Missing Baby Found Safe In Maplewood

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A 11-month-old baby who went missing after a car was stolen with him inside has been found safe, police said.

An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday after the car was stolen with the baby boy inside in St. Paul at 8:30 p.m., according to police.

The baby was found shortly before 10:30 p.m. on the 2000 block of Bradley Street in Maplewood. He was found outside and still strapped into his baby seat.

The car, which was left running unattended for an unknown period of time, was stolen from the 2100 block of Magnolia Avenue in St. Paul.

The car is described as a 2005 four-door Silver Pontiac Grand Prix with the Minnesota license plate number XXE-774.

Police are still searching for the suspects and anyone who sees the car is urged to call 911.

  • Billy

    Why did she leave the car running with the baby inside, stupid, stupid, stupid.

    Anyone that does that does not deserve to be a parent.

    • Nita Nene Bigham


      • christina

        who said it was “she”???

      • Ted

        If you have to ask that, clearly both of you are female

      • Matt

        it was the father that left him in the car.

    • Kay

      Anyone who would write this Must Not be a Parent or Does not realize how much work it is to put Winter clothiing on a baby and stuff him into a car seat in the winter-get a clue!

  • christina

    I don’t agree with leaving kids in cars unattended, but we don’t know the parents situation. I am sure the parents are in a living hell right now. The best thing we can all do is PRAY.

    • Mike

      No, the best thing we could do is get off our seats and go out and look for a silver Pontiac Grand Prix with the Minnesota license plate number XXE-774. Praying won’t do anything but help make you feel better that you’re actually not doing anything about it. Merry Christmas.

      • keasha nenovich


    • Minnesota

      Pray? Really that’s the best you can do? I pity anyone that needs your assistance.

    • Ed

      Pray? But God did this to them. What should we pray for, Thanks?

      • Kay

        God does not do evil! People do who listen to evil, check out your Televison!

  • Bob

    How about the asshat who stole the car ??? Make sure you don’t blame them first

    • Dave D

      Right on! Lets blame the potential murderer of an 11 month old baby. Leaving him in the ice cold for two hours, maybe not to be discovered. Who ever did this is a serious low life and should be charged with attempted murder.

  • kate

    sometimes you can not control it like christina said we dont know the parents situation!!!! they lost their 11 month old baby boy!!! i couldnt even imagine how she must be feeling!! no i dont agree with it either, but sometimes you just have toooooo! they are missing their baby and you are sitting there saying how stupid they are! seriously! grow up!

    • Matt

      Kate, do we really need to know the situation about this child neglect? a child should never be left alone in a running car.

      • Kate

        No we don’t need to know the situation, but really if the baby was left there or not the car should never have been stolen!!! If the parent had to run in to grab something, they shouldn’t have to worry about rather or not their car will be missing when they return!!!!

  • akex

    Plenty of time for finger pointing later. You people who never make mistakes will get your pint of blood…But for now, maybe you can just pray that the child makes it home safely.

  • kate

    the guy/girl who stole the car is in the wrong here! not the family with the missing child!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Matt

      they are both in the wrong. stop supporting child neglect.

      • Matt

        Kate you are when you say the family did nothing wrong. I am sorry you are unable to see that.

      • Kate

        I’m not supporting child neglect, sorry you are taking it that way! But I am definitely NOT supporting car theft!!!!

  • kate

    their family will be in my prayers!!! and i hope they will get their baby boy home safe tonight!!!!!

  • Melanie Rowan Logan

    Seriously folks–We’ve ALL run inside because we forgot something like a diaper bag or a laptop. Best to hope for the best instead of being judge-mental

    • kate


      • Erin

        Actually, I never have. My child is most important thing to me, leaving her in the car alone for any amount of time, for any reason is out of the question to me. You NEVER know what could happen in an instant. There is never be a good reason for leaving your infant in the car alone, other than you’re not very bright.

  • Linda

    Why do you assume it was the mother who left the child in the car? It could very well have been the father. Don’t be so quick to judge, it only perpetuates sexism.

  • Amanda

    Why in god’s name would you leave your child in a running car….?!!! Obviously the parents had a major lapse in judgment…. someone PLEASE call child protection

  • kate

    missing baby found safe in maplewood!!!!!!!!
    thank god!!!!
    baby found outside still strapped in carseat!!!!! :(
    thankfully baby is ok and can go back to his parents!!

    • chris

      Good thing it wasnt as cold as it was last week.. That poor kid would have frostbite.. How scarey to be out in the cold and dark alone.. :(

  • realist

    Who cares if it was the mom or the dad. Point is that this could totally have been prevented if the parent had been responsible. All of you weak-hearted people that are trying to defend the parent’s actions obviously are just as bad a parent as this idiot. Honestly, is the time saved by not bringing your kid back in the store really worth potentially putting them in a life-threatening situation? Anyone who tries to justify any answer other than “No” is a direct example of how our society is losing its ability to hold people accountable for their actions. No one said don’t help find the child; we’re just saying that we don’t feel sorry for the moronic parent that put their child in a really bad situation. End of discussion!

    • Ed

      Lets not blame the criminal, it’s those lazy parents fault!
      It wasn’t a life-threatening situation till some low-life took what didn’t belong to him.
      because the criminal waited till the parent let their guard down then created a life-threatening situation they must be the true victim.
      How do you know the kid wouldn’t of been in harms way if taken out of the car and left in the house, what if the house caught fire while they were unloading the car. Maybe the parent used the best judgment and just ended up a victim of a crime
      These criminal are the people who are behind losing our freedoms.
      Now some mis-guided do-Gooder like you will want to create a law that will punish the victim instead of the criminal.
      Your a moron.

      • Kate

        Nicely put Ed!!!!!

      • Matt

        Ed, Please reread what I wrote. grammar was the last thing I said you ignored all of my words about you stating facts that weren’t part of the crime the father did. I am not defending the guy who stole the car, but I am also not defending the actions of the father. You should never leave a child in a running car.

      • Matt

        the house wasn’t on fire. stop trying to defend child neglect. also anyone who uses “your” when the correct word would be “you’re” is a moron.

      • Ed

        Really Matt, grammar is the best you can do?
        Explains why your unemployed.
        Matt, YOU ARE an idiot, stop talking and go finish your letter to your prison pen pal.
        Hows the grammar on that one?

  • i dont give

    who said we were defending them. i would defend the parents but would NEVER personaly leave my child in the car alone. they have there way and we have ours. just be happy the boy was found safe.

  • Mike

    If you’re going to leave your child in the car for a minute or two at least turn it off and lock it up just like you would if you leaving your iPhone in it.

    • cortisona

      You r an idiot !!! NEVER EVER LEAVE A CHILD ALONE.

  • Not OK

    I agree with realist, It is Illegal in the State of MN to leave your child in a car unattended. It is NOT hard to grab your child out of the car quickly and bring them in with you. And if you don’t want to take the time you don’t deserve to be a parent. Parenting is hard and it’s a lot of work and time but thats what you signed up for when you decided to raise that child. This family is very fortunate that the situation turned out as well as it did. But I hope this is a LESSON to all those LAZY Parents our there. Bring your kids with you, you never know what can happen in a instant. There are so many other scary situations out there that you can’t control but this one you could! Don’t make excuses for the parents this is a clear case of Laziness and that is why we have these state laws in Effect in MN.

    • JamieinMN

      Worrrd. Parents are becoming RIDICULOUSLY more lazy, and stupid every day.

    • Kay

      What we need to do as a community is STop blaming lazy parents and start looking at our Lazy selves who want the Schools and the government to mandate our lives and our children! Its our responsibliity as a community to take action and make sure dangerous people are not allowed to do this! But we are all watching our football games or shoipping at he Mall of America to do anything! Heaven forbid we get Involved!

  • Kate 2

    Those without sin cast the first stone . . .Of course the parent that left the baby in the car made a huge mistake. There really aren’t any good excuses. However, that doesn’t mean they are a bad parent. We all do things at one time or another that we live to regret. Fortunately the mistakes don’t always have such drastic results . . but sometimes they are definitely worse. I’ll never forget seeing flames going up the wall behind my gas stove years ago and I did the “right” thing by getting out of the house and going for help . . while leaving my young daughter sitting at the dinner table. I had panicked and totally lost my senses for the moment. Fortunately the house didn’t blow up and my daughter is now 29 years old. To my knowledge that is the only time I ever really did something that endangered her. We don’t know if this parent has a pattern of bad decisions or not and shouldn’t assume that they do.

    Thank goodness and God (and who is to say that prayers over this didn’t help in a somewhat speedy and safe recovery of the child.) that the little guy was found and is safe.

    • God

      I can confirm that prayers did nothing to help this situation.


      • Judy

        What is worong with you.

      • Billy Grahm

        Thanks for being honest GOD. I know you did nothing but still get all the credit!!

    • IMHO

      I have witnessed very intelligent grown men do just the opposite of what they should do in an emergency first hand. We all have different issues to overcome and unfortunately how an individual reacts in an emergency for the most part is yet to be realized till an emergency occurs. Obviously I can only assume that the parents did not react correctly.

  • Sally

    This article doesn’t even identify who it was that left the car running with the child inside. Due to the time it is easy to ASSUME it was one of the parents, but that may not be the case. Obviously a huge mistake was made here . .and Minnesota law was even broken. But that still doesn’t erase the fact that the real perpetrator was the person who stole the car and then just dumped the baby. The child was set in harms way, but had the thief not taken the car . . . . There is enough blame to go around. I just hope that whoever has that vehicle gets caught and can be charged for what they did. And it may come to pass that the person who left the child in the vehicle faces a fine at the very least.

    • Matt

      it does on kstp.com

      • Matt


        the actions of the father started the chain of events. I point the finger at both of them. Its not like the father was sitting at a stop light and the guy came up to the car and stole it from him while he was driving it.

      • Ed

        Matt, I disagree.
        It was a lot like the father was sitting at a stop light and the guy came up to the car and stole it from him while he was driving it.
        In both cases a CRIMINAL took something that did not belong to them, victimized someone who let their guard down.
        There is ONE person at fault here, the car thief, only the car thief, not the parent for letting his guard down, thinking he was safe at his own home.

      • Matt

        Ed There is a state law making it illegal to leave a child in a running car. He broke a law, yet did nothing wrong?

      • Jen

        seriously how can most of u be cold hearted, people make mistakes and the mother of that boy happens to be my best friend and that boy is like my nephew. They r great parents and always have taken great care of ayden. Point fingers at the jerkoff that took him not at them. Thankyou to all of you who were understanding of this situation.

  • Realist

    Pray for what ? If you see someone drowning are you going to pray or put your hand out and pull them to safety? I’ll go with pull them out I’m sure the person drowning would prefer it also

    • Kay

      Prayer is not inactive. Prayer is asking the One who knows in a given situation what to do. Obviously in most cases common sense should prevail. But Wait common sense is NOT THAT COMMOM ANYMORE!!

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  • brandon

    thank god it was warm enough outside for the baby to survive! but still, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR KIDS IN THE CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Minnesota

    Blame the parent? Blame the low life scumbag bottom feeder who stole the car!! you cant tell me he didn’t see the baby on board what a piece of garbage this person must be, that is if you can call someone like this a person. And then he leaves the kid out in the cold beside! I’d like to nail him to the sidewalk out in the cold!

  • Minnesota

    Blame the parent? how about blame the social misfit who stole the car. Then if that wasn’t bad enough he leaves the kid out in the cold! he should be in a cage OUT IN THE COLD!!!!!!

    • brandon

      dont call yourself minnesota. your not speaking for me

      • Minnesota

        who said I was speaking for a moron like you Brandon! your probably one of these idiots blaming the parents

  • Kelly S.

    I was the person that found the boy. I just wanted to say that everyone makes mistakes and then we learn from them. I am just thankful I was able to help and get him back safely to his parents. I am a mother myself and I only hope that if I ever needed help someone could return a favor like that to me. =)

    • Matt

      Kelly, Thank you for saving this baby.

      • A Parent

        The only intelligent thing Matt has wrote.

      • Matt

        A Parent,

        wait only intelligent thing I wrote?

        guess you leave children in cars to be stolen huh? Are you one of those parents who leave their 8 year old alone in a running car so they can jump in the driver’s seat and change the gear to drive? You sound like a fail of a parent.

      • Another Parent

        You obviously have no kids or they live with the ex.
        Bullying don’t fly on this site.
        Check your spelling too before you call people names, you wrote.
        “I think the guy who stole the car proves you should even leave a child in a running car outside of your own house.”
        And now you sound like a moron.

      • Steve

        Another Parent please give Matt a break commenting on this site is all he has to do since McDonald’s let him go. Pretty sure Matt doesn’t have any kids either

    • Jamie

      KELLY YOU ARE A VERY WONDFUL PERSON!!!!! The officers did not give them your information to them last night hopefully they do today. I know how greatfull they/we all are for you. You are truely a blessing!! They did go through alot of pain a suffering while he was missing, ALL OF HIS FAMILY DID!!!!!. Thank all of you who have given your support and prayers.

      As far as the rest of you whom have come to judge with the little information the media has provided let me enlighten you!!! These are GREAT Parents who would NEVER do anything to harm their child. Their vehicle was at their HOME!!!!! The car was warm and Dad had just strapped him into his car seat when he realized he had forgotten something in the HOUSE (BTW IT WAS NOT A STORE, THEY WOULD NEVER LEAVE HIM IN THE CAR ALONE TO RUN INTO A STORE!) The car was warm, he’s areadly buckled in they are at THEIR OWN HOME… Dad was not gone more than 1 MINUTE… no sooner was he out of the house, he’s chasing his car with his baby in it. Now any who say’s they have never left their child/ren, who are already buckled in their car while they are at their OWN HOME, to run into THEIR OWN HOME real quick to get something they forgot is either a LIAR or does not have children. This family went through a very TRAUMATIC experiense and you chose to place blame without knowing the full story…YOU FORGET ABOUT THE THEIF, who would ever have though this type of thing would ever happen at their OWN HOME.. The media give you an inch and you ran a mile with it.

      Again, All of you who sent your kind words/kept an eye out/helped ect.. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH AND PLEASE PLEASE HAVE A VERY HAPPY AND SAFE MERRY CHRISTMAS.

      • Matt

        Also what did the Media leave out?

      • Matt

        I think the guy who stole the car proves you should even leave a child in a running car outside of your own house. Also Just because many parents do it doesn’t mean its the correct thing to do. If you use that logic it would be okay for the guy who stole the car did nothing wrong since many people steal cars.

      • Erin

        Even parked outside of my house, in my own driveway, I have not, would not leave my child in a car. Even if it was the middle of the day, and warm and I was only going to be a second. I grew up in a shady part of St. Paul, you turn your back for a second and your stuff is gone. I live in a nice neighborhood now and would still never leave my child unattended in a car! People today are as low and they can get, you should never just assume that just because you’ll “only be gone a minute” that nothing will or could happen. When you have a child, safety should be the #1 thing on your mind, not the worthless thing you left in your house. Take the 30 seconds to take your kid out of the car seat. As I said before, there is NO GOOD REASON to leave your child alone in a car at any time

      • Jamie

        Erin & Matt, your both right, it does prove that in today’s day and age your not safe even at your own home. It’s drilled into everyone never leave your child unattended at a store not even for a second, everyone knows that. And I think 99% of America would not. But no one ever thinks about it when your at your own home. Your Home is suppose to be a safe Haven….A simple quick run into the house could have had a tragic ending because of a SELFISH CRIMINAL, but fortunately it had a good ending with Adyen going home. Hopefully this never happens to anyone else. Merry Christmas Everyone.

  • eric

    does the XX at the beginning of the license plate mean something, it used to, but I do not know if MN uses the code any more.

    • Jamie

      No they are regular plates

    • Jamie

      The Minnesota WHISKEY Plates you are referring to begin with a W not XX

  • Jamie

    Anyone who have every had a child missing even for a second knows the utter fear this young couple just went through. I remember when I had my first child, 20 years ago, a girl. Still a new mother, we had just won a $50.00 gift certificate to Pamida we where busy talking about what we where going to use it on. We went there got a cart and started shopping. By the time we got to the register and unloaded the cart we realized our daughter was not there. UTTER PANICK went through both of us. Dad ran out to the car and there she was still in the car seat. Needless to say nothing like that every happend again and boy where we taught a lesson. It’s not like what they just went through but the initial shock and horror of not knowing where your child is, is the same. It did not, does not mean that I was a bad parent nor does this incident make these Parents bad Parents. It would be nice if those of you out there who are trying to tear apart these Good Loving Parents if you could please turn your negative enegry towards the government and get us out of the economic crisis. I’m sure if a horrible event like this happend upon your family you’d appreciate the same.

    • Matt

      now this is the government’s fault?

      also its not the government’s job to get us out of a economic crisis. businesses need to step up and hire people so those people can spend more to create more jobs.

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