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Westminster police locate missing children, mother arrested

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. — The mother of two Westminster children who were reported missing July 4 has been arrested for suspicion of child neglect, according to police.

Just before 8 p.m. Friday, officers located the two missing children near 41st and Navajo Street. The children were returned home unharmed.

Detectives arrested their mother, 30-year-old Monique Vigil, on two counts of

suspected child abuse criminal negligence. She is being held at the Adams County Jail.

Police say there was no injury involved.

Police said 9-year-old Andrew Vigil, and his 10-year-old sister, Diamond Vigil, ran away Thursday night, and were last seen in the neighborhood of 73rd Avenue and Bryant Street in Westminster at about 1 a.m.

Officers said three children ran away after having an argument with their mother about watching fireworks Thursday night. The oldest child returned home at about midnight, but his brother and sister never returned.

Westminster police went door to door throughout the neighborhood, and residents in the area received emergency notifications about the missing children.

Officers said Andrew and Diamond frequently run away and use public transportation by themselves to travel throughout the Metro area, but authorities were concerned they had not returned home.

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Police said 9-year-old Andrew Vigil, and his 10-year-old sister, Diamond Vigil, ran away Thursday night after an argument with their mother.

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