Cathedral City police were investigating a possible kidnapping today.
A police spokesperson said a dispatcher received a 911 call at around 9:45 p.m. reporting the possible kidnapping in the 29-000 block of Avenida La Vista.
Officers arrived and contacted a 24-year-old man who claimed he was assaulted by the suspect. The man told officers his 21-year-old girlfriend was kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend. The kidnapped victim was forced into the suspect’s car and sped off, he said.
The suspect has been identified as Eduardo Vallejo, 23, of Cathedral City.
Vallejo was later arrested by police in the 68-000 block of Estillo Road after being stopped driving his vehicle with the victim still inside the car. Vallejo was arrested for kidnapping and false imprisonment.
The victim was not injured during the incident.
At this time, officers are still investigating the motive for the crimes.