Amber Alert Canceled: Mother, 1-Year-Old Abducted from Porterville Found Safe

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Deleyza Ceron, 1, (left) and Maria Sanchez Palomares, 22 (right) (Credit: Porterville Police Department)

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.

(Credit: Porterville Police Department)

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.