AMBER Alert Issued for One-Year-Old Girl from Porterville, California


A woman and her 1-year-old child were kidnapped from a Porterville home Friday night, sparking an Amber Alert, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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.

Palomares is 5 feet seven inches tall and weights 200 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Martinez is a Hispanic male, standing 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 140-pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Both suspects should be considered armed and unsafe, the CHP statement said.

Authorities say the suspects were last seen driving a mid 1990's white Chevrolet or GMC sport utility vehicle or possibly a suburban, with an unknown Washington license plate number.

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The rear window of the vehicle is broken out and covered in white tape.

The amber alert is active in Kern, Tulare, and San Bernardino counties. They said neither suspect is the father of Ceron.

The Porterville Police Department reports suspects Valentin Angel Villasenor, 20, and Juan Santos Martinez, 40, reportedly attacked Palomares on South Ohio Street. Officials also identified Maria's brother, Juan Carlos Regalado, 10, as a possible third victim.

Villasenor is reportedly in a relationship with the 22-year-old mother. It's believed the suspects may be in the Porterville area or potentially in route to the Riverside County (Perris, CA) area. Anyone with more information should contact the Porterville Police Department immediately at 559-782-7400.