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Roseburg man accused of abandoning child in park

The children were physically uninjured and safely reunited with their mother.

Posted: Nov 3, 2019 8:55 PM
Updated: Nov 4, 2019 6:19 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Dispatchers received a report that a 5-year-old child had been left at River Forks Park on Sunday.

Deputies responded at about 4 p.m. and learned the child's father had allegedly been trying to give away another child, a 10-month-old infant, which was in his vehicle before leaving with the infant and abandoning the 5-year-old in the park.

Several law enforcement units from various agencies as well as Search and Rescue were dispatched to assist in locating the suspect, vehicle and infant.

An initial responding deputy safely recovered the 5-year-old at the park. Detectives were called out and the Amber Alert plan was being activated.

As the incident progressed, around 6:21 pm, the suspect and the infant were located at a residence in the 1200 block of NW Hicks Street in Roseburg.

The suspect was identified as Bryant Noe Garcia, 30, of Roseburg.

Garcia was arrested and lodged at the Douglas County Jail on charges of child abandonment and child neglect.

The children were physically uninjured and safely reunited with their mother.

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