Police arrest woman suspected in abduction

Published on: 11/26/2009

Milwaukee police last night arrested a 19-year-old woman who was being sought by the Wauwatosa Police Department on suspicion of abducting and abandoning a friend's 10-month-old child.

The suspect, who was identified in earlier reports as Diandra N. Kroening, was located walking in the 1600 block of W. Lincoln Ave. about 10 p.m. Wednesday and was taken into custody, according to the Milwaukee police.

She was then turned over to the Wauwatosa Police Department, Milwaukee police said.

According to Wauwatosa police reports, Kroening took the 10-month-old from a home in Wauwatosa while the baby's mother took a shower.

Kroening abandoned the baby in a yard a short time later, and the unharmed child was returned to her family.