Maine Still Has a 100% Success Rate After Last Night’s Amber Alert
Here's hoping pointing this fact out doesn't bring the bad juju that would ever change this statistic.
For the third time ever, Maine State Police activated an Amber Alert last night, lasting only a half-hour, and with a happy ending.
Lewiston, Maine Amber Alert
Last night around 10:43p, Maine State Police activated the Amber Alert after an 11-year-old Mainer, Jaiden Morrison, was reportedly taken by her mother, Danielle Dyer, around 5p.
According to CBS 13, Jaiden (who also goes by Jade) was taken by Danielle from Topsham during a supervised visit and later in the day was believed to be in Lewiston after Danielle's cell phone pinged off a tower there.
Almost 30 minutes later, the Maine State Police sent a follow-up Alert pretty much saying, "Hey, we good here now, thanks and apologies for the heart attacks possibly triggered from waking up to the Alert sound out of a dead sleep, y'all."
But in all seriousness and jokes about waking up to the Alert sound aside (but really, how creepy is that thing when it first wakes you up?), it's the kind of update you love to hear -- the missing kiddo is found quickly and safely.
Maine Amber Alert History
It's crazy (but so good) to think about last night being only the third time that Maine State Police have ever had to trigger an Amber Alert since instituting it back in 2002.
According to Maine State Police, the very first time was back in November 2009, when a Sanford man assaulted his two-year-old daughter's mother and abducted his daughter, only to be found in the woods of New Hampshire the next day and taken into custody by a hunter who knew about the Alert (seriously, what a savage and hero that hunter was.)
The second time was back in October 2016 when a three-year-old and the child's caregivers were all unaccounted for in August. The Alert ended a few hours later when the child was taken to the Augusta Police Department, according to Maine State Police.