MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say a woman was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly abducting her two children during a visit in Roseville Thursday morning.
Roseville police responded to the incident at about 10 a.m. on the 3000 block of Fairview Avenue. Police said 34-year-old Shameka Monique Hatcher of Minneapolis was allowed a supervised visit of her kids at that home in Roseville.
Hatcher allegedly abducted her kids, 7-year-old Amere Callaway and 5-year-old Elaijah Lomax. Hatcher fled the visit and was driving a silver 2007 Chevy Suburban with a Minnesota license plate 369-MYX. Police say Hatcher was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday at an apartment on the 1700 block of Sims Street in St. Paul, and the two children are safe.
Roseville police were able to track her to the apartment. When officers knocked and asked for entry, occupants of the apartment ignored law enforcement efforts to make entry. Detectives obtained a search warrant and moments before forcing entry, Hatcher opened the apartment door and surrendered.
Police say Hatcher’s two children were found unharmed in a back bedroom. Hatcher and another adult were arrested and are currently being interviewed by detectives at the Roseville Police Department.
Hatcher’s children will be returned to Hennepin County Foster Care. Hatcher will be booked at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center on the Hennepin County warrant and possible kidnapping charges.
The incident remains under investigation.