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Mother Arrested After Giving Police False Information Leading to Amber Alert

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    Mother Arrested After False Info Leads to Amber Alert: GPPD

    A Grand Prairie mother is arrested after police said she made up a story of an infant being inside her stolen car in hopes it would be found faster by authorities. (Published Saturday, May 26, 2018)

    An Amber Alert was canceled within an hour being issued early Saturday morning after police determined there was no child missing.

    Officers arrested Margarita Levrie for filing a false report to a police officer after police said Grand Prairie police said she told them an infant was inside her car when it was stolen, forcing police to quickly issue an Amber Alert. Police said she made up the story in hopes of getting her car located faster.

    Police responded at about 10p.m. Friday in the 2100 block of Fort Worth Street where Levrie reported her car was stolen with her four-year-old and ten-month-old inside. She told police the four-year-old was dropped off, but the infant was still in the vehicle.

    Police issued an Amber Alert for the ten-month-old they believed was inside the woman's stolen car.

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    Investigators later discovered the woman made up the story and there was no child remaining in the car. The Amber Alert was deactivated within an hour of being issued.

    Levrie was arrested for filing a false report to a police officer, a Class B misdemeanor and taken to the Grand Prairie Jail.

    Her car remains stolen.

    Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye tweeted his reaction to the incident.

    "Erroneously expending taxpayers’ dollars and averting policing resources, from those who need them, will not be tolerated," Dye said.

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