Woodcrest saturation patrol nets 43 arrests

WOODCREST — A day-long enforcement operation in Woodcrest Saturday, July 27, resulted in the arrest of 43 people, sheriff’s officials announced yesterday. Those who were arrested were charged with being in possession of or under the influence of controlled substances and deputies seized methamphetamine, heroin, drug paraphernalia, and weapons during the operation, said officials.

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After receiving numerous requests and complaints from community members, Sheriff Bianco directed Riverside Sheriff’s deputies to conduct a patrol saturation throughout the unincorporated community of Woodcrest.

During the proactive enforcement operation, deputies focused on subjects suspected of being in possession of or under the influence of controlled substances, officials explained.

“The saturation resulted in 43 arrests and the seizure of methamphetamine, heroin, drug paraphernalia, and various weapons,” officials said after the successful operation.

“Possession and use of illegal drugs are the underlying cause of many crimes affecting the citizens of Riverside County. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has a zero-tolerance policy for these offenses,” officials continued.

Officials later stressed that anyone who suspects drug or illegal activities where they live or work in areas patrolled by the Sheriff’s Department should contact their local sheriff’s station. Citizens may also submit an anonymous 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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