Crime

18-month-old Olympia boy found, mother arrested

UPDATE:

A child taken from the 3100 block of Bonanza Drive NE in Olympia has been found and the Amber Alert has been cancelled, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

The child, 18-month-old Mason Wilhelm, was found unharmed and was reunited with his father, said Lt. Cliff Ziesemer.

He was allegedly taken by 34-year-old Cassandra Wilhelm, his non-custodial mother, after she violated a no-contact order and assaulted the child’s father, Ziesemer said. Cassandra Wilhelm is a known heroin user.

Shortly after an Amber Alert was issued, a driver reported that he was driving behind the suspect’s vehicle in Lacey. The driver followed the vehicle until officers from the Lacey Police Department and the Olympia Police Department arrived, Ziesemer said.

The child was taken in a dark blue 2012 Dodge Avenger and found by law enforcement at 10:53 a.m. Cassandra Wilhelm was arrested.

ORIGINAL POST:

An Amber Alert has been issued for a child taken from the 3100 block of Bonanza Drive NE in Olympia at about 7 a.m., according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

The missing child is 18-month-old Mason Wilhelm, who is described as a white male with brown eyes, said Lt. Cliff Ziesemer. He was allegedly taken by 34-year-old Cassandra Wilhelm, his non-custodial mother after she violated a no-contact order and assaulted the child’s father.

Cassandra Wilhelm is described as a Korean and white woman, weighing 175 pounds and standing 5 feet 7 inches tall. She is a known heroin user, Ziesemer said.

The child was last seen in a dark blue 2012 Dodge Avenger with the license plate AIE8318. Ziesemer said she is likely still in Thurston County.

“We don’t have any reason to believe that she is going anywhere else,” Ziesemer said.

Anyone who sees the child, the suspect or the vehicle should call 911.

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