Canadian woman arrested in Belize for kidnapping her son

By Michelle Sutherland
Staff Reporter

A Canadian woman living in Belize for the last four years, was arrested and sent back to her home country on Wednesday for kidnapping her son after Canadian authorities issued a warrant for her arrest for violating a court custody order.

Robin Leanne Greenway Trockstad, 33, was arrested in the Cayo district where she had taken up residence. Trockstad and the biological father of her four-year-old son, Treyson Trockstad-Greenway have been locked in a custody battle for the child for the last three-years. Her ex-husband Chad, however, won sole custody of Treyson.

In Canada, Trockstad will face a charge of ‘abduction in contravention of a custody order’. Authorities tracked her to Belize and she was discovered by San Ignacio police living in the quiet neighborhood of Mosquito Ville in San Ignacio town.

She allegedly escaped with her son, who was 11-months old at the time, from their home in Lethbridge, Alberta in January 2014. A warrant was issued for her arrest after she failed to drop off her son for a court-ordered visit.

Canadian authorities were tipped off by Belizean officials about her whereabouts in July. A joint operation between Interpol, Major Crimes and San Ignacio police later led to her arrest.

During her stay in Belize, Trockstad became part of a local religious ministry, where she claimed that she was forced to flee from her country after she became concerned about her personal safety and her son’s.
Canadian officials had tracked her through Guatemala, Mexico and Belize, where she was spotted in Spanish Lookout and Belmopan on several occasions.

Arrangements are now being made by the Belize Human Services to reunite the four-year-old child with his father.

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