Amber Alert: Man charged with abducting 2 boys in Saskatchewan

Police issue Amber Alert after 2 boys allegedly taken by Jarrod Charles, a Saskatchewan man who is not to have contact with children unless under supervision. Supplied / Saskatchewan RCMP

An Amber Alert that has since been cancelled was issued in Saskatchewan after two boys were allegedly abducted by a man who was not allowed to have contact with children except under supervision.

The boys, eight and 10, were allegedly taken from La Ronge, Sask., by Jarrod Charles, 18.

Police received a complaint on Wednesday just before 8 p.m. CT that one of the boys was taken by a man driving a silver van.

Officers were also told there may have been another youth in the van and they were possibly heading to Prince Albert, Sask.

Two hours earlier, the van was reported stolen from a La Ronge home, with Charles being identified as a potential person of interest.

Mounties issued the Amber Alert at 12:11 a.m. CT on Thursday when it became known that Charles was on an undertaking not to have contact with any children under the age of 16 unless accompanied by another adult.

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The vehicle was located at a home in St. Louis, Sask., by Mounties from the Wakaw detachment at 12:55 a.m.

The two missing boys, along with Charles, were located inside and the Amber Alert was ended.

Police said there was no indication the boys were physically harmed, however they were to be checked by health professionals before being returned to their families.

Charles is charged with two counts of abducting a person under the age of 14 and two counts of breaching an undertaking.

He is scheduled to appear Thursday in Prince Albert provincial court.

La Ronge RCMP continue to investigate.

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