RIVERSIDE: Probationer arrested after compliance check

RIVERSIDE – Police officials yesterday announced the arrest of a probationer, who was found in possession of narcotics, illegally modified and stolen weapons and ammunition. The man was arrested Wednesday, May 3, in the 8700 block of Bruce Avenue in Riverside.

At the end of the compliance sweep officers arrested Joe Louis Moore, 32, of Riverside. He was booked into the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of committing 17 felonies and four misdemeanors.

His charges included multiple counts of child endangerment and willful harm to a child, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance while armed, sales of a controlled substance, possession of a short barrel rifle, possession of an assault weapon, violation of probation and other charges, City of Riverside police officials said in a social media press release.

The West Post Release Accountability and Compliance Team conducted the probation search at the residence about 4:47 p.m.

“During the probation search, PACT personnel located an AR-15 assault rifle, a .22 caliber short barrel rifle, and a .38 caliber revolver,” officials explained. “PACT personnel also located numerous rounds of live ammunition and 26 grams of suspected methamphetamine. The AR-15 was found to be a reported stolen firearm from Colorado.”

An online jail records search revealed Moore was released may 5, after posting $30,000 bail. His next scheduled court date is at the Riverside Hall of Justice May 16.


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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg and breaking his back in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.

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