Truckee man arrested on abduction allegations |

Truckee man arrested on abduction allegations

Truckee police arrested a Truckee man Tuesday night on suspicion of taking his child from his ex-girlfriend and hitting the woman with his car, according to Truckee Police Department reports.

Police arrested Carlos Alberto Zarate, 20 of Truckee, on suspicion of child abduction by a non-custodial parent, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, child endangerment, and violation of a court order.

At 9 p.m. Tuesday, Truckee police officers were dispatched to a 911 call from the Albertsons shopping center on Deerfield Drive. Upon arrival, a woman told police that Zarate, her ex-boyfriend, had threatened her and forcefully taken her 10-month-old child from her vehicle without permission, according to police reports.

Zarate had reportedly removed the child from the car seat and placed the child in his vehicle with no car seat, according to police. The woman approached Zarate’s car as he was leaving the parking lot, and he allegedly struck her, causing her to fall to the pavement.

The woman had primary custody of her child, and Zarate was only allowed brief and supervised visitation with the child, according to police reports.

Zarate was located at his residence by police and was taken into custody without incident. He was booked into the Nevada County Jail in Truckee.

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