Ansonia PD: Woman, 6-month-old girl found safe following abduction
The Ansonia Police Department says a 22-year-old woman and a 6-month-old girl have been found safe after being abducted by the girls' father Saturday.
According to a news release from the police department, Joshua Lopez, 23, of Ansonia, abducted Galylea Perez, 22, and 6-month-old Eliana Lopez at 5:15 p.m.
Joshua Lopez was driving a four-door silver Honda Accord with Massachusetts registration 2NCT89. He implied he had a gun, but no weapon was displayed.
A police statement earlier in the day said there is currently a no contact court order out of New York City against Joshua Lopez involving Perez.
Ansonia police say they were contacted by the Shelton Police Department around 7 p.m. and were notified that Joshua Lopez was in custody.
Joshua Lopez (Courtesy of the Ansonia Police Department's Facebook page.
No weapon was found on him or on his car at the time of his arrest.
Perez and Eliana Lopez were not on scene but had been picked up by a family relative and were both safe and unharmed.
Joshua Lopez was charged with violation of a protective order and breach of peace in the second degree.
He was held on a $100,000 bond and will be arraigned at the Derby Superior Court Monday Aug. 29.
Ansonia police urge anyone who may be in a relationship where domestic violence is occurring to contact authorities.
Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In the Valley, The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services can be reached by phone at 203-736-9944, 203-789-8104 or 1-888-774-2900 or through the internet at https://bhcare.org/page/22595-The-Umbrella-Center-for-Domestic-Violence-Services- .
Statewide domestic violence assistance can be found at www.CTSafeConnect.org or by calling or texting (888)774-2900.