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Posted on: June 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Felon with a Firearm, Illegal Chop Shop



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Felon with a Firearm, Illegal Chop Shop
Station Area:Cabazon
Written Date:June 8, 2020Time:5:00 PM
Incident Date:June 8, 2020Time:10:00 PM
Incident Location:12000 block of Ruiz Rd., Banning
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jonathan Bodnar
File Number(s):MG201600003


On Monday, June 08, 2020, about 10:00 AM, deputies from the Cabazon Station were dispatched to a report of a stolen John Deere Tractor in the unincorporated area of Banning. Deputies located the tractor as it pulled into a residence in the 12000 block of Ruiz Road, in unincorporated Banning and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, Daniel Marcotte, was detained without incident.

Deputies located an additional stolen vehicle nearby and requested the assistance of RAID (Riverside Auto theft Interdiction Detail). A search warrant was served at Marcotte’s residence. 16 stolen vehicles, 45 rifles, 18 handguns, and evidence of a chop shop were located in and around Marcotte’s residence. All stolen property was recovered, and all identified victims were contacted.

During the investigation, Daniel Marcotte (43 years-old from Banning) was arrested for weapons violations, Possession of Stolen Property, and operation of a chop shop.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is encouraged to contact the Cabazon Sheriff’s Station at 951-922-7100.

Daniel Marcotte
Daniel Marcotte

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