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Amber Alert issued for 4-yr-old boy

January 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A statewide Amber Alert is in effect for a 4-year-old boy abducted in northern California. Investigators say Juliani Cardenas was snatched from his grandmother's Patterson home Tuesday. Juliani is described as a Hispanic boy, 3 feet 6 inches tall and 40 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing dark pants and a light blue shirt.

The suspect is his mother's former boyfriend, 27-year-old Jose Rodriguez. Rodriguez is not the father of the child.

Rodriguez is driving a silver Toyota Corolla with California license plate number 6HBW445. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Rodriguez was last seen wearing a white and black shirt, checkered pants and a beanie.

Police say Rodriguez is a dangerous man with an extensive criminal record.

Anyone with information is asked to call 9-1-1 or your local police station.