Man arrested after “series” of La Quinta indecent exposure incidents

LA QUINTA — Authorities announced the arrest of a man, who stands accused of a “series” of indecent exposure incidents in La Quinta, according to a sheriff official. A sheriff’s press release indicated the alleged suspect was believed to have been involved in at least four separately reported incidents.


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Deputies assigned to La Quinta PD’s Special Enforcement Team were investigating a series of indecent exposure reports when they identified Gregory Sebastion Valdez, 25, of La Quinta, as a possible suspect, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. David Smith later reported.

Gregory Valdez was arrested after officials say he was involved in a “series” of indecent exposure incidents in La Quinta. RSO booking photo

Based on their investigation, SET and La Quinta PD patrol deputies arrested Valdez at his Avenida Velasco residence shortly before 1 p.m., Saturday, May 11.

Jail records indicate Valdez was booked into Riverside County Jail in Indio on suspicion of a single count of indecent exposure and elder abuse. Smith did not specify what the elder abuse charge was related to in the sheriff’s press release. He was released the day after his arrest after posting $25,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at Indio’s Larson Justice Center, July 11.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy M. Rodriguez at the La Quinta Police Department (760) 863-9690 or Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch (760) 836-3215. Callers can refer to incident file number LA191230018 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of 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 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 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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