Updated on March 5.
At about 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, Autumn Stone from Santa Rosa, Calif., was arrested under the strength of a felony warrant issued out of the Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma.
Maui Police Department officials issued a press release and social media post on Thursday requesting the publics’ assistance in locating Autumn Stone and her 9-year-old son, Santiago Barros-Stone, after the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance in locating the two.
Police say the pair was located at about 9:11 a.m., while riding the county bus. Keith Keahi of Kahului reportedly recognized Stone and Barros-Stone from social media posts. He utilized Text to 9-1-1 services to alert police of their location.
The county bus was located in Wailuku, where Stone and Barros-Stone were subsequently contacted by police. Stone was arrested and Barros-Stone was taken into protective custody, pending release to family.
Stone’s bail is set at $25,000, at the time of this writing she remains in police custody.
MPD issued a thank you to Keahi for his assistance and to all of Maui “for lending your eyes, ears and social media awareness.”
Original story published on March 4.
The Maui Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a woman and a child in an apparent child abduction case.
Authorities say that the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a child abduction case that occurred between late March 2 and early March 3.
MPD reports that they are confirmed to be on Maui at an unknown location.
Investigation reveals that Autumn Stone, the biological mother of the child, took the child from a home in a rural neighborhood in Sonoma County.
Stone has reportedly been previously served with a custody order that prohibits contact with the child. She also has a prior history of traveling out of the county, per authorities.
Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1. Those wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Maui Crime Stoppers at (808) 242-6966.