A woman suspected of breaking into the Ashland home of her daughter's father and taking the toddler during the night earlier this month has been arrested in Las Vegas.
Medford resident Shelley Dahlstrom, 43, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, according to Ashland police. The child, who turns 2 later this year, is uninjured and safe. She has been taken into protective custody and awaits return to her custodial parent. Details on where Dahlstrom had been staying in Las Vegas were not available.
"We had some information that she was headed down south somewhere, so it's not a total shock she ended up in Las Vegas," said Ashland police Chief Tighe O' Meara.
Dahlstrom awaits extradition back to Jackson County, though when she will return is not known.
The alleged kidnapping happened in the early morning hours of July 5 at the home of the child's father in the 1000 block of South Mountain Avenue, police said.
A grand jury indicted Dahlstrom on charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree custodial interference and second-degree theft on July 11, according to court records. Records show she also has a separate open custodial interference case stemming from a November 2016 alleged kidnapping incident involving the same child, and a methamphetamine possession case stemming from an alleged May 2016 incident.
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