Update: Fresno police have located kidnapping suspect Joe Luis Garcia and placed him under arrest.
Just before 3 p.m. Thursday, detectives from the Street Violence Bureau spotted Garcia’s vehicle in the area of Los Angeles Street and Butler Avenue and initiated a traffic stop that ended inside the spiral garage at Inyo and Van Ness avenues in downtown Fresno.
Garcia gave up and did not resist, Lt. Mark Hudson said.
Three people were in the car with him including the victim, Lisa Peraza, 41, who was abducted Wednesday.
“She was shaking but not injured,” Hudson said.
The involvement of the other two is still being determined by detectives.
Garcia will be booked on a kidnapping charge, Hudson said.
Original story: Fresno police are searching for a woman who was abducted from a convenience store in southwest Fresno on Wednesday night, and have identified a man suspected of committing the incident.
Lt. Tom Laband say the suspect, Jose Luis Garcia, 45, beat the victim in May, sending her to a hospital. That was the end of their relationship, but apparently Garcia was stalking her before the abduction.
Lisa Peraza, 41, was last seen at the store in the 300 block of West North Avenue. She parked at the store about 7:30 p.m., and within a minute, video cameras show Peraza being forced into a 2000 Chevy pickup. Witnesses also saw the incident.
The pickup was tan or gold in color, with black rims and an extended cab.
Peraza is 5-feet, 4-inches tall and 100 pounds. She was wearing a dark maroon tank top and yellow shorts.
Laband said Garcia aparently caught up with the victim as she was in a pickup at Fresno and C streets. Laband said Garcia jumped in the back of the truck and tried to smash the back window before jumping out.
The driver of the truck stopped at the market on North a short time later and Peraza was abducted by a suspect who appeared to be Garcia.
Anyone with information on Peraza’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 559-621-2331.