Amber Alert Update: Police say no child is in danger, one person in custody

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UPDATE: Hours after an Amber Alert was issued for a 13-month-old child, police said there was no child in danger after all and one man was taken into custody.

The Fulton County ESDA said that Mitchell Dutz "had fabricated the entire story."  Dutz told police that his vehicle was stolen by three people while he was buying gas.

As law enforcement interviewed Dutz, it was determined that his story was fake, read the statement from the Fulton County ESDA.

Officials said Dutz was allegedly robbed during a drug deal and had made up the story "as a way to pursue charges against the alleged persons who robbed him."  Police said there was no vehicle stolen and there was no baby involved.

Also, Dutz had given the name of a possible suspect.  Police said that suspect "was not involved in any way."

Dutz was charged with residential burglary, false police report, false representation of a police statement, and false 911 call.  Other charges were pending.

Original: FARMINGTON, Illinois -- A 13-month-old boy was reported missing out of Fulton County, Illinois, southeast of the Quad Cities.

An Amber Alert was issued Saturday, December 15.  According to the alert, 13-month-old Bentley Dutz was in the backseat of a gold 2000 Ford Taurus when it was stolen at a Circle K.

The Taurus license has Illinois plates that read "AT70987."  The car has a cracked front windshield.

Bentley is described as having blond hair and wearing a Bob the Builder yellow and white onesie with a blue hood.   He was last seen around 5 p.m.

According to the alert, there were three suspects involved.  One was identified a black man wearing a black T-shirt and white jeans.  The other suspects were not named, but were described as black men ages 19 and 20. One was described as wearing a yellow Reebok hooded sweatshirt and the other was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt.

The Taurus was last seen in the Bartonville area around 6 p.m., which is a village in Peoria County, located about 95 miles away from the Quad Cities.

"If you see the vehicle, do not approach the vehicle," read a statement from the Fulton County ESDA.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911.

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