Police: Missing 2-week-old child found; teen father in police custody

Posted at 7:40 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 09:24:55-04

The Coconut Creek Police Department said Monday evening that the missing two-week-old child who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found and is 'preliminarily Ok.'

The baby's teen father is in police custody in Apopka, near Orlando.

Police said that at 2:30 p.m. officers responded to the 4900 block of Fisherman's Drive in Coconut Creek to investigate a domestic dispute

According to police, the suspect, 17-year-old Jonathan Garcia, forcibly removed his son, Joshua Pachon Quinteron, from his mother.

Witnesses told investigators that Garcia was seen hitting and shaking the child as he was running away from the scene.

The boy is 19 days old, born on July 15, 2020.

Investigators determined that Garcia took an Uber ride with the child to Oakland Park.

He was last seen exiting the Uber with the child near the intersection of NE 10th Avenue and NE 38th Street in Oakland Park.

The child was entered into the state and national missing and endangered child database and the Amber Alert was issued.

Police said in a tweet Monday evening that the child will be checked out at a hospital.

No more information was immediately available.