GREEN, OH (WOIO) - The Summit County Sheriff Office reports that a woman with history of mental health issues and drug use was the cause for the countywide Amber Alert being issued on Friday night.
On Friday, Olivia Remenyi, 27, was babysitting her 2-year-old cousin at the child's home in Green, OH.
The toddler's mother gave Remenyi permission to take the 2-year-old to the store.
According to authorities, Remenyi was instructed to return the child within the hour.
After several hours passed and she had not returned or answered her phone, the child's family decided to contact the Summit County Sheriff's Office.
Remenyi has a history of psychotic episodes and drug use.
Her vehicle was tracked by phone to the area of Simmons Court in the City of Akron.
Witnesses told law enforcement that she fled the vehicle on foot with the little boy.
The Sheriff's Office issued an Amber Alert and BOLOS were sent out in an effort to locate the pair.
Sheriff deputies, detectives, and Akron Police Officers searched the area.
At around 9 p.m., the child was located at a suspected drug house.
Remenyi left the child with strangers on the porch.
She then fled on foot and was taken into custody after a short chase.
The child was treated and evaluated on the scene by Akron Fire and released to his parents.
Remenyi was interviewed and admitted to taking the child longer than permitted by his mother.
She told detectives that she took the child with a friend to six different locations in the city to buy drugs.
She then consumed crack cocaine in the presence of the child and at the last house, she used drugs and left the child on the porch.
Sheriff Steve Barry commented, "This was an entire agency effort with wonderful results. I am very proud of our agency. Thanks to their determination to quickly follow every lead and evaluate any and all information, this child was found safe and the suspect was apprehended."
Remenyi was charged with kidnapping and child endangering.
She was booked into the Summit County Jail.