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Mom, infant reunited after Amber Alert; Man charged

A woman was reunited with her 18-month-old daughter after someone drove off with her in the back of the woman’s vehicle.

An Amber Alert was issued, and the girl, Kimberly Delgato, was found safe six hours later, still inside the vehicle.

Adan Ozuna, 34, has been charged in the crime.

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A Bensenville man was arrested Friday after police say he stole a vehicle and drove off with an 18-month-old girl inside.

Adan Ozuna, 34, faces several charges including unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle and endangering the life of a child.

kimberlydelgadoBensenville police say a woman briefly left her daughter, Kimberley Delgado, inside of her black Buick Rendezvous while it was still running.

While the woman was just a few feet away, talking to a friend, a man got inside her SUV and drove away, police said. Then an Amber Alert was issued.

The vehicle, with the child inside, was found a few hours later in the driveway of a home in Bensenville. The child was unharmed.

Kimberly and her mother were later reunited.

A relieved mother was reunited with her 18-month-old daughter in the back of an ambulance this morning after a terrifying six hours.

About 12:40 a.m., the mother pulled up to an apartment complex on the 900 block of W. Irving Park in Bensenville.  She was speaking with a friend at the door while her car was running with  her daughter was in the back seat.  As the mother spoke to her friend, police say a man walked out of the apartment building, saw the car running,  jumped in and drove away. Witnesses say the mother witnessed the man speed off in her vehicle.

“I saw that she was screaming, asking for baby,” said witness Yahira Olmos.  “The first thing I did was call the cops.”

Police arrived on the scene immediately and issued an Amber Alert.

Meanwhile, about a mile away, Arturo Perez got home late from work and found the black Buick SUV in his driveway.  He went to sleep and didn’t think much of it but was woken up by his roommate a few hours later saying there was a child in the back seat.  They called police immediately.

Bensenville police found the little girl – Kimberly Delgado – safe inside the Buick.

Bensenville police chief Frank Kosman says he believes the car thief didn’t realize there was a child in the back seat, and didn’t intend to kidnap the little girl.  He says the mother probably won’t be charged with anything, even though she made a mistake.

A mother’s dread gives way to an emotional reunion.

The woman reunited with her 18 month-old daughter who was abducted in Bensenville and missing for six hours Thursday morning.

Police say the mother left her daughter in her car seat in the family vehicle while she went into an apartment building at 940 W. Irving Park Road.

The car was still running, and sitting in the parking lot. She was  talking to a friend. During that time, a man walked out from the building, jumped into the car, and sped-off.

One witness describes the horrific scene.

“I saw that she was screaming. Screaming about her baby and her car. And then, the first thing I did was call the cops,” said the witness.

An Amber Alert was issued. After several hours, authorities found the car parked in a driveway about a mile away from the building.

The infant was found safely inside.

It didn’t appear the girl was harmed, but paramedics checked her out as a precaution. She was also taken to a hospital, and treated and released.

Police are looking for a man described as Hispanic, heavy build, black hair, and wearing a red sweater.

They say he does not live in the apartment building, but they believe he knows people who do.

This story was published by WGN News Writer C. Hayes.

An 18-month old girl who was the subject of an amber alert has been found safe in Bensenville.

The Deputy Police Chief of Bensenville, Frank Kosman, said Kimberly Deglado was found about a mile away from where she was last seen.

Delgado’s mother had briefly left the girl in her black Buick Rendezvous to go speak to a friend around around 12:40 a.m in the 900 block of West Irving Park Road. Delgado was left inside as the car was kept running.

Police say when the mother walked a few feet away to the entrance of an apartment building, a man got inside her SUV and drove away.

kimberlydelgadofoundThat vehicle was found around 6:45 a.m in the driveway of a home in the 11oo block of Argyle street in Bensenville. A resident of that home had gone outside to warm up their own car when they saw the vehicle in their driveway. The person who found the car called police. Police were able to match the vehicle’s description and arrived a short time later.

Police say the 18-month old girl was in the backseat of the car, crying but unharmed. Police do not think the man knew the child was inside the car.

Delgado was taken to a hospital as a precaution. She has been reunited with her mother.

Police are still searching for the suspect and are following a number of leads.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male who’s five-foot-four with a heavy build.

The man has black hair and was wearing a red sweater.