VICTORVILLE – San Bernardino County Sheriff’s investigators were seeking the mother of three young children on Wednesday, May 14. One day later, law enforcement officers found them in Las Vegas. Original reports had Hannah Elisa Parks, 23, leaving a restaurant in a silver Toyota with faded paint.
Parks, according to reports, left a McDonald’s Restaurant on Palmdale Rd. with her three children, including Connor Parks, 5, Ariyana Tafoya, 3, and Derek Parks, 2, with an unidentified male. Reported to deputies at 5:25 p.m., Hannah Parks was having a court-allowed supervised visitation with her three children at the restaurant. She removed the children from the restaurant without permission, according to reports.
Parks was last seen leaving the restaurant in a red, four-day Pontiac sedan, an updated report from authorities. At the time, Victorville police reported a concern for the safety and welfare for the children. Parks had been known to frequent the areas in the high desert communities of Trona, Barstow, along with Bullhead City, Ariz.
San Bernardino County investigators released a statement on Friday that Parks had taken her children to a relative’s house in Las Vegas. The Metro Police Department located the children at 7:45 p.m. in the 1600 block of Palm St. Parks was taken into custody and the children were placed into protective custody. The children were not injured.
Victorville detectives traveled to Las Vegas to pick up the three children to return them to the custody of Child and Family Services in San Bernardino County. Hannah Parks will remain in the custody of Las Vegas Metro Police pending extradition.
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