Police search for kidnap suspect who took car with Avondale boy inside

Avondale police are searching for Ivana Enriquez Arreola, who allegedly stole her boyfriend's car with his 10-year-old boy inside. The boy was found safe.

AVONDALE, Ariz. - Police are searching for a woman who took an Avondale man's BMW on Tuesday evening without his permission while his 10-year-old boy was in the backseat.

The suspect, Janela Ivan Enriquez-Arreola, 20, is wanted on suspicion of kidnapping, theft of a vehicle, and child endangerment, according to Avondale police.

Police later found the 2001 BMW near 32nd Avenue and Van Buren Street in Phoenix with the boy inside.

The boy's father told Avondale police that his son suffers from a serious medical condition. He told officers he believed Enriquez-Arreola was the person who took his car near Dysart Road and MC 85 in Avondale.

Avondale police describe Enriquez-Arreola as around 5-foot-2 and 125 pounds, with brown eyes and brown shoulder length hair.

The 10-year-old was taken to a hospital as a precaution and reunited with his father.

Police are still searching for Enriquez-Arreola.

Anyone who recognizes her from the picture or has information about her whereabouts can contact Avondale PD at (623) 333-7001 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377). Please reference report #17-50029.

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