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Posted on: January 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Vehicle Theft / Hit and Run



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Vehicle Theft / Hit and Run
Station Area:Moreno Valley
Written Date:January 14, 2021Time:2:45 PM
Incident Date:January 14, 2021Time:8:52 AM
Incident Location:Delphinium Avenue and Indian Street
Reporting Officer:Deputy Rafael Lopez
File Number(s):MV210140042 / MV210140102

Jospeh Gallo Mitchell


On January 14, 2021, at 8:52 AM, deputies from the Moreno Valley Station responded to the area of Delphinium Avenue and Indian Street regarding a hit & run traffic collision. Witnesses reported seeing the driver flee from a vehicle and into the surrounding neighborhood.

When deputies arrived, it was discovered the vehicle had collided into a street light. It was also discovered the vehicle had been previously reported as stolen, earlier in the morning from the city of Moreno Valley.

A check of the neighborhood was conducted by responding deputies and a male matching the suspect description was located. The male, Joseph Gallo Mitchell, 28 years old, was later identified as the driver of the vehicle.

Mitchell was arrested for Vehicle Theft, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence (Drugs) and Violation of Probation. Mitchell was subsequently booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Deputy Rafael Lopez of the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station at 951-486-6700, or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at 951-776-1099.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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