Quincy woman facing child abduction charge arrested in small town on Wisconsin-Minnesota border

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Susanna Williams | Photo courtesy of Chicago County (Minn.) Sheriff's Department

QUINCY — A Quincy woman who had failed to turn over her five children to the Illinois Department of Family Services was arrested Tuesday in Minnesota.

An Adams County warrant was issued Monday, June 10, for Susanna Williams, 32, for child abduction and obstructing justice. Officers with the Quincy Police Department located the vehicle Williams and the five children were believed to be in by using the Flock License Plate Reader camera. The vehicle was tracked to the area of St. Croix Falls, Wis. 

Officers with the Quincy Police Department were assisted by the Polk County (Wis.) Sheriff’s Department, the Saint Croix Falls Police Department and the Chisago County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department. Investigators with the sheriff’s department located the vehicle at a motel in Taylors Falls, Minn., a town of about 1,000 people across the St. Croix River from Saint Croix Falls. 

Williams and the five children were found Tuesday on a traffic stop by Chisago County Sheriff’s investigators and taken into custody. She is lodged in the Chisago County Jail. The children were placed into protective custody by the Minnesota Child Protective Services.

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