Temecula PD P.O.P. Team Connects 14 Burglary Cases-Two Suspects Arrested
Written by Trevor Montgomery
Temecula, Calif.; Throughout the entire month of October, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Temecula Police Station investigated a series of commercial burglaries that were occurring throughout the city of Temecula.
Deputies assigned to the Temecula Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Team were assigned to conduct an investigation and began following up on investigative leads related to the all of the local burglaries mentioned below:
- October 2, 2015 – 39100 block of Murrieta Hot Springs Rd. (unincorporated Murrieta)
- October 5, 2015 – 28100 block of Jefferson Ave
- October 5, 2015 – 39500 block of Winchester Rd
- October 10, 2015 – 43800 block of Butterfield Stage Rd
- October 10, 2015 – 31200 block of Temecula Parkway
- October 10, 2015 – 26400 block of Ynez Rd
- October 13, 2015 – 44000 block of Ynez Rd
- October 13, 2015 – 43800 block of Butterfield Stage Rd
- October 13, 2015 – 31200 block of Temecula Parkway
- October 13, 2015 – 32000 block of Temecula Parkway
- October 13, 2015 – 44500 block of Bedford Court
- October 16, 2015 – 41200 block of Margarita Rd
- October 26, 2015 – 31000 block of Temecula Parkway
- October 26, 2015 – 31100 block of Temecula Parkway
Through thorough and lengthy investigative means, these series of burglaries were determined to be connected and two specific suspects were identified as being involved in all the various burglaries. Deputies were eventually able to connect these burglaries to two specific suspects, later identified as 47-year-old Robert Menard and 42-year-old Ariel Lee Arnold.
Arrested for multiple felony charges were Robert Menard and Ariel
Based on the extensive investigation by the Temecula P.D. Problem Oriented Policing Team, on November 6, 2015, both Menard and Arnold were taken into custody in the 24000 block of Silo Circle, Wildomar.
Menard was arrested for conspiracy to commit burglary, commercial burglary and a violation of his Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS).
Arnold was arrested for conspiracy to commit burglary, commercial burglary and a violation of probation.
Both Menard and Arnold were later booked into the Southwest Detention Center for their involvement in these series of burglaries.
In a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff Department, Sergeant Chris Gaskins wrote, “The Temecula Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a high quality of life and encourages citizens to report any suspicious activity they observe. Anyone with questions about this investigation can contact Officer J. McClellan of the Temecula Police Department at (951) 696-3000.” Callers can remain anonymous.
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