The Madera County Sheriff's Office says it happened before 7 pm on Saturday at a house on Arizona Avenue in Madera.
Witnesses at the scene told deputies they saw the suspects try to force a 21-year-old woman into a car.
People nearby stepped in to help the woman, and the suspects ran away.
Investigators later learned that the suspects were related to the victim.
Authorities found and arrested 62-year-old Antonio Martinez, 39-year-old Elias Juarez and 28-year-old Mayda Santiago. They are all now facing charges of kidnapping and conspiracy.