EDMONTON – what began as a metropolitan in Amber outside Park Ottewell Community League came to appear as a tempest in a teapot and Thursday – acting James Regan Insp ... could not be happier as emergency crews "stood down".
City police ended the Amber Alert after six hours, roped "massive" amounts of resources, James said.
The alarm – issued without a missing child report – started with a call by the park staff about suspicious male leaving Ottewell Park with a boy who appeared to be unrelated to him.
Something about the time of man disturbed Park personnel, said James.
"Right around 2 p.m., we had a young fella – between 6 and 8 years – left the Park in what was called" an uncommon male ', "he said in the early hours of the crisis.
«The park staff did speak for adults that seemed a little strange –. This just doesn't seem as if it belonged to the child … This just doesn't look right for the staff here at the Center, "he said.
As the evening wore, the community responded to the alarm with good news.
The quest was safe and sound, had visited a male relative, did belong to him and he was back safe and sound at home in another part of the city, once the news broke.
"We have six great tips and they reflect our things," said James.
"The grandmother had seen the Amber – this is simply not put two and two together, unfortunately," said James.
Drawing from the good news, emergency responses left a much lighter mood.
James has been estimated that there were 20 workers and rescue, five or six K-9 handlers, 50 or so members of the police force, and a number of undercover officers.
Asked if the result can make people hesitate to file reports, James welcomed the call proved to be unfounded.
"It was really was an appropriate response," he said. "I'm absolutely fine with how that went the whole day".
After everyone left, a rainbow broke out the sunset and Bob Hutchison was pleased with the results.
Chairman of Ottewell Community, said personnel from the correct alert police of their concerns.
"You always, if there is a problem, phone the police – are not incorrectly interpret yourself," he said.
Hutchison said the idea of a good sound input sheet, but it can be difficult to find compliance by participants, in particular the freedom of information and Privacy Act considerations.
In addition, he said, the summer program – to draw 200 youngsters on hot day – are not a substitute for parental supervision.