Amber Alert canceled after mother, daughter spotted in Cheney

March 21, 2019

Police in Nampa, Idaho, issued and quickly canceled an Amber Alert on Wednesday, saying a woman and her 10-year-old daughter had been found in Cheney.

The girl, who was initially considered endangered, was found unharmed, police said.

The text alert pinged cellphones around 4 p.m. The Idaho State Police said authorities were searching for Brooke A. Helmandollar, 41, and her daughter, who were last seen Tuesday afternoon at a Nampa hotel.

The ISP said the girl might have been in danger because of her mother’s “recent threatening behavior.” The Amber Alert urged people to look out for a rented silver Nissan Sentra, possibly traveling toward Portland or Kootenai County.

The alert was canceled shortly before 5 p.m. Nampa police Sgt. Tim Riha said someone had called authorities after seeing the Helmandollars in a restaurant in Cheney.

They were reportedly spotted earlier Wednesday in Hermiston, Oregon. Riha said an investigation was ongoing. It wasn’t immediately clear what, if any, charges Brooke Helmandollar would face.