Thursday morning’s Amber Alert was cancelled after the two young boys were found safe.
According to York Regional Police, with the assistance of the Toronto Police Service, they have located a 70-year-old man and his two grandsons aged two and four years old who were last seen in Newmarket.
Police say on Wednesday, July 10, shortly after 1:30 pm, 70-year-old Leo Easton was with his two grandchildren when he dropped off his wife at a plaza across the street from Southlake Regional Health Centre, in the area of Davis Drive and Lundy’s Lane.
Easton was supposed to park the 2006 Blue Pontiac Montana van that he was driving, however investigators believe that for unknown reasons he drove away from the area.
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Investigators did not believe that the children had been taken with malicious intent however they were concerned for the wellbeing of the grandfather and his grandchildren.
As a direct result of the Amber Alert Mr. Easton and his two grandchildren were located by the Toronto Police Service driving on Lakeshore Blvd in Toronto. They are all in good health. We thank everyone for their assistance.
— York Regional Police (@YRP) July 11, 2019
York Regional Police had been in consultation with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) throughout the course of this investigation and shortly after 3 am, a decision was made to issue an Amber Alert.
At approximately 4:30 am, the blue Pontiac Montana van that Easton was driving was located by the Toronto Police driving on Lakeshore Boulevard. The vehicle was stopped and the grandfather along with his grandchildren were located in good health.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7141, or to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.