101617 Luque Wanted SMPD

Man wanted on kidnapping, child endangerment charges

Santa Maria Police officials are searching for a suspect wanted in connection to a reported kidnapping and assault that occurred Saturday. 

Jose Luque, 30, of Santa Maria, is wanted for kidnapping, child endangerment and parole violation. He remains at large as of Monday.

After responding to a domestic violence call on Saturday, officers discovered Luque had reportedly kidnapped and assaulted an unidentified victim, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. 

The department is conducting an ongoing investigation and requests anyone with information on Luque's whereabouts to contact officials at 928-3781, ext. 2278.

Courtesy of Santa Maria Police Department

Santa Maria Police officials on Monday afternoon arrested a suspect wanted in connection to a reported kidnapping and assault that occurred Saturday. 

Jose Luque, 30, of Santa Maria, was wanted for alleged kidnapping, child endangerment and parole violation but had evaded arrest until Monday. 

On Monday afternoon, Santa Maria Police detectives and members of state law enforcement located Luque at a residence in Guadalupe. He subsequently surrendered and was taken into custody without incident, officials said. 

After responding to a domestic violence call on Saturday, officers discovered Luque had reportedly kidnapped and assaulted an unidentified victim, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. 

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Officials extended their thanks for tips they received from members of the community in an effort to local Luque. 

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