Update 4:45 p.m.:
The mother and children were located in Mason County. Detectives on scene will be taking the children back to their father in Port Townsend. Mary E. Hos has been arrested for the outstanding warrants.
Port Townsend police are looking for two children believed to have been taken by their mother, who has warrants out for her arrest.
The police on Friday night tried to arrest Mary E. Hos, 41, on an outstanding warrant. Police said the children’s father told them Hos had fled the area two weeks ago, taking the two boys. He told police he has not seen the children since April 17 at about 6 p.m.
Police believe Hos has left the area and is taking steps to be avoided. Officers today spoke with family members who said the boys are with Hos, but they did not know where she or the boys have gone.
The two boys are 8 and 4 years old. The older child is described as white, about 3 feet 6 inches tall with blond hair and brown eyes, weighing about 90 pounds. The younger child is white, about 3 feet tall with blond hair — possibly in a Mohawk style — and blue eyes, weighing about 40 pounds.
According to police, Hos has multiple felony warrants related to use and possession of methamphetamine out for her arrest in Jefferson County.
The children lived with their father and Hos had full visitation rights, so it is not illegal for her to have the children, said Officer Patrick Fudally of the Port Townsend Police Department. However, the police are worried about children’s well-being.
“With the recent narcotic use and not being reached for two weeks, we are concerned that the children may not be getting basic necessities,” Fudally said. “We don’t know if they are living out of a car, or if they are getting food. Right now we just want to find the kids and return them home.”
Police say Hos is possibly driving a maroon, four-door, 1988 Honda Accord with Washington license-plate 843-XWL.
Police ask anyone who sees the vehicle, mother or children to please call 911.