Photo: Manuel Valadez / Palm Springs PD
Originally published 9-25-20 via Facebook
by the Palm Springs Police Department:
“The Riverside County District Attorney’s Gang Impact Team assisted PSPD in locating Manuel Valadez at a residence in the Coachella/ Thermal area. Valadez was taken into custody without incident and was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio.
Original Press Release
Incident Type: Domestic Violence Kidnapping Investigation
Date: September 23, 2020
Time: 11:02 AM
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.”