AMBER Alert for Niagara County 10-month-old canceled | #childabductors

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — An AMBER Alert regarding 10-month-old Royalty Mullen has been canceled, as she was reportedly found safe and was returned to authorities.

Mullen was reported as the victim of a non-custodial abduction just before 8 a.m. on Saturday. According to the Sheriff’s office, her father, Anthones Mullen, Jr. unlawfully entered a Sweetwood Drive apartment and took her from the address, where she and her mother live.

Anthones Mullen reportedly left the scene in a vehicle with Royalty. The vehicle was later found by patrols, unoccupied, in the Woodlands Manufactured Home Community of Lockport. As patrols continued their searches, an AMBER Alert was issued for Royalty Mullen.

Other law enforcement agencies assisted in the search, and Buffalo Police later relayed that the child was received, unharmed — delivered by a relative of Anthones Mullen. Royalty Mullen’s mother was notified and reunited with the child.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s office said it is continuing its search for Anthones Mullen, as the investigation continues. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Investigator Keith Hetrick at (716) 438-3335 or the Sheriff’s office at (716) 438-3393.


The Niagara County Sheriff’s office is trying to locate a 10-month-old child who was reportedly taken unlawfully by her father, from a Sweetwood Drive residence in Lockport, around 8 a.m. Saturday. A New York State AMBER Alert was activated with regard to the missing child.

According to the Sheriff’s office, the father’s name is Anthones Mullen and he and the missing girl may currently be in the Lockport area, last seen traveling north on Central Avenue. Mullen has been described as a 37-year-old Black man, standing 5’4″ tall and weighing about 165 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown shirt and blue jeans.

The child, Royalty Mullen, was originally described as wearing only a shirt and a diaper, but according to the AMBER Alert, she was last seen in a long-sleeve blue onesie. She has been described as a Black girl, about 2′ tall and 20 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes.

A description of a vehicle was not provided.

Police believe Royalty Mullen is in imminent danger.

Anyone who sees Royalty and/or Anthones Mullen, or anyone with information on their whereabouts, is asked to call 911.

Adam Duke is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2021. See more of his work here.

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