BEAUMONT: 3 arrested after multi-agency investigation leads to drugs, weapons

BEAUMONT — Reports of a possible burglary in progress led to the discovery of nearly 400 pounds of marijuana and numerous “illegal assault weapons” as well as a stolen handgun, Thursday, Apr. 19.

Beaumont PD and assisting agencies seized nearly 400 pounds of marijuana and numerous weapons after serving a burglary-investigation related search warrant. BPD photo

After an investigation Beaumont police officers arrested 31-year-old, Peter Vang and 32-year-old, Singxay Vang, both of Fresno, and 31-year-old Beaumont resident, Seng Pha.

Vang and Singxay were booked on suspicion of transportation of marijuana and Pha was booked on suspicion of felony child endangerment. All three were booked into Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

Beaumont police officers were dispatched to a home on the 1400 block of Currant Way, after receiving a 911 call from a citizen reporting a suspicious male looking into cars.

An officer who arrived within minutes spotted two men running from a residence toward a pickup truck parked nearby and officers detained the two men for further investigation.

A Beaumont PD K-9 that responded to the scene alerted on the men’s truck and a subsequent search of the vehicle yielded about 143 lbs. of marijuana, according to Beaumont PD. All of the marijuana was packaged for sale.

Based on the discovery, Beaumont PD sought and obtained a search warrant for the residence the men had fled from and Riverside County Central Post-Release Accountability Compliance Team, Riverside County Pass Area Gang Task Force members, Beaumont Multiple Enforcement Team, and others served the warrant at the home.

“A search of the residence revealed approximately 249 lbs of marijuana and numerous illegal assault weapons including one stolen hand gun,” said Beaumont PD, whose investigation, which is being assisted by ATF and Child Protective Services, is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Beaumont Police Sergeant Wann at (951) 769-8500.

Officials seized numerous “illegal assault weapons” and a stolen handgun during the search warrant. BPD photo


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Trevor Montgomery, 46, recently moved to Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook as well as 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, breaking his back and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries 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 27 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 14 grandchildren.

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