Probationer arrested after Riverside armed robbery

RIVERSIDE — A probationer armed with a Taser was arrested after allegedly committing an early-morning robbery in Riverside today, Wednesday, May 15.


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Riverside police officers were dispatched to the area of Linden St. and Rustin Ave. shortly after 2 a.m., after receiving reports of an armed robbery.

Officers investigating the incident determined the suspect, later identified as David Dumont Kennedy, 29, of Riverside, “brandished and activated a Taser while demanding money from the victim,” RPD later reported.

Already on probation for an earlier conviction, David Kennedy was arrested again this morning after officers say he committed an armed robbery. Riverside PD photo

“The victim, who was unharmed, gave him his money and the suspect fled the area on foot,” explained RPD.

After being provided a description of the suspect, officers began searching the area, eventually locating Kennedy a short time later. Jail records indicate he was apprehended and arrested several blocks away on Blaine St.

Based on their investigation, Kennedy was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of second-degree robbery, being a felon in possession of a stun gun, and violation of probation. He remains in custody and is being held without bail.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Riverside PD at (951) 826-5700. Callers can refer to incident file number 190014213 and can remain anonymous.

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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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