Hector Rios is accused of taking an 18-month-old old child from a family he was staying with for several days. It happened on Prospect near Woodland Avenues in Visalia around 11 p.m. Friday night.
Police say Rios took off with the toddler in the family's vehicle. Officers spotted the pair, and after a short pursuit, the suspect's car crashed into a tree.
The child was not hurt and is now back with the family.
Rios is in jail on multiple charges.