Two abducted California children have been found safe, and officials are crediting the Amber Alert system. Two off-duty correctional employees spotted a car being sought in the abduction of a nine-year-old Bakersfield girl. They hemmed-in the car at an Interstate highway rest area east of San Diego just after 8 a.m. Saturday and made a call to authorities. A California Highway Patrol car arrived in four minutes, and Cierra Walden was found inside the car, described in good condition. Her mother Pamela Walden was arrested. The child allegedly was abducted during a supervised visitation in Bakersfield Thursday.
The Amber Alert system helped to locate another missing child Friday. Authorities say that a 9 year-old boy abducted from a Palm Desert home has been reunited with his father. A spokewoman for the Riverside County Sheriff´s Department said Saturday that Nicholas Farber was exhausted and glad to be with his father, after a two-day abduction that ended at a motor home campground east of San Diego. The boy´s mother was arrested along with an unidentified man. Nicholas had been abducted at gunpoint early Wednesday when his father was beaten. The parents had been involved in a custody battle over the boy. The mother, Debra Rose, was held in lieu of one million dollars bail. Authorities say it has not been determined whether the man also in custody was one of two men who abducted Nicholas.