Flagstaff Police Arrest Kidnapper

Media Release
Kidnapping / Missing Infant
Flagstaff, Ariz. – On August 24, 2022, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Flagstaff Police, members of the METRO Narcotics task force, and Special Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (A.T.F.) Flagstaff field office responded to a call from Scottsdale P.D. that a kidnapping suspect was in the parking lot of a local store in the 2600 Block of Huntington. The information provided was that the suspect had kidnapped a six-month-old infant from the victim in Scottsdale and the child was in danger.
Scottsdale P.D. advised that the suspect would flee with the infant in his vehicle if he saw police. They had observed, while the victim video chatted with the suspect, that he had driven from Scottsdale to Flagstaff with the infant on his lap. The suspect also made comments to the victim that if she did not come meet with him that he would hurt her by hurting the child. Flagstaff PD Emergency Response Team, METRO narcotics task force officers and ATF agents located the suspect in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Walmart. They were able to confront the suspect and take him into custody and rescue the infant. There were no injuries.
Scottsdale Police detectives took custody of the suspect Carlos Umberto Guardado Orellano, 19, and transported him back to Scottsdale to be charged with kidnapping, endangerment, and custodial interference. The infant was turned over by Flagstaff Police Officers to the victim unharmed.
For more information on the initial incident please contact:
Scottsdale Police at PIO@ScottsdaleAZ.gov
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