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Posted on: July 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Carjacking Suspect



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Carjacking Suspect Arrest
Station Area:Wildomar
Written Date:July 21, 2020Time:2:20 AM
Incident Date:July 20, 2020Time:10:43 PM
Incident Location:Autumn Sage and Valley Vista, Wildomar
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Rick Garcia
File Number(s):WI20202077


On Monday, July 20, 2020 at 10:43 PM deputies were on routine patrol in the area of Autumn Sage and Valley Vista when they saw an occupied white Mercedes.  A check of the license plate revealed it was a vehicle stolen during a carjacking in Buena Park.  A vehicle stop was conducted and Thomas Truehill Lopez, 32 years old from La Mirada, was taken into custody.  Methamphetamine was found on the suspect and the victim’s stolen property was located inside the vehicle.  The suspect was arrested for carjacking, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.  Buena Park Police Department will be following up carjacking investigation as it occurred in their city.      

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Crivello of the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at (951) 245-3300.

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