Police: Oregon mom takes young daughters, group found in Tacoma
TACOMA, Wash. -- Tacoma police have found a mother - who has been dealing with mental health issues - her 8-year-old daughter, and infant daughter in a Tacoma hotel after having been reported missing from Lebanon, Ore. Saturday morning.
Both girls were found safe; officers took them into protective custody.
The mother, Danielle Michelle Roulstin, 29, took the two girls from their Lebanon, Oregon home sometime after 4 a.m. Saturday. Police initially said the 8-year-old and 5-month-old could be in danger.
Roulstin did not tell family members about plans to take the children and they weren't sure of where she could be headed.
During their investigation police found out that Roulstin has recently been dealing with mental health issues that could have potentially put the children at risk of serious harm, Lebanon Police officials said.
Officers from the Tacoma Police Department contacted Roulstin around 9:15 p.m. Saturday at a hotel near the city. The children were uninjured, safe and taken into protective custody pending return to Lebanon, police officials said in a press release.