BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Coeur d’Alene Police SRO’s obtained a warrant of arrest today for Lillie Alvarado, 45 years of age, of Bakersfield, California on the charge of 2nd degree kidnapping.
Alvarado is accused of kidnapping and taking a 14-year-old girl who was a run-away from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho to her home in Bakersfield.
Police said Alvarado traveled by train on March 1st to Spokane, Washington.
She then rented a car and drove to Coeur d’Alene Idaho where she parked and waited at the end of the block for the fourteen year-old to get into her car, police said.
This occurred sometime after 9:45 p.m.
Alvarado then drove them both to Spokane where they stayed for a short time at the Red Lion Inn, police said.
Alvarado drove the girl to the train station, and purchased a ticket for both of them to travel to Bakersfield, police said.
School Resource Officers and FBI agents followed investigative leads, and the FBI was able to locate the juvenile at Alvarado's home on Tuesday.
The girl is currently in the custody of Child Protective Services of California and arrangements are being made to return her to her family in Coeur d’Alene.
Police said Alvarado was arrested.