Police: Missing boy found in Phoenix neighborhood

PHOENIX - Police have released new details Friday after a missing child was located in Phoenix Thursday.

Officer James Holmes with the Phoenix Police Department said officers responded to a report of a missing child at a Motel 6 near Interstate 17 and Indian School Road around 1:45 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, 23-year-old Dominique San Miguel reportedly said he had been celebrating with friends at his "family's house" when he decided to check in to the motel with his 5 and 3 year old sons around 4 a.m.

San Miguel said he met a woman named Booster, identified as 31-year-old Candace Clark, while checking in to the motel and they exchanged telephone numbers, according to Holmes.

Clark reportedly called San Miguel and she went to San Miguel's room to "hang out" along with another acquaintance.

While in the room, Clark was allegedly drinking alcohol while San Miguel and the second female were using methamphetamine. 

After a short period of time, the group decided to drive around in San Miguel's truck with the children, said Holmes. 

The group reportedly returned to the hotel room after about an hour where San Miguel said he passed out.

He woke up around 1 p.m. and said his 5-year-old son was still in the room, but both girls and his 3-year-old son, Stephon, were gone, according to police. 

When he began looking for them, he also reportedly discovered that his wallet, phone and truck were all missing.  

San Miguel then called police to report the missing child. 

After seeing a TV report showing the missing child's information and the information on the Chevrolet Avalanche the owner of a home in the area of 21st Avenue and Jefferson Street called police around 10:30 p.m.

She reported a friend of hers named "Booster" had a child matching Stephon's description at her home earlier in the day and the child was still there.

Stephon was subsequently recovered unharmed.

A short time later, Phoenix police officers located the stolen vehicle at an apartment complex in the area of 29th Avenue and Camelback Road.

The vehicle was reportedly occupied by Clark and Sophia Mendez-Deltoro. Both females were taken into custody. 

Holmes said Clark denied being "Booster", admitted "partying" with San Miguel, and said someone named "Boxer" was the one who took Stephon from the room. 

No suspect named "Boxer" was located.  

Clark was booked for kidnapping, theft of a means of transportation and for warrants. 

The passenger found in the stolen vehicle with Clark, Sofia Mendez-Deltoro, was booked for possession of dangerous drugs and San Miguel was booked for two counts of child neglect.          

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