Father Arrested After Amber Alert Cancelled

June 16, 2014 Updated Jun 16, 2014 at 6:31 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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June 16, 2014 Updated Jun 16, 2014 at 6:31 PM EDT

City of Tonawanda, NY (WKBW) - An Amber Alert for nine-year-old Samantha Cetola was cancelled around 3:30 Monday morning, after the girl was found safe with her father.

Police say Kevin Cetola picked up Samantha for a Father's Day walk. When she did not return home around 10:00 on Sunday night, Samantha's mother called police.

Authorities found suspicious items in Kevin's Amherst home while searching for the pair, believed to be related to a shrine for the afterlife.

Cetola and his daughter were found safe by a Town of Tonawanda patrol officer at a Mobile Mart.

He is in custody on charges related to endangering the welfare of a child.