The suspect’s cell phone was “pinged” on Interstate 805 between Balboa Avenue and state Route 163 at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Catano.
Mesut Guler, 22, allegedly took infant Henry Guler-Romero from Sunnyvale around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Guler reportedly got into an argument with the baby’s mother about taking the child out of state. Authorities were concerned because he reportedly made threats to hurt himself and the child.
Authorities said he was driving a tan 2004 G-M-C Envoy with a large American eagle on the rear window and a license plate of 6HIL892.
CHP public affairs officer Mary Bailey confirmed that Guler was stopped at a checkpoint in Mexico, where authorities discovered there was a warrant for his arrest.
They contacted U.S. border agents in Lukeville, Arizona. Guler had a $1 million warrant out for his arrest.
Public Safety officials in Sunnvale said the child was in protective services and arrangements were being made to return him to his mother.