Grandmother takes tot, both found in Stoneham
STONEHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -- Stoneham police along with state police located a toddler and her maternal grandmother -- who were sought in Maine -- in Stoneham Thursday night.
The woman's vehicle was located by state and local police at a Mobil gas station at the intersection of Route 28 and South Street at about 7:20 p.m., according to state police.
Cumberland County Sheriff’s office said Melanie Wever, 49, took the child from Maine and left the state without the child's mother's permission.
The child’s mother, who lives in Indiana, called Maine authorities Wednesday.
The sheriff's office says Wever was contacted by phone and told to return the child but she had not.
“I’m shocked. I thought the woman was the mother of the baby but…she didn’t seem like she could [kidnap the child],” a witness said. “She came in and bought normal things like drinks for her, she was traveling with a guy -- a drink for him -- milk for I assume for the baby.”
The grandmother and the toddler were with state police in Medford Thursday night. It was not immediately clear when the two will return to Maine.
Wever won't face any charges.