Palmdale Station deputies were flagged down in the 38000 block of 10th Street East by an informant who advised deputies that his girlfriend (the victim) had been kidnapped.
The informant was meeting with his girlfriend near “Courson Park”. When the informant arrived at the park the victim was seated in the backseat of a vehicle. Both suspects were seated in the front driver and passenger side seats. When the informant asked for his girlfriend to exit the vehicle, the suspects made statements indicating she would not be exiting their vehicle. The suspects locked the doors and drove away with the informant pursuing them. The informant eventually lost sight of the vehicle.
The informant flagged down a patrol vehicle that was in the area. While speaking with deputies, the informant received text messages from the victim stating she was scared and being held against her will. The suspects refused to release her. The victim told the informant to call the police.
Aero was requested and responded. At 11:30 pm, Aero located the vehicle southbound on the 14 freeway in Santa Clarita. Aero directed units from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) toward the vehicle.
The vehicle failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The suspects were pursued by CHP into the city of Irvine where the suspect vehicle ran out of gas and stopped on the 405 freeway near the Culver Street exit. At 12:45 am, the suspects were taken into custody without incident.
The victim was located in the vehicle safe and unharmed.
The suspects were arrested for kidnapping and the driver was additionally charged with reckless evading. Both suspect were transported to Palmdale Station and booked for the indicated charges.
Deputy Ronald Sneed
Public Information Deputy
Palmdale Sheriff Station
750 E Avenue Q, Palmdale CA