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Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: Rancho Mirage Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: May 8, 2018 Time: 6:00 AM
Incident Date: May 8, 2018 Time: 12:33 AM
Incident Location: 72-000 block of Frank Sinatra Dr., Rancho Mirage
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Rod LaBrecque
File Number(s): S181280001

Details:

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at approximately 12:33 AM, officers from the Rancho Mirage Police Department responded to a single vehicle traffic collision in the 72000 block of Frank Sinatra Dr., Rancho Mirage.  It was determined the driver, Nicole Tamez, 20 years of Palm Desert, was travelling Westbound on Frank Sinatra Dr. and ran off the roadway at Bob Hope Dr.  Tamez did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision, but during the investigation it was determined that Tamez showed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol.  Tamez was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, and was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.  Once treated, she was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Officer Michelle Hart with the Rancho Mirage Police Department at (760) 836-1600, or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #S181280001.






Press Release: DUI Checkpoint
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: April 26, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM
Incident Date: May 05, 2018 Time: 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Incident Location: Highway 111 X Deep Canyon Road, Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Jorge Ramirez
File Number(s): Various
Checkpoint Results: May 06, 2018 Time: 3:00 AM

DUI Checkpoint Nets 0 DUI Arrests

Palm Desert, CA – Palm Desert Police Department’s Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on May 5, 2018, at Highway 111 and Deep Canyon Road, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Palm Desert Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.  Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

  • 137 Vehicles passed through the checkpoint
  • 332 Vehicles were screened
  • 0 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
  • 0 DUI-Drug impaired suspects arrested
  • 21 Field sobriety tests were conducted
  • 1 Arrested on other Criminal Charges
  • 3 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 1 Vehicles were towed
  • 6 Citations issued

Drivers are encouraged to download theCalifornia Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP)Opens in New Window free mobile app for Android or iPhone.  The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more.  The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

The Palm Desert Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint or a DUI Saturation Patrol soon in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.




Press Release: DUI Saturation Patrol
Agency: Perris Police
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: 05/01/18 Time: 09:03 AM
Incident Date: 05/05/18 Time: 08:00 PM – 03:00 AM
Incident Location: Throughout the city of Perris
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Marshall
File Number(s): Numerous
Patrol Results: 05/06/18 Time: 02:25 AM

DUI Saturation Patrol Nets 1 Arrest

Perris, CA – Perris Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, 05/05/18, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.  High Visibility Enforcement efforts like this have a deterrent effect, lowering the incidents of impaired driving, and impaired related traffic collisions.

This DUI saturation patrol resulted in the following:

  • 17 Vehicle enforcement stops
  • 1 Arrest
  • 13 Citations issued for unsafe driving violations
  • 1 Vehicle towed

Tairy Colonoyola

During the saturation patrol, one driver, identified as Moreno Valley resident, Tairy Colonoyola, 28, was stopped for driving over 75 m.p.h. on Perris Boulevard. Colonoyola had her two small children in the car and was under the influence of alcohol. Colonoyola was arrested and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center on child endangerment and other misdemeanor charges. Child Protective Services responded and took custody of the children.

Perris PD will be conducting another DUI saturation patrol in the near future in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.






Press Release: Driving Under the Influence – Traffic Collision
Agency: Palm Desert Police
Station Area: Palm Desert
Written Date: May 5, 2018 Time: 5:00 AM
Incident Date: May 4, 2018 Time: 10:56 PM
Incident Location: 45-000 Block of Hwy. 74., Palm Desert
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Francisco Velasco
File Number(s): T181240132

Details:

On Friday, May 4, 2018, at approximately 10:56 PM, officers from the Palm Desert Police Department responded to a single vehicle traffic collision in the 45-000 block of Hwy. 74, Palm Desert.  It was determined the driver, Jody Pope, 47 years of Hemet, was travelling northbound on Hwy. 74 and collided with the curb. Pope did not sustain injuries as a result of the collision, but the passenger in his vehicle did sustain minor injuries. During the investigation, it was determined Pope showed symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. The passenger declined medical assistance at the scene of the collision. Pope was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, and he was transported to a local hospital as a precaution.  Once treated, he was booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Officer Steven Nelson with the Palm Desert Police Department at (760) 836-1600, or call anonymously at (760) 341-STOP (7867) and reference incident #T181240132.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.






Press Release: Daytime Curfew/Truancy Enforcement
Agency: Moreno Valley Police
Station Area: Moreno Valley
Written Date: May 4, 2018 Time: 4:00 PM
Incident Date: May 4, 2018 Time: Between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Incident Location: City of Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Victor Tejeda
File Number(s): Various

Details:

On Friday, May 4, 2018, Officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department’s School Resource Unit, in a collaborative effort with the Moreno Valley Unified School District, Juvenile Probation, and the Youth Accountability Team (YAT), conducted a city wide daytime curfew enforcement between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM.  The Officers patrolled the city of Moreno Valley in search of juvenile students who either failed to report to their assigned campus at the start of the school day or left their campuses without permission while school was in session.  Both of these actions constitute a violation of Moreno Valley City Ordinance 11.05.030.

During the course of the enforcement, Officers located and detained 11 violators. The students were transported to their assigned school for disciplinary proceedings and issued a citation to appear in court.

A truant student is defined by section 48260 (a) of the California Education Code as a pupil subject to compulsory full-time education or to compulsory continuation education who is absent from school without a valid excuse three full days in one school year or tardy or absent for more than a 30-minute period during the school day without a valid excuse on three occasions in one school year, or any combination thereof.  It should be noted, parents and/or guardians of students who have been reported as truant three or more times within a school year may be charged with a misdemeanor under California Penal Code section 270.1.

The goal of this program was to take a pro-active approach toward student daytime curfew/truant violations and emphasize the importance of school attendance and how it correlates with student success in the future.  The youth in the community need to be aware that school attendance is important, and they need to be in school.  Future operations of this type are planned.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.






Press Release: Burglary – Arrest
Agency: Lake Elsinore Police
Station Area: Lake Elsinore
Written Date: May 4, 2018 Time: 2:15 PM
Incident Date: April 20, 2018 Time: 1:56 PM
Incident Location: 18000 block of Dexter Ave., Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Brett Seckinger
File Number(s): L181100062

Details:

Brandan Morales Rodriguez

On Friday, April 20, 2018 about 2:00 p.m., an officer assigned to the Lake Elsinore Police Department responded to the LA Fitness gym reference a theft investigation. The victim reported a loss of personal property from his locker within the facility. A list of stolen property, to include a laptop computer, wedding band and gift cards from Costco were among other items stolen. At the time of the initial investigation, no suspect leads were developed.

On April 30, 2018, an investigator working patrol was dispatched to a follow-up investigation where the victim of the theft was reporting his stolen Costco gift cards were used at the Costco store in Lake Elsinore. The investigator obtained surveillance video of the suspect and developed other investigative leads. An “Attempt to Identify” flyer was generated and presented to staff at LA Fitness.

On May 3, 2018, the investigator received a call from a manager at LA Fitness advising a member of the club recognized the suspect and observed the suspect currently inside LA Fitness. This club member observed the suspect open lockers inside the men’s locker room and remove a wallet from a locker. With the assistance of club employees, the suspect was detained. A uniformed officer responded to LA Fitness and detained the suspect.

The suspect was transported to the Lake Elsinore Police Station for further investigation.  Subsequently, search warrants were served in San Jacinto and Lake Elsinore. The initial victim’s laptop computer was recovered, along with 15 men’s watches, and 10 high value men’s wallets. Property belonging to another victim was recovered, who stated his property was stolen from a locker in a LA Fitness gym in Oceanside, California. Other property was also recovered.

The suspect, identified as Brandan Morales Rodriguez, 29- years old and a resident of Lake Elsinore was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on charges of Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property.

The burglary investigation is continuing and anyone who may have been a victim of a theft at LA Fitness is encouraged to contact Lead Investigator Carranza at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at 951-245-3300.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.






Press Release: Vehicle Theft / Identity Theft / Possession of Stolen Property
Agency: Temecula Police
Station Area: Southwest
Written Date: 05/04/18 Time: 11:30 AM
Incident Date: 05/01/18 Time: 10:00 AM
Incident Location: 42200 Block of Main Street, Temecula
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Jon Wade
File Number(s): TE181210064 & TE181210008

Details:

On 5/1/18, a Temecula resident reported that his 2006 Chrysler 300 had been stolen from the 42200 block of Main Street in the City of Temecula. The key to the vehicle had inadvertently been left in the vehicle by the victim.

A short time after the victim realized his vehicle had been stolen, he was notified that an unknown person was attempting to use his credit card at a nearby retail business. The investigating officers responded to the business and retrieved video images of the person attempting to purchase goods using the victims credit card. The images were relayed to the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) and the person was identified as Joshua Pruitt, 28 years from Temecula.

The Temecula Special Enforcement Team assumed the investigation and began tracking down leads. The investigation revealed that the victim’s vehicle was stolen on 5/1/18 by Rudolfo Villasenor (20 years from Temecula). After taking the vehicle, Villasenor drove to a local Motel within the city of Temecula and met up with Indira Sanchez (22 years from Temecula), Joshua Pruitt and a third male. Pruitt removed the victims credit cards from the vehicle while Sanchez and Villasenor maintained possession of the stolen vehicle. Within a short time, Pruitt attempted to use the stolen credit card to buy items at a nearby store; however, the sale was declined. Pruitt fled from the business and discarded the victim’s credit cards.

Villasenor and Sanchez maintained possession of the victim’s vehicle until Sanchez was observed parking the car at a nearby shopping center. The vehicle was located and recovered by Temecula Police Department Patrol officers in the late evening hours of 5/1/18. On 5/2/18, Villasenor and Sanchez were located and arrested without incident by members of the Special Enforcement Team. A second stolen Chrysler 300 was located and recovered at a nearby apartment complex. The vehicle had been stolen from a business parking lot within the City of Temecula, on 5/1/18, by Rudolfo Villasenor.

 

Rudolfo Villa Senor, Indira Sanchez and Joshua Pruitt were all arrested and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center on the following charges:

Rudolfo Villasenor– Two (2) counts of Vehicle Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Residential Burglary, (1) Active Misdemeanor Warrant.

Indira Sanchez –  Possession of Stolen Property, Under the Influence of Methamphetamine, (1) Active Misdemeanor Warrant.

Joshua Pruitt – Identity Theft, Commercial Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Violation of Probation.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.






Press Release: Multiple Residential Burglaries / Recovered Stolen Vehicle Investigation
Agency: Temecula Police
Station Area: Southwest
Written Date: 04/27/18 Time: 2:00 PM
Incident Date: 03/27/18 Time: 3:00 PM
Incident Location: 37700 Block of Fisher Road, Unincorporated area known as Anza
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Jon Wade #3258
File Number(s): D180860051, D180790072, MV181020062, TE180970014

Update 05-04-2018:

Frederick Kinzenbaw Jr.

On 5/3/18, members of the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) conducted follow-up investigation at a 5 acre property in the 59700 block of Grandon Road, unincorporated area of Anza. The SET officers went to the property in order to conduct a probation check onFrederick Kinzenbaw Jr. (47 years from Anza).  Kinzenbaw Jr. is the father of Broderick Kinzenbaw and Brentin Kinzenbaw who were previously arrested in connection with multiple residential burglaries.

While at the location, SET officers located a stolen travel trailer on the property. The travel trailer was reported stolen from the unincorporated area of Hemet in April of 2017. In addition to the stolen travel trailer, a shotgun, ammunition and stolen property from one of the residential burglary investigations was located and recovered. Kinzenbaw Jr. is a convicted felon who is not allowed to be in possession of either firearms or ammunition.

Kinzenbaw Jr. later arrived at the property and was arrested without incident. A stolen firearm taken during one of the residential burglaries was also located and recovered. Kinzenbaw Jr. was later booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center for: Ex-Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Ex-Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Possession of Stolen Property.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team at (951) 696-3000.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

Details:

In March of 2018, multiple residential burglaries occurred within the unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Anza. During one of the burglaries, multiple firearms and a large amount of U.S. currency was stolen from a residence.

On April 6th, 2018, officers from the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team contacted and arrested Broderick Kinzenbaw (9/7/94) and Alyssa Gervais (2/27/96), both from Anza, for outstanding arrest warrants. At the time of the arrest, Broderick and Alyssa were located at a Temecula motel and were found to be in possession of a large amount of U.S. currency and personal property that was later linked to one of the residential burglary victims. Broderick was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center on his outstanding felony arrest warrant, while Alyssa was cited and released for her misdemeanor arrest warrants.

While conducting follow-up investigation, officers from the Special Enforcement Team were able to identify multiple residential burglary victims and connect Broederick Kinzenbaw and Alyssa Gervais to the crimes.

On April 13th, 2018, Alyssa Gervais and Brenten Kinzenbaw (11/26/97 – Broderick’s brother) were contacted and detained at a motel within the City of San Jacinto. Brenten Kinzenbaw was observed arriving at the location in a vehicle, which had been reported stolen in the City of Moreno Valley on April 12th , 2018. Inside of the stolen vehicle,  officers located and recovered multiple firearms and ammunition which had been stolen during the Anza area residential burglaries.

Both Brenten Kinzenbaw and Alyssa Gervais were booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center on the listed charges:

Alyssa Gervais – Residential Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine.

Brenten Kinzenbaw – Possession of Stolen Property (Vehicle), Possession of Stolen Property (Firearms),  Ex-Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Ex-Felon in Possession of Ammunition,  Possession of Methamphetamine.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team at (951) 696-3000.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.






Press Release: Felony D.U.I. Traffic Collision
Agency: Perris Police
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: 05/04/2018 Time: 9:00 AM
Incident Date: 05/03/2018 Time: 9:54 PM
Incident Location: Perris Blvd. x Mildred St., Perris
Reporting Officer: Sergeant  Lamb
File Number(s): PE181230174

Details:

Gilberto Espericueta

Officers from the Perris Police Department responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Perris Blvd. and Mildred St, in the city of Perris. Gilberto Espericueta, 28-year-old from Perris, was travelling west on Mildred St., when he failed to stop for a red light and collided with a vehicle travelling north on Perris Blvd. Espericueta and the driver of the other vehicle were injured and transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. Espericueta was found to be driving on a suspended license for DUI. Espericueta received a medical clearance at a local hospital before being booked for Felony DUI at the Robert Presley Detention Center.

This investigation is on-going.  Anyone with information on this investigation is encouraged to call Deputy Christopher Grimm at the Perris Police Department, (951) 210-1000. The Perris Police Department encourages the public not to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. To report drunk drivers, please call 911.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.






Press Release: Stolen Vehicle Recovery; Suspect Arrested
Agency: Coachella Police
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: May 3, 2018 Time: 10:19 p.m.
Incident Date: May 3, 2018 Time: 6:21 p.m.
Incident Location: 48000 block of Harrison Street in the City of Coachella
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Angel Ramos
File Number(s): Y181230050

Details:

Jose Lemus

On May 3, 2018, at approximately 6:21 p.m., Coachella Police Officers responded to the 48000 block of Harrison Street in Coachella reference a stolen vehicle.  The victim advised she found her stolen vehicle and was observing a male pumping fuel into the car.  The victim remained on the phone with dispatch, keeping responding officers abreast of the suspect’s actions.  As units arrived, the suspect drove-off in the stolen 2013 Kia Optima.  Officers quickly got behind the stolen vehicle and conducted a felony stop.  Arrested was the driver, and sole occupant, Jose Beltran Lemus, 26 years old of Coachella.  The vehicle was returned to the victim and Lemus was booked into the jail in Indio for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Scott of the Coachella Police Department at (760) 863-8990.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.






Press Release: Residential Burglary Arrest
Agency: Hemet Station
Station Area: Hemet
Written Date: May 3, 2018 Time: 5:00 P.M.
Incident Date: March 21-26, 2018 Time: Unknown
Incident Location: 26000 Block of Chestnut Drive, Hemet
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Robert Duckett
File Number(s): D180850038

Details:

Robert Mendoza

On May 3, 2018, a Riverside County Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Hemet Station investigated a reported burglary.  The victim reported sometime between March 21 through March 26, 2018, their residence was burglarized.  The report was forwarded to the investigative unit, and the unit’s crime analyst was able to identify a potential suspect.  On May 3, 2018, Hemet Sheriff’s Station Investigators served a search warrant in the 1200 block of South Buena Vista Street, located in the city of Hemet.  Robert Daniel Mendoza, 36 years old and a Hemet resident, was arrested for the residential burglary.

Items from the initial burglary were recovered and returned to victim.  There are still 15 gold Kuggerands and 50 silver coins with a total value of $25,000.00 unaccounted for.  The suspect was ultimately booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center for burglary and possession of stolen property.  The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind residents to take photos and record identifying numbers of their valuable property for identification, should an incident like this occur.  Anyone with information related to this offense, or others similar to this, are encouraged to call Investigator Porrazzo at the Hemet Sheriff’s Station (951) 791-3400.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.






Press Release: Stolen Vehicle Recovery; Suspect Arrested
Agency: Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: 05/03/18 Time: 8:50 PM
Incident Date: 05/03/18 Time: 4:10 PM
Incident Location: 52000 block of Tripoli Way in the City of Coachella
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s): Y180590027

Details:

Carlos Tapia

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 4:10 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force was conducting proactive patrol in the City of Coachella.  Task Force Officers located an occupied stolen vehicle parked near the 52000 block of Tripoli Way.  They arrested Carlos Tapia, 38 of Coachella for vehicle theft, vehicle theft with priors and violation of probation.  Tapia was booked at the Indio Jail.

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Officer Matos at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951-922-7601.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.







Press Release: Domestic Violence / Attempted Murder
Agency: Perris Station
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: May 3, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM
Incident Date: May 2, 2018 Time: 1:50 PM
Incident Location: 31000 Block of Allen Avenue, Homeland, CA
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Curt Harris
File Number(s): PC181220034

Details:

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 1:54PM, Perris Station Deputies were dispatched to a residence situated in the 31000 block of Allen Avenue, Homeland, CA after receiving a 911 call for help.  When deputies arrived, they located 40-year old Richard Anthony Lopez suffering from gunshot wounds.  They also contacted a 34-year old female at the residence who suffering from numerous injuries to her head and face.  Lopez was provided First Aid and transported to Inland Valley Hospital in Wildomar for professional medical treatment.  Paramedics also administered first aid to the female, but she declined additional medical treatment at the time.

Perris Station investigators deployed to the scene and acquired evidence and statements to determine what had occurred.  The female was subsequently transported to the Perris Station and interviewed.  Several hours later, Lopez was released from the hospital and transported to the station for further investigation.

The investigation revealed Lopez and the female were involved in an on-again/off-again relationship.  Today, Lopez arrived at the female’s residence unannounced and uninvited.  While there, Lopez beat the female and brandished a firearm as he threatened to kill her.

At some point during the altercation, Lopez set the firearm down. The female quickly grabbed the gun to defend herself and ordered Lopez to leave her house.  Lopez refused to do so and attempted to assault her again. The female discharged several rounds from the firearm, striking Lopez in the process.

After Lopez was interviewed, he was transported to the Cois Byrd Detention Center to be booked for Attempted Murder, Domestic Violence, Criminal Threats and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Bail was set at $1,000,000.00.

This investigating is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Cassie Pemberton at the Perris Station by calling (951) 210-1000, or by email at PerrisStation@RiversideSheriff.org.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.






Press Release: Suppression Patrol in Desert Hot Springs
Agency: Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force
Station Area: Riverside County
Written Date: 05/02/18 Time: 8:15 PM
Incident Date: 05/02/18 Time: 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Incident Location: Desert Hot Springs
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Paul Heredia
File Number(s): GE181220001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 008

Details:

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 1:00 P.M. the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force conducted a suppression patrol in Desert Hot Springs.  The operation was carried out with the assistance of Gang Task Force Regions 2 and 4 to combat recent gang crime in the city.  During the operation Gang Task Force Officers arrested seven subjects for various offenses including vehicle theft, possession of narcotics for sales and possession of brass knuckles.  The following subjects were booked at Larry Smith Detention Center in Banning:

  1. Gilberto Salazar, 42 of Desert Hot Springs arrested for Vehicle Theft.
  2. Cassey Fite, 27 of Desert Hot Springs arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sales and Violation of Parole.
  3. Darold Ballard, 46 of Desert Hot Springs arrested for Contempt of Court Warrant.
  4. Julian Barela, 34 of Desert Hot Springs arrested for Possession of Brass Knuckles.
Darold Ballard Julian Barela Brass Knuckles
Cassey Fite Gilberto Salazar

The Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force is committed to creating safe and secure neighborhoods free of violent crime and gang activity. If you have any information about this crime, please contact CVVCGTF member Officer James at (760) 836-1600. If you have non-emergency information regarding gang activity, please use our online Gang Task Force Tip Form or call 951-922-7601.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.






Press Release: Possession of Illegal Drugs For Sale (Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine)
Agency: Temecula Police
Station Area: Southwest
Written Date: 05/02/18 Time: 10:00 AM
Incident Date: 05/01/18 Time: 6:30 PM
Incident Location: 26600 Block of Ynez Road, Temecula, Ca.
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Jon Wade
File Number(s): TE181210173

Details:

Ryan Thomas Mayfield

On 05/01/18, officers from the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team observed two males inside of a parked vehicle in the 26600 block of Ynez Road. The vehicle was backed into a parking stall and the males were being approached by multiple individuals. As the officers observed the activity, they noticed what appeared to be hand to hand transactions occurring between the male seated in the driver’s seat and approaching buyers. The buyers arrived in separate vehicles, parked nearby and approached the vehicle on foot in order to make the transactions.

After a short time, members from the Temecula Special Enforcement Team approached the vehicle and contacted, Ryan Thomas Mayfield (35 years from Murrieta, Ca.) and a male passenger. Mayfield was acting nervous and initially gave the officers a false name and date of birth. Eventually, Mayfield was identified and it was discovered that he had two (2) active felony warrants for his arrest. Both warrants were related to charges of possessing illegal drugs for sale.

During a search of the vehicle, officer located, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Along with the illegal drugs, more than 20 hypodermic syringes, packaging and a digital scale for weighing the drugs was also located.

The male passenger was cleared of any involvement and released at the scene. Mayfield was later booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center for his outstanding warrants and for being in possession of illegal drugs for sale, possession of illegal drug paraphernalia,  violation of probation, and providing false information to the police.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Temecula Police Department’s Special enforcement Team at (951) 696-3000.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.






Press Release: Street Racing & Traffic Safety Enforcement
Agency: Jurupa Valley Police
Station Area: Jurupa Valley
Written Date: May 1, 2018 Time: 3:30 PM
Incident Date: April 28, 2018 Time: 8:00 PM to 3:00 AM
Incident Location: Area of Harrel Street x Wineville Avenue, City of Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Raemie Wood
File Number(s): Numerous

Details:

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Jurupa Valley Police Officers conducted zero tolerance enforcement activities in an effort to combat illegal street racing, sideshows, reckless driving and other related traffic offenses.  A marked increase in street racing related activity has been noted at several locations throughout the city in recent months, jeopardizing the public as well as the participants themselves.

During the enforcement operation, officers responded to multiple reports of vehicles and pedestrians congregating in the area of Harrel Street and Wineville Avenue, Jurupa Valley. Upon the arrival of officers, several vehicles were observed driving recklessly in close proximity to spectators and deploying illegal fireworks.

The following person was detained and arrested for driving a vehicle without a license and his vehicle towed pursuant to the vehicle code violation.

  • Mario Alberto Gonzalez Jr, age 21, of Riverside

In an effort to keep the community safe, the Jurupa Valley Police Department will continue zero tolerance enforcement operations targeting illegal street racing activities and reckless driving. It should be noted that these operations will include arresting and or citing participants and spectators at these illegal events.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.






Press Release: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint
Agency: San Jacinto Police
Station Area: Hemet
Written Date: May 1, 2018 Time: 10:00 A.M.
Incident Date: May 5-6, 2018 Time: 6:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M.
Incident Location: 7th Street x Main Street, San Jacinto
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Robert Himmelberg
File Number(s): Multiple
Checkpoint Results: May 6, 2018 Time: 2:00 A.M.

Update 05-06-2018:

The San Jacinto Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on May 5, 2018, on 7th Street between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The San Jacinto Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.  Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

  • 890 Vehicles Screened
  • 3 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
  • 18 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked





Press Release: DUI / Driver’ License Checkpoint
Agency: Lake Elsinore Police
Station Area: Lake Elsinore
Written Date: May 1, 2018 Time: 3:00 p.m.
Incident Date: May 5, 2018 Time: 7:00 p.m to 2:00 a.m.
Incident Location: Undisclosed in the City of Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer: Sergeant James Woodland
File Number(s): Numerous
Checkpoint Results: May 6, 2018 Time: 2:00 a.m.

DUI Checkpoint Nets 3 Arrests

Lake Elsinore, CA – Lake Elsinore Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on May 5, 2018, at Railroad Canyon and Church between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  Lake Elsinore Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI.  Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

  • 1,268 Vehicles Screened
  • 3 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
  • 1 Suspects arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales)
  • 1 Arrested on other Criminal Charges\
  • 13 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 30 Citations issued





Press Release: Homicide
Agency: Central Homicide Unit
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: May 4, 2018 Time: 10:00 PM
Incident Date: May 4, 2018 Time: 12:09 PM
Incident Location: 1400 Block of Sweet Bay Drive, Perris
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Wallace Clear
File Number(s): PE181240050

Details:

Alexander Aguayo

On May 4, 2018, at 12:09 a.m., officers from the Perris Police Department responded to an assault with a deadly weapon at a residence on the 1400 block of Sweet Bay Drive, Perris. Officers arrived within minutes and were directed by neighbors to an adult male lying on the floor of his open garage. The victim; identified as 37-year-old, Raul Carbajal, suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

While at the scene, officers were advised the suspect was an adult male neighbor who fled the area in his vehicle. The suspect, identified as 39-year-old, Alexander Aguayo, was located nearby and stopped and detained by additional Perris officers.

Based on the circumstances, investigators from the Perris Police Department and the Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded to the scene and assumed the investigation which led to the arrest of Alexander Aguayo, for murder. He was transported to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside, where he is held on $1,000,000 bail.   Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Wortman at Perris Station, at 951-210-1000, or Investigator Trudeau, at the Central Homicide Unit, at 951-955-2777.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s Homicide Tipline online form.






Press Release: Gang member arrested for possession of stolen firearm and drugs
Agency: Gang Task Force
Station Area: Jurupa Valley
Written Date: 05/01/2018 Time: 10:30 AM
Incident Date: 04/27/2018 Time: 11:30 AM
Incident Location: Mission Boulevard X Fort Drive, Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Frank Lodes
File Number(s): GR181170001

Details:

Dennis Leon Yniguez

On Friday, April 27th, about 11:30 AM, members of the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force conducted a traffic enforcement stop in an alley near Mission Boulevard and Fort Drive in Jurupa Valley. Task Force officers contacted the driver, identified as 37-year old Jurupa Valley resident, Dennis Leon Yniguez, who was on supervised release in San Bernardino County and wearing a GPS ankle monitoring device. Task Force officers determined Yniguez was in possession of methamphetamine and an active participant of a criminal street gang. Further investigation revealed Yniguez discarded a stolen firearm from the vehicle just prior to the enforcement stop. The firearm was previously reported stolen from a residential burglary that occurred in Jurupa Valley in 2013. Yniguez was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for the following charges:

  • Gang member in possession of an unregistered and stolen firearm
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Felony out of county no bail warrant

Anyone with additional information regarding this arrest is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Lodes from the Region 7 Regional Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734.

The Region 7 Gang Task Force is one of seven teams composing the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force, which is a collaborative effort of 25 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs throughout Riverside County. The Region 7 Gang Task Force is composed of members from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Probation and Parole.





Press Release: Fatal Traffic Collision
Agency: Perris Police
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: 04/30/18 Time: 7:00 AM
Incident Date: 04/28/18 Time: 6:06 PM
Incident Location: Perris Blvd. @ Walnut St., Perris
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Marshall
File Number(s): PE181180055

Fatal Traffic Collision, Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

Perris, CA – Officers from the Perris Police Department responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of Perris Blvd and Walnut St, in the city of Perris. The preliminary investigation showed a motorist, a 74-year-old resident of Grand Terrace, was travelling eastbound on Walnut St and came to a stop at the intersection of Perris Blvd. The motorist attempted to cross traffic and drive northbound on Perris Blvd when he was struck by a motorist travelling southbound Perris Blvd. The 74-year-old driver sustained major injuries, was transported to a local hospital, and died from his injuries. The motorist travelling southbound was identified as a 20-year-old resident of Perris, who sustained minor injuries. Both drivers were not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The Perris Traffic Reconstruction Team responded to the location and assumed the investigation. The southbound lanes of Perris Blvd were closed temporarily during this investigation and re-opened to traffic at 9:08 pm.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision and has not been interviewed is encouraged to call Officer Kiebach at the Perris Police Department, (951) 210-1074.

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

 

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 several other news organizations, including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle and Anza Valley Outlook, as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and The Mountain Echo in Shasta 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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