Murrieta PD’s Weekly Roundup 6/14

From Murrieta PD/Facebook

– We are fortunate enough to meet a lot of people. Some people more than once. Some people in the same week. Last Wednesday we received a phone call from a woman stating that her vehicle had been broken into. Video at the location was able to provide the officer with a very detailed description of the person that did it. That same person was still sitting in front of the location, three hours after he broke into the car. #cantmakethisup Nicholas Rich (see last week’s Roundup) still had the victim’s property in his pocket. #nothispants #caughtonvideo It was back to #CBDC for Mr. Rich.

– Thursday Julia Reynolds attempted to cash a fraudulent check at a local business. Unfortunately for Julia, the employee recognized her #fakeID and called MPD. Inside Julia’s car, Officers Bradley and Hayes located additional fake ID’s, credit cards belonging to people other than Julia and counterfeit checks. Julia went to #CBDC for forgery, fraud and false identification.

– It’s pretty safe to say that everyone is sick and tired of looking at graffit #itsnotpretty, so when our officers catch someone in the act, it’s certainly worthy of the Roundup. Early Thursday morning, officers spotted Christopher Crawford walking away from a shopping center where all of the stores were closed. #nothinggoodhappensaftermidnight. When the officers contacted Christopher, they saw that he had fresh paint on him. #clue1 The officers then saw the cans of spray paint. #clue2 #itsnotmypaint A records check of Mr. Crawford revealed that he was on probation for vandalism. #clue3 Guess what was just around the corner…fresh graffiti! Mr. Crawford was less than cordial with the officers #justbenice #whyareyoudoingthistome, but that’s ok. Not many people like to go to #thebyrdhouse.

– Friday morning, when the rest of the town was sleeping, Adam Frljuckic and Valerie Karnes were caught driving around Murrieta in a #stolencar or #rollinstolen or #ridindirty #whicheveryouprefer. Officer Williams took their stolen ride, meth and burglary tools and escorted them to #CBDC. #hessuchapartypooper

– Friday afternoon MPD received a call from a local Starbucks stating that a female had grabbed several of their reusable cups and ran out the door. We’re all for protecting the environment, but come on. Officer Hollenweger caught up to the #environmentallyconscience female down the street. Heather Harris went to #thebyrdhouse for theft and the cups were returned to Starbucks. #FYI #thebyrdhouse uses #recyclablecupstoo

– Friday was a busy day. Officer Hom was in the Wal-Mart parking lot when he found a stolen car. Two females and a male were seen walking into the store, so naturally, Officer Hom wanted to meet them. #itsthepolitethingtodo #manners Johnny Alcantar was located trying to hide in the bathroom, but you can’t hide from #theHom. Officer Bradley located one of the females, Jessica Spiegel attempting to leave the store. I’d leave too if I had four felony warrants and two misdemeanor warrants. #doh #justtakecareofthem Jessica and Johnny spent the night in #thebyrdhouse and the third female was released at the scene.

– Gas is expensive, we get it. But stealing gas is not cool. #almost5bucksagallon David Rivas was caught Sunday afternoon siphoning gas from a vehicle. #weseeyousittinginyourvan David went to #CBCD for theft and violating his #probation.

– Corporal Romero was conducting extra patrol at the Residence Inn when he located a stolen vehicle. #somanystolenvehicles It was 3:12 a.m. so imagine his surprise when the person driving the stolen car approached Corporal Romero and apologized for his poor parking. #manners Felix Lewis spent the rest of the night in #CBDC and the car was returned to the owner. #godirectlytojail

– If you’re on parole and have #meth and #heroin, Officer Williams will find you. It’s like he has #radar for that kind of stuff. Carl Devine went to #CBDC for the narcotics and violating his parole. Matthew Vanderwater also went to #thebyrdhouse for narcotics.


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Trevor Montgomery, 47, 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. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s 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 – soon to be 15 – grandchildren.

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