An Amber Alert, which was activated in several Bay Area counties late Friday, was cancelled early Saturday after the two young children were found safe in Sacramento.
Initially there were no details about whether their parents were in custody, the alert simply said it was cancelled refering people to Elko police.
Later, Elko police Capt. Will Lehmann said the mother, Amber Schenck, voluntarily surrendered the children after relatives told her that an Amber Alert had been issued for their return.
"The children were fine and they are in a children's home in Sacramento,'' Lehmann said
Police said Friday the parents took them against court order.
All of the Bay Area counties impacted were south of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The family was last believed to be in Sacramento, and it was believed that their parents were attempting to drive them to Mexico. Again, the children were found in Sacramento, according to authorities.
The children were in the custody of a district court in Nevada. A court order stated that the children were in “danger of serious physical harm or death.”
Police said the children's father, Martin Cisneras Rosales is a 33-year old Hispanic man who has an alias of Martin Cisneros. He was last seen with Amber Schenck, a 29-year-old white female and the mother of the two kids.
The alert comes in the wake of a high-profile kidnapping case in San Diego that prompted California to issue its first statewide Amber Alert to cellphones.
Some NBC Bay Area viewers were asking on Facebook why they did not receive a notification on their cellphones, like when a 16-year-old girl from San Diego went missing last week.
Authorites said Friday's Amber Alert is a regional one and that the cellphone alerts are only deployed statewide.
The children are Lillianna Ramirez, a 9-year-old Hispanic female, and Martin Angel Rosales II, a 3-year-old Hispanic male (pictured above).
Martin Rosales has violent tendencies when dealing with police, the Amber Alert read.
There is also a restraining order keeping him away from his son issued July 26, 2013.
Please call 911 if you have any any information.