“Child Kidnapped in Stolen Vehicle in San Bernardino County: Angel Perez Arrested”

By | July 26, 2023

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A man named Angel Perez, 27, was arrested in San Bernardino County for allegedly kidnapping a child in a stolen vehicle. The incident occurred on July 23 when Perez, an estranged family member, arrived at the child’s mother’s home and took the 5-year-old child and her vehicle without permission. Authorities conducted a search and an AMBER Alert was activated. Perez was eventually located and taken into custody in Jurupa Valley. The child was found unharmed inside the stolen vehicle. Perez has been charged with kidnapping, child endangerment, and stolen vehicle. The investigation is ongoing. Vivian Chow reported

A man identified as Angel Perez, 27, was arrested in San Bernardino County after allegedly kidnapping a child in a stolen vehicle. The incident occurred on July 23, when deputies responded to reports of a kidnapping in Bloomington. The child’s mother informed authorities that Perez, an estranged family member, had arrived at her home and taken her 5-year-old child and her vehicle without permission.

Following the incident, a search was initiated, involving multiple units, including sheriff’s aviation and the sheriff’s bloodhound. An AMBER Alert was also activated to aid in the search for the kidnapped toddler. Meanwhile, in Jurupa Valley, Riverside County deputies responded to reports of an “erratic male throwing beer bottles at vehicles at a gas station.” The deputies identified the individual as Perez and took him into custody. The 5-year-old child was found unharmed inside the stolen vehicle.

Authorities evaluated the child’s condition and returned them to the mother along with her vehicle. Perez was arrested on charges of kidnapping, child endangerment, and stolen vehicle. He was booked at the West Valley Detention Center.

The incident is still under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact Fontana Sheriff’s Station investigators. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the We-Tip Hotline or online.

This alarming incident highlights the importance of remaining vigilant and taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of children. It serves as a reminder to always be aware of the people around us and to report any suspicious activities to the authorities. The swift actions of law enforcement, along with the cooperation of the community, played a crucial role in the safe recovery of the child..

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