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Police: West York kidnapping suspect spotted in York City, considered 'armed and dangerous'

Lindsey O'Laughlin
York Dispatch
Police from multiple jurisdictions search for a man that fled from a stolen vehicle in the Hill Street and Spahn Avenue area, Monday, May 27, 2019. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

The man who allegedly tried to kidnap his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her West York home on March 30 is facing additional robbery charges after allegedly fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle on Memorial Day.

In a news release Monday, May 27, York City police identified Isaiah S. Valenti, 31, as the driver of a vehicle that had been reported stolen about 9 a.m. that day.

Police said an officer spotted the vehicle about 10 a.m. near the intersection of Elm and Albemarle streets and tried to speak to Valenti, who sped away, "driving recklessly" through stop signs.

There was reportedly a 9 mm handgun in the stolen car, a gray 2018 Ford Fusion, police said.

Valenti is wanted out of York City, where he is charged with robbery and making terroristic threats, and out of West York, where he is charged with burglary, kidnapping, unlawful restraint and other charges, court documents state.

Isaiah S. Valenti, 31, of York City, is wanted by police for robbery of a motor vehicle, terroristic threats, kidnapping and other charges. Valenti fled from police Monday, May 27, after an officer initiated a traffic stop.

Alleged kidnapping attempt: Police said Valenti kicked in the door of his ex-girlfriend's apartment about 6 a.m. March 30 and forced her outside to his car.

Valenti allegedly threatened to shoot the woman's cousin, who was at the apartment and tried to intervene.

The woman's two children, ages 5 and 8, also were in the home at the time, court documents allege.

But when Valenti saw police in the area, the woman escaped and Valenti fled, police said.

Police said more charges are expected to be filed against Valenti and that anyone who spots him should call 911 immediately.

Members of the public can submit anonymous tips to York City police by texting "yorktips," along with the information, to 847-411.

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Police from multiple jurisdictions search for a man that fled from a stolen vehicle in the Hill Street and Spahn Avenue area, Monday, May 27, 2019. 
John A. Pavoncello photo
Police from multiple jurisdictions search for a man that fled from a stolen vehicle in the Hill Street and Spahn Avenue area, Monday, May 27, 2019. 
John A. Pavoncello photo