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By JOHN McCALLUM
Managing Editor 

Cheney police find Nampa Amber Alert mother and daughter

 

Last updated 3/28/2019 at 5:55pm



Cheney police were able to put a successful ending to an Amber Alert issued last week for a mother and daughter reported missing out of Nampa, Idaho.

The Nampa Police Department issued the Amber Alert on March 20 for 41-year-old Brooke A. Helmandollar and her 10-year-old daughter Alissa Helmandollar. A department news release stated the pair were last seen at a Nampa-area hotel the previous afternoon, March 19, and that the daughter was possibly endangered due to her mother’s “recent threatening behavior towards Alissa.”

The two were reported as possibly heading towards Portland, Ore. in a 2018 silver Nissan Sentra.

In a March 20 news release, Cheney police Capt. Rick Beghtol said the department received a call at approximately 3:24 p.m. from an employee at Zip’s Restaurant who reported seeing the pair in a vehicle matching the description of the one in the Amber Alert. The citizen gave a detailed description of the vehicle, including the license plate number which matched Helmandollar’s in the alert, and information concerning its occupants.

Cheney officers subsequently located the Sentra in the right turn lane at the intersection of 1st and 4th streets at the Cheney-Spokane Road intersection. The vehicle was stopped after it completed a right turn at the 4th and Clay street intersection.

“The driver, who is the girl’s mother, was experiencing mental health issues,” Beghtol said. “She was taken to the hospital.

Alissa Helmandollar was taken into protective custody with Child Protective Services officials pending her return to her home in Nampa.

“This case is continuing to be looked into by the Idaho authorities,” Beghtol added.

John McCallum can be reached at jmac@cheneyfreepress.com.

 

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