The technology is used to look for stolen vehicles, for Amber Alerts, for criminal suspects and even for those who are driving without insurance.
An AMBER Alert was issued in Connecticut Sunday night for a 5-year-old boy, who was taken by his father from Ridgefield, Conn.
Spokesman Greg Comcowich said the man is scheduled to appear in federal court in Newark at 2 p.m.
AMBER Alerts are issued on most cellphones that were bought after 2011, but the notifications can be turned off in the phone’s settings feature.
The blaring alarm, sent at 3:51 a.m., left many wondering if the message was accidentally sent out too early, or whether it was needed at all.
An AMBER Alert was issued for 7-month-old Mario Danner Jr. on Tuesday after police said he was abducted by his mother.
Marina Lopez, 25, is wanted for abducting Mario Danner Jr. during a supervised visit with the Administration for Children Services, police said.
If you live in New York, you may soon start getting AMBER alerts on your cell phone.
Fitz Edwards, 29, has been charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, assault, arson, reckless endangerment and other charges.
A man fired a shot at the mother of his two children, carjacked a driver in the Bronx and fled with the youngsters — prompting an AMBER Alert Sunday.
Frederick McCluskey, 4, had been reported taken by his father, also named Frederick McCluskey, 27, at around 9:20 a.m. Friday, police said.
17-month-old Justin Kowalczik is believed to have been buried in the backyard for more than two years, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported, while all along Police Major Patrick Regan said the family pretended he was still alive — and the youngest of three.
Police spent Friday night digging in the backyard of a Nassau County home, searching for the body of a 3-year-old who went missing about a year ago. The search could be connected to a man mentioned in an AMBER Alert earlier in the day.
An AMBER Alert was issued based on reports from several witnesses — children ages 5 to 11 — who said they saw the 5-year-old girl being abducted near South Junior High School around 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Authorities said the incident happened at South Jr. High School, located at 33 Monument St., at about 3:50 p.m. Wednesday.