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Mug shots of North Las Vegas kidnapping suspects

Posted at 7:56 AM, May 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-15 22:02:47-04

LATEST UPDATE: North Las Vegas released the names of the suspects and the circumstances behind Anastasia Barletta's kidnapping Saturday.

23-year-old Dennis Gentle and 21-year-old Samantha Campbell were arrested for one count each of first degree kidnapping and grand larceny auto pending further investigation.  They were booked at the Las Vegas City Detention Center.

On Saturday at about 2:45 a.m., officers responded to a disturbance call in the 4200 block of Oak Bay Way. Arriving officers contacted an injured woman and discovered her 22-month-old daughter Anastasia Barletta as well as her vehicle were missing. The child had last been seen by other family members at about 11:45 p.m. the previous evening.

At about 11:15 a.m. on Saturday a man contacted police at the North Las Vegas Police Department Northwest Area Command and notified them he had the located the missing toddler. Anastasia was returned to family members and appeared unharmed.

The preliminary investigation indicates the victim’s mother encountered the male and female suspects on Friday evening. Prior to that evening they were not known to the family. After spending some time together, a physical altercation took place and the suspects took the mother’s vehicle and the child.  

The suspects eventually took the child to a house. A man at the residence became aware of the Amber Alert out for the child. The man took the child to a North Las Vegas Police Station and called police to return her.   

Officers learned the suspects had possibly fled on foot. They located the suspects in the area of Ann Road and Simmons Street where they were taken into custody.

UPDATE: North Las Vegas police confirmed that Anastasia Barletta was found safe late Saturday morning.

She was turned into the North Las Vegas Police Department Northwest Area Command. North Las Vegas police said the suspects dropped the girl off with someone else and asked that person to return her to police.

Two suspects were taken into custody at a Walmart. They were seen walking a few blocks from the family's car. They were taken into custody without incident.

At this point, police believed the suspects did not know Anastasia's mom. Police said the mother may have been impaired when her daughter was taken. Neighbors said she appeared to be drunk.

A neighbor came across her early Saturday morning and found her bleeding from the mouth. She told police she had been involved in a fight.

"I'm just glad that I walked through at the right time," Santiago Garcia said. "She could've been there all night and [I'm glad that] she's alive and the kid is home safe."


NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Police need help locating a North Las Vegas toddler who went missing Friday night.

22-month-old Anastasia Barletta was last seen at her family’s home in the area of West Craig Road and Allen Lane at about 11:45 p.m.  Anastasia is described as a female toddler about 33 inches tall and weighing about 28 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Anastasia may be in a blue 2007 Honda Accord four door with Nevada license plate 809LME. The vehicle has tinted windows and a small dent on the rear driver side door.

An Amber Alert was issued just before 11 a.m. Saturday.

The suspects are a white woman with pink hair and a tall, thin black man with a thin mustache and short or no hair. Both are said to be in their mid 20s to early 30s.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Anastasia Barletta or the Honda Accord is asked to contact the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111.