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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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UPDATE on CARE ALERT: Mother Sought in the Abduction of 4-year old Son NR151115ml

UPDATE
On April 8, 2015, around 6:20 p.m., Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department located Jasmine Tatum and 4-year-old Cameron Tatum in the 4800 block of Boulder Highway, in the City of Las Vegas. Jasmine Tatum was arrested and booked for 278 PC-Child Stealing. She is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

4-year-old Cameron Tatum was is in good condition and was released to the custody of DCFS. He will be reunited with his father, Adrian Shoppell as soon as possible.

Hollenbeck Division's Major Assault Crime detectives were notified of the arrest and are currently working on Jasmine Tatum's extradition.

Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Division and Daniel Adrian Shoppell, the father of 4-year-old Cameron Tatum, is requesting the public's help in locating Cameron.

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, around 3:00 p.m., Mr. Shoppell, who has sole legal custody of Cameron, agreed to a two hour visit with Cameron's mother, Jasmine Tatum.

When Cameron was not returned, Mr. Shoppell made numerous attempts to contact Ms. Tatum who failed to return the child. Mr. Shoppell visited numerous locations where Ms. Tatum was known to frequent but was not successful in locating him. Soon after, Mr. Shoppell reported Cameron missing to the Los Angeles Police Department.

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 9:45 a.m., Mr. Shoppell received a text message from Ms. Tatum that Cameron would be dropped off at 10:00 a.m., at the Taxi Zone at Union Station. After receiving the text message he immediately drove to Union Station to look for his son. Mr. Shoppell searched the property of Union Station but did not find young Cameron. It is not known if Cameron was dropped off at, or around, Union Station.

Cameron Tatum is 4-years-old, described as a male Black, with a light complexion. He has black hair, brown eyes, stands 3 feet tall, and weighs 35 lbs. He was last seen wearing a short sleeve grey button down shirt, tan shorts and blue Nike tennis shoes.

The suspect, 26-year-old Ms. Tatum, is described as a female Black, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5'02" tall, and weighs 110 pounds.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Hollenbeck Division at (323) 342-4101. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.




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