Amber Alert Case Results in an Arrest

Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457

  August 7, 2006



The State Police Major Crime Squad, State Troopers from Troop E in Montville and Officers from the Montville Police Department, are investigating an incident which warranted an Amber Alert on Monday afternoon August 7th, 2006 after a 10 month old child was reported as missing and possibly in imminent danger.

It was reported to Officers of the Montville Police that the child was last seen in the area of 5 Beach Lane, Montville, CT. According to the initial investigation the child was with his mother when the child and mother were possibly abducted against the mother’s will by her estranged ex-boyfriend, the father of the child.

An Amber Alert was broadcasted in regards to this incident in an attempt to locate the child. Subsequently the child was located unharmed by State Police Detectives at a residence in Norwich. This prompted the canceling of the Amber Alert.

A criminal investigation was initiated into the circumstances of this incident and attempts were made to locate the parties involved in this incident. The State Police Major Crime Squad was assigned to this investigation. All police agencies throughout the state were notified of the suspect vehicle’s description and plate number.

At approximately 5:30  State Police Detectives developed information in regards to a possible location of the suspect vehicle on Rt. 2 in the Glastonbury. A radio broadcast was put out to all police agencies in that area. Police Officers from the Glastonbury Police Department and State Troopers from Troop K and H were able to locate and stop that vehicle on Route 2  near exit 10 in Glastonbury.

A male subject in that vehicle was arrested for crimes perpetrated during this incident. That subject is being identified as :

Akeem S. MORRIS       age  29     d.o.b.   07/10/1977

10 Franklin Street A1, New London, CT or 39 Sullivan Dr., Norwich, CT

v     the suspect is being charged with several criminal charges in regards to this incident to include Burglary 3rd, Kidnapping 1st, Assault 3rd, Risk of Injury to a Minor and Unlawful Restraint 1st.

v     he is being held at Troop E in Montville for presentment at G.A. 21 in Norwich on 08/08/2006

The female victim was also located in that vehicle and is being interviewed by State police detectives. The  investigation is continuing with the possibilities of additional arrests. #end#