Sandoval Woman Arrested For Felony Kidnapping

(SALEM, IL) — Bail remains set at $100,000 for a 37-year-old Sandoval woman returned from Florida on a warrant charging her with felony kidnapping of an infant child. According to court records, the warrant charged Crystal Berkel with knowingly and secretly confining an infant after taking the child out of state without the consent of the baby girl’s mother. Berkel reportedly took the child May 24 and was located by police while at a Florida rest stop about 48 hours later. She was taken into custody and the uninjured infant was returned safely to a relative. Berkel was transported back to Illinois Thursday and was taken to the Marion County Jail. She was arraigned on the charge against her on Friday and is scheduled for a first appearance June 27 with her court appointed attorney.