Update: Angel Schat’s attorney, Rick Wood, has left us a message that there is much more to this story. We await Angel Schat’s side of what happened.
Press Release: (Bishop Police Department)
Date of Event: August 21, 2014 at 12:35pm.
Type of Event:278.5 PC- Child Abduction/Violation of a custody order.
Location:US Highway 95 near the Walker Lake area.
Suspect:SCHAT, Angel Jacoba. 43 year old female, Bishop Resident.
On Thursday, August 21 at 12:35pm, the Bishop Police Department received a request from Sean Singleton for a welfare check on
his 4 year old son living in Bishop. Singleton also told police the mother might be in the Reno Nevada area, and he believed
she might be trying to leave the state.
The residence in Bishop where the mother and child were believed to be at was checked; it was determined no one was at
the residence, and it appeared to be vacant. Bishop Police immediately distributed a “Be on the lookout” with local agencies;
all counties within California, as well as neighboring states. Further information was gathered regarding SCHAT, and it was
determined the child may be in danger while in the care of his mother and she was not allowed to take the child out of
With assistance from the California Highway Patrol, the Bishop Police Department issued an AMBER Alert for the blue 2001
Chevy Silverado driven by SCHAT, Angel Jacoba. Information was sent nationwide regarding the child abduction.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was also notified.
At 5:21pm, we received information that SCHAT might be at the Reno/Tahoe International Airport in Reno Nevada.
Video surveillance showed SCHAT, and the 4 year old child leaving the airport in the blue Chevy Silverado in an unknown
direction of travel. At 7:34pm; the Chevy Silverado was possibly seen in Lee Vining, California; but the vehicle was never located.
At 8:40pm, the Bishop Police Department received notification that SCHAT had been located on US Highway 95 around the Walker
Lake area. Mineral County Nevada Deputies received a 911 call from a subject who was behind the Chevy Silverado and deputies
were able to stop the vehicle. SCHAT; reportedly resisted arrest and deputies had to use force to subdue her. A plastic toy handgun
was also located inside the vehicle. SCHAT, Angel Jacoba was arrested on child abduction charges as well as possible new charges
with Mineral County Nevada. The 4 year old was unharmed and was taken into protective custody.
SCHAT will be extradited back to Bishop as soon as possible and will be charged with 278.5 PC- Child Abduction/Violation of a
custody order and 273(a) PC-Child Endangerment.