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Lake Elsinore Man Suspected Of Kidnapping Mother And Child

Christian Aceves, 27, was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of trying to flee to Mexico with his girlfriend and her 2-year-old son.

Christian Aceves  Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.
Christian Aceves Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.

A Lake Elsinore man who police say was headed to Mexico with his girlfriend and her little boy against their will, has been arrested.

Christian Aceves, 27, was picked up late Thursday following a call for help. It began when officers from the Lake Elsinore Police Department were dispatched at about 5:35 pm. to the 300 block of N. Lowell Street in Lake Elsinore regarding an alleged kidnapping.

Aceves had been borrowing his girlfriend’s car for work and asked her to go with him to a local business on Main Street. The girlfriend agreed, and packed up her 2-year-old son in the car, according to a news release from the Lake Elsinore Police Department’s Sgt. David Cardoza.

Instead of staying local, however, Aceves got on the 15 Freeway and headed south, according to the news release.

The girlfriend told Aceves to return home, but he refused and drove into San Diego County, the news release continued.

A babysitter for the girlfriend called Aceves looking for her friend, and learned he was in Oceanside and possibly heading to Mexico with the mother and child, according to the news release.

The babysitter called police.

“Officers called the suspect and attempted to convince him to return home with the victim and her 2-year-old son. During the course of several telephone calls, the suspect was convinced to return to the city of Lake Elsinore,” the news release read.

Aceves was spotted on the 15 Freeway near Diamond Drive and was taken into custody without further incident.

The victim and her child were not injured during their ordeal, according to the news release.

Aceves was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, driving under the influence, and being an unlicensed driver, the news release continued.

turnitaround September 20, 2013 at 12:18 PM
Dear Patch, Does anything good happen in LE that you can also report on? The daily, tweeker, murderer, kidnapper, arsonist, child molester, it's all getting a wee bit depressing. Surely there is some good news?
kristin c September 20, 2013 at 01:11 PM
So this guy, who should be deported, will be released and given amnesty(thanks to obama) and a drivers license(thanks to jerry brown).
Lake Elsinore Mom September 20, 2013 at 01:38 PM
@Kristin C- Where in the article did it mention he was an "illegal"? If I missed it, then yes he should be deported and not allowed to come back. Otherwise he belongs in prison. Thank God for the good friend/babysitter for reacting and saving her friend and the baby!
Becky Honkington September 20, 2013 at 01:42 PM
Kristin C seems to think anyone who does not appear to be of the master race (blond with blue eyes) is from Mexico.
BLUESGUITAR777 September 20, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Becky - Not necessary. Don't be a white apologist. She simply read the story which clearly told that he was heading to Mexico. Upon reading this, plus his appearance makes it quite obvious. Also, now every US citizen requires a passport to enter Mexico. As he is obviously an illegal, no passport is necessary as he is a Mexican citizen. Simple facts which I know some people struggle with. It's okay though, we don't judge... ;o)
Becky Honkington September 20, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Blues- this statement from Kristin C is part of her usual repertoire. I saw the article and was waiting for her post.
Becky Honkington September 20, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Trust me- she didn't use the same logic you did to reach her conclusion.
Becky Honkington September 20, 2013 at 02:08 PM
And are you calling me dumb!?! Them's fightin' words! ;)
spike September 20, 2013 at 02:19 PM
BLUESGUITAR777 has a 80% chance of being spot on. ;-)
spike September 20, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Also calling someone out in California as an illegal isn't very PC. :-)
BLUESGUITAR777 September 20, 2013 at 02:27 PM
Becky - :D Mike - We're not very 'PC' 'round these parts... lol
Bd September 20, 2013 at 02:45 PM
He almost self-deported! They should have asked him to just drop off the girlfriend and baby and then keep going.
Lake Elsinore Mom September 20, 2013 at 02:46 PM
Wow Blues.. Becky some comments are better left ignored. Its ok because Blues doesn't judge. Lol!
Warren September 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM
Hey Lake Elsinore Resident it's not Wildomar!

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