The father of an infant who was the subject of an Amber Alert out of Torrington last month has been arrested for interfering with police after allegedly lying to detectives about the child’s whereabouts when they searched the house looking for the baby girl and her mother.
Police issued an Amber Alert for 1-month-old Shiloh Gilber-Alfar after she and her mother went missing from Torrington in June. According to police, the Department of Children and Families had obtained temporary custody of the baby girl after Alfar tested positive for cocaine and was found to be a frequent drug user.
The mother and child were later found in Prescott, Arizona, and surveillance video from Bradley International Airport shows Alfar pushing a stroller through the terminal with a man who appears to be the father, 31-year-old William Caicedo.
Caicedo has been charged with interfering with an officer and is being held on $10,000 bond, police said. He’s accused of lying to police when they came to search the house and telling them he didn’t know where the mother and child were.
Later, Caicedo admitted to driving them to the airport on July 3, according to the Register Citizen.
Caicedo has a record of prior convictions on assault, larceny and breach of peace charges, online court records show.