Originally Published on 09-23-20
“PSPD received a call the the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department regarding a possible kidnapping incident that occurred within the City of Palm Springs.
PSPD learned that a female victim reported that she was taken by an ex-boyfriend at gunpoint from her residence in Palm Springs. The suspect drove the victim around the Coachella Valley and at one point fired one round from the weapon while threatening the victim.
It appears there may have been a struggle between the victim and suspect in the vehicle and the vehicle became disabled near the Costco in Palm Desert off Dinah Shore. The victim was able to flee from the vehicle and call 911.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department arrived in the area and is actively searching for the suspect identified as Manuel Valadez, 33-years-old of Palm Springs. Valadez should be considered armed and dangerous. Please do not approach Valadez. Call 911 if you see the suspect or have information on the suspect’s whereabouts.”