The 14-year-old girl had been taken from Glennville, Ga., on Sunday.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, November 12, 2012
Norcross police found missing 14-year-old Amber Alert victim Griselda Cibrian at an area motel Monday morning, according to a news release from the police department. The girl had called her mother shortly before and told her where she was, police said. She was picked up at about 8:20 a.m. She had been reported missing from Glennville in Southeast Georgia on Sunday afternoon. About an hour later, police found the man Griselda left Glennville with, 24-year-old Raymundo Aranda-Parra, and took him into custody, according to the news release. Police said Aranda-Parra is being held on the charge of interference with custody while detectives investigate. The story is developing. Patch will have more details later.
Patch finds out the difference between a Mattie's Call and other emergency alerts and how they are used.
Smyrna-Vinings residents were on the alert this weekend after the Smyrna Police Department issued a Mattie’s Call for a missing teen. But what is a Mattie’s Call? How does it differ from a Levi’s Call and how do police know when to issue one? Patch caught up with Public Information Officer Michael Smith to learn more. He explained that there are specific criteria that differentiate Mattie’s Calls from Levi’s Calls “The state—and it’s not just Georgia—have set it so the system isn’t overly used,” he said. “When we use it, we want people to pay attention and as with anything else, if you get too much of it and it’s not pertinent information people start ignoring it. That’s what we don’t want from any of those things.” Smith used this weekend…