PORTERVILLE — The Porterville Police Department reports a 1-year-old and her mother who were kidnapped in Porterville have been found safe.
The victims were unharmed and located in a home in the area of South E Street in Porterville. The suspects involved in the incident fled the area after leaving their car behind.
Around 2 p.m., Deleyza Ceron’s mother, 22-year-old Maria Sanchez Palomares, was assaulted and taken along with the 1-year-old by two suspects. The Porterville Police Department also reports that Palomares’ brother, Juan Regalado, may have been with them.
The Porterville Police Department reports suspects Valentin Angel Villasenor, 20, and Juan Santos Martinez, 40, reportedly attacked Palomares on South Ohio Street. Villasenor hit a Hispanic man, who was with the mother and child and eventually called police, in the head with a handgun.
Villasenor is reportedly in a relationship with the 22-year-old mother. He is a Hispanic male, 5-feet-6-inches tall, with a thin build, black hair and mustache and brown eyes. Martinez is also a Hispanic male, 5-feet-2-inches tall, 140 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.