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Updated Jul 11, 2013 - 6:22 pm

Amber Alert canceled after Tempe child found safe

Olivia Rae Mosley. (Photo: Tempe Police Department)

PHOENIX -- A missing Tempe boy who was abducted by his mother was found safe Thursday, police said.

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday after 21-month-old Javidson Mosley was taken from a Tempe daycare because his mother believed he was going to be taken by Child Protective Services.

Police said that employees at Sunrise Preschool called 911 about 3 p.m. to inform them that Olivia Rae Mosley had taken Javidson from the daycare.

"She learned, just before arriving at the day care, that CPS was going to be taking custody of that child," said Tempe police.

Mosley sped away from the preschool with Javidson after getting in a confrontation with daycare workers.

Mosley was taken into custody after a brief struggle. She and her son were located in the town of Guadalupe, police said. Neither were injured.

Authorities said that Mosely has a mental illness, has not taken her medication and poses a threat to herself and others.

Mosley had been contacted by police before and her son was taken by CPS previously after it was deemed she was unable to care for the child.

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Martha is the traffic controller in the KTAR newsroom. Her full time role is that of Assignment and Breaking News Editor of KTAR News. She oversees daily Breaking News planning and over-the air execution, and puts together the elements that make it happen. She gathers and distributes daily news assignments to reporters and editors. She also reports on a daily basis, anchors news afternoons 1-2p and fills in as anchor occasionally during other time slots. She began working at KTAR in the winter of 2012 as Desk Editor and was promoted to oversee Assignments and Breaking News in 2014. During that time, she received two awards as a journalist. The first was the 2013 APTRA Awards, where she took home 2nd place for Best Serious Future in the "Recycled Orchestra." The second was a 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award for her collaboration in KTAR's Voice for a Better Arizona Series: Immigration - seeking solutions. In her piece, Martha profiled two Arizona sisters looking for the DREAM. Martha was born in Mazatlan, Mexico. She moved to Arizona in 1996 with her parents and younger sister and has lived here since. She attended Barry Goldwater High School in Phoenix and graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in Tempe. Prior to working at KTAR news she worked in news and production at Univision Arizona in Phoenix. She also supervised the marketing, catering and public relations department at Hotel Araiza, 5-star hotel in Mexicali, Mexico. She has also been a personal trainer and aerobics instructor. When she isn't in the newsroom or behind the microphone Martha is an avid gym-goer and marathoner. She trains for two races a year and enjoys taking group exercise classes, such as kickboxing, indoor cycling and weight lifting. Martha is married and lives in Surprise, AZ with 2 dogs, Tasha and Elsa, and a cat, Sammy.

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