Bill Chin, the town’s director of information technology, has told The Times that Police Chief Michael Lombardo confirmed that seven-year-old Trumbull resident Ariel Revello has been found.
Trumbull police Lt. Leonard Scinto confirmed that the missing child had been located in Queens, New York Saturday shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12.
In a press release, he said the boy’s father, Rodolfo Revello, called Trumbull police and told them he was leaving his son with a relative.
“Officers in new york were provided this information and after responding to the address provided located Ariel safe and unharmed,” Lt. Scinto said. “Arrangements are underway this evening to reunite ariel with his mother.”
Revello, 43, was not located and his whereabouts are unknown.
The incident is still under investigation and police will be seeking to obtain a warrant for Rodolfo’s arrest on multiple charges
Police said that Revello forcibly entered his wife’s home on Unity Road around 4:30 a.m. Saturday and assaulted her before snatching his seven-year-old son.
According to a report, Revello went to retrieve a knife from the kitchen during the break in but was disarmed by his 17-year-old stepson.
During that time period, the wife was able to escape by jumping out of her bedroom window and hiding in the yard.
Lt. Scinto said that Revello took several thousands of dollars of cash and jewelry from the victim’s room before waking Ariel and fleeing the residence in a 2015 White Ford transit cargo van with the license plate C040379.
The victim was transported to the hospital, the release added, and treated for non-life threatening injuries.