Amber Alert For Oakland Girl Canceled After Police Determine Call A Hoax

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A man who was falsely accused of kidnapping Friday morning in an incident that triggered an Amber Alert has been arrested on domestic violence and assault charges, Oakland police said Friday.

The Amber Alert was issued following a traffic collision at 94th Avenue and Holly Street that was reported around 12:30 a.m., police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

When officers arrived on the scene a woman told them that her husband, Kim Tolefree, 47, had rammed her vehicle with his truck following an argument and taken the couple’s 18-month old daughter at gunpoint.

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After an investigation, however, police determined that the child does not exist and that a kidnapping had not occurred, Watson said. The Amber Alert was canceled.

Investigators did determine, however, that Tolefree had assaulted the woman with his vehicle, Watson said.

Tolefree turned himself in to police after he saw the coverage of the incident, and was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and assault charges.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Oakland police at (510) 238-3641 or leave an anonymous tip at (510) 637-0298.

Watson did not say if the mother would face charges for filing the false report.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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