The two children who were the focus of a more than a week-long B.C. Amber Alert were found safe on a rural property in Alberta, just outside of the Town of Edson.
An investigation led by the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit alerted police to the rural property that was not linked to the mother of the children, her father or boyfriend.
At about 7:20 p.m. Saturday night Alberta RCMP responded to the property and located the two children and three adults.
Verity Bolton and her boyfriend Abraxas Glazov were arrested, while a third adult was detained, say RCMP.
Surrey RCMP Cpl. Vanessa Munn said there were “some varying levels of co-operation” during the arrest, but that they were taken into custody “without significant force.”
The children were then taken to an RCMP detachment in Alberta where their father was waiting.
Police believe Bolton, Glazov, the third adult and two children had been on the property since July 18, before the Amber Alert was issued.
Charges against Bolton and Glazov were filed in provincial court on Sunday, July 30.
Bolton, 45, is facing two charges of abduction in contravention of a custody order, while Glazov, 53 is facing two charges of abduction of a person under 14.
Both are in custody in Alberta awaiting their next court appearance.
During the 11-day Amber Alert, police received 435 tips from all over B.C., Alberta and even as far away as New Brunswick.
The Surrey RCMP expressed that they understand many people were following the Amber Alert closely over the last few days, however, there are little details they can release.
“The children have been reunited with their family, who are extremely grateful. This is the outcome we could have hoped for and is the result of hard work and perseverance of the investigation team,” Munn said.