Amber Alert has been deactivated after Dawn Bellamy and her two children were found safe by police in Ontario
BC RCMP has deactivated an Amber Alert issued Saturday after an alleged parental abduction ends peacefully.
The Amber Alert was issued at 12:15 p.m. on March 26, 2022, after Fort St John RCMP believed that Jason DALRYMPLE has taken Dawn BELLAMY and her two children against their will and that they may be in danger while in his presence. Indications were that the suspect was heading east, possibly to Ontario.
BC RCMP shared this information with police in neighbouring jurisdictions across the country, who also began their own search efforts. By 3:30pm PT (6:30pm ET) today, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) confirmed that they had located the vehicle and the four individuals in Kenora, Ontario, just east of Manitoba. The man was taken into custody. The mother and her two children are safe and receiving support.
“We would like to thank our law enforcement partners in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario who where instrumental in finding everyone so quickly,” the RCMP media release said.
“They extended the Amber Alert in their provinces, followed up on TIPS and conducted searches. We would also like to thank the media for getting the information out about the Amber Alert so quickly. In addition, we want to thank the public for engaging and sharing the information on their social media feeds with others across Canada.”
The investigation remains active and ongoing and the Fort St. John RCMP will work with the OPP to further the investigation.
The suspect remains in custody and the investigation is continuing. Charges are pending.
Amber Alert program was launched in BC in 2004. Since then, all activations have successfully ended with all individuals being safely located.