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SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
Tuesday July 25th, 2023 :: 04:32 p.m. PDT


Deputies Arrest San Jacinto Man After He Stole a Family Member's Vehicle and Fled with a Child

DATE/TIME: July 23, 2023, at approximately 7:42 p.m.

INCIDENT: Kidnapping, Child Endangerment and Stolen Vehicle

LOCATION: 18800 block of 4th Street, Bloomington

SUSPECT(S): Angel Perez, 27-year-old resident of San Jacinto

VICTIM(S): Confidential (5 year-old child)

SUMMARY: On Sunday, July 23, 2023, at approximately 7:42 p.m. deputies from the Fontana Sheriff's Station responded to a call for service involving a stolen vehicle and missing child on the 18800 block of 4th Street in Blomington. The frantic mother told deputies an estranged family member, Angel Perez, showed up to her residence and took her vehicle and child, without permission. 

Investigators organized various resources, including Sheriff's Aviation and the Sheriff's Bloodhound, to conduct neighborhood checks with the utilization of PA announcements from patrol units and assistance from additional local agencies. Station detectives were notified and called out to assist in locating the critical missing child. 

As detectives worked on an Amber Alert, Riverside County Sheriff's from the Jurupa Valley Station responded to a call for service on the 5500 block of Mission Avenue, involving an erratic male throwing beer bottles at vehicles at a gas station. Deputies contacted and detained the subject, later identified as Angel Perez. Deputies also located the 5 year-old child, scared but uninjured, inside the stolen vehicle. The child was evaluated by paramedics and returned to the mother unharmed, along with her vehicle. Perez was arrested for the above charges and booked at the West Valley Detention Center without further incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact investigators at the Fontana Sheriff's Station. Callers wishing to remain annonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at  

Refer: Detective Sims
           Deputy Christensen

Station: Fontana Station

Phone No. 909-356-6767

Case No. 032301677

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
17780 Arrow Blvd
Fontana, CA 92335

Emergency: 9-1-1

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