria Police Department, Bartonville Police Department, City of Peoria Police Department, Fulton County Public Information Office and Fulton County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency for their response. Dutz is being charged with Residential Burglary, False Police Report, False Representation of Police Statement, False 911 Call and various other charges are pending.
Geez, no baby taken, no car stolen, he was robbed during a drug deal and names a person who had nothing to do with it? How stupid can you be?
Looks like you were the first one here to call it!
FAKE AMBER ALERT!?!?!
Do you actually know how many children REALLY DO go missing every single day? This is a tool, not a game!
Humans make me mad sometimes.
*very happy Bentley is safe*
Bond set at $50,000 for man accused of fabricated child abduction report
There is no baby Bentley, as the photo of the baby was stolen from a media site, and whomever the baby in the foto is, he had apparently been safe and sound with his parents, who doesn't even live in Illinois.
Authorities identify child whose picture used in Amber Alert hoax, does not live in Illinois
As the Amber Alert triggered a multi-state search for a supposedly missing child, Darsham describes a bizarre scene where police were also searching for the man who filed the report. When the alert began to appear on phones inside the police station, Dutz ran out of the building. Officers eventually apprehended him after he broke into a car near a Dollar Tree in town.
Dutz began to change his original story and told an officer he was involved in a drug deal when his car was stolen.
Still thinking a child may be involved, the officer told Dutz he would be charged with child endangerment. That's when the teen dropped a bombshell that he'd lied in his report.
"He told the officer," explained Darsham, "'How can you charge me with child endangerment when I don't have a child?'"
Authorities canceled the alert around 1:15 a.m. Sunday. After further investigation, authorities determined no child had been abducted and no car stolen.
But for nearly five hours, the Amber Alert identified 24-year-old James Jackson, named by Dutz, as one of the black males who allegedly stole the vehicle with a baby in the backseat. His name and photo was posted on electronic billboards along highways next to the photo of the child. Police later cleared Jackson, saying he had nothing to do with the situation at all -- but not before he received numerous comments and threats on social media.
This prompted Jackson to post a Facebook Live declaring his innocence.
A Fulton County ESDA report initially stated Dutz allegedly wanted to use the infant to pursue charges against the persons who supposedly robbed him. But in court on Monday, an assistant state's attorney claimed Dutz fabricated the story in order to receive a ride from police officers.