3-month-old at center of Amber Alert found safe, 'several' taken into custody

Updated: 3:29 p.m. on March 23, 2022

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 3-month-old baby boy is back with his mother after an Amber Alert was activated just after 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, March 23. 

In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, officials said police responded to the area near 42nd and Marion for a reported abduction around 2:17 a.m.

They said the caller allowed multiple individuals to stay at her residence and then fell asleep.

When she woke up, the people were gone and her 3-month-old baby, Anthony Crudup Jr., was missing.

An Amber Alert was issued to find Crudup and a 15-year-old girl police say later said wasn't involved in the incident. 

Crowds gathered Wednesday afternoon, and cheered and thanked God as the baby boy was found at a home near 44th and Fiebrantz. 

Police said multiple suspects were taken into custody, two of which police say were at the home of Crudup's mother overnight Wednesday. 

"We are still trying to determine their specific involvement, this remains a fluid and ongoing investigation," said Inspector Paul Lough, with the Milwaukee Police Department. 

For onlookers, it was a sigh of relief. 

"It's sad because here in Milwaukee, we've seen a lot of kids found dead but this little baby was found alive and we're just happy the little baby got his family back," said Daisy Harris, who lives near where the child was abducted. 

Police thanked the departments involved in the search. 

"In addition to all our community partners that helped as well it was a great team effort and it came together nicely," said Lough. 

The community is grateful as well. 

"I swear the Milwaukee Police Department, they did their job, we have to thank Milwaukee police," Harris said. 

Police say charges are expected. 


Posted: 7:14 a.m. on March 23, 2022

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An Amber Alert has been issued for a 3-month-old child.

Anthony L. Crudup Jr. was last seen near Marion and Sherman Blvd around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 23.

In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, officials said police responded to the area near 42nd and Marion for a reported abduction around 2:17 a.m.

They said the caller allowed multiple individuals to stay at her residence and then fell asleep.

When she woke up, the people were gone and her 3-month-old baby was missing.

Investigators say a 15-year-old who was sought in connection has been located. They determined she was not involved in the child's disappearance. 

Crudup may be wearing a light blue and dark two-piece sweat suit with a white design on it.

Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee police at 414-935-7405. 

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