RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Gang Member Arrested Following Murrieta Theft Investigation
|August 19, 2021
|August 18, 2021
|31000 block of Oak Valley Road, Homeland
|Sergeant S. Dyer – Murrieta / Temecula Regional Gang Task Force
On August 8, 2021 an unknown male stole a wallet from a parked vehicle at a Murrieta Walgreens Store. An “Attempt to Identify Flyer” was distributed by the Murrieta Police Department Crime Analyst in hopes of identifying the Murrieta thief. An officer assigned to the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force (GTF) Region 4 took over the investigation. With the assistance of deputies assigned to the Perris-Lake Elsinore Regional GTF Region 6, the alleged thief was identified as 40 year-old Perris resident Paulino Perez. Perez is on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) and is also a documented criminal street gang member.
On August 18, 2021 members of Region 4 GTF conducted a probation search at the suspect’s residence in the 31000 block of Oak Valley Road in the City of Homeland. Perez was arrested at the location.
Task Force officers / deputies located evidence at the residence linking him to the theft. Additional items located at the residence included several grams of methamphetamine, heroin, and a Glock handgun lower receiver. Another unidentified probationer at the residence was also arrested on narcotic related charges. Paulino was booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center.
If you have any information related to this investigation you can contact Gang Task Force Officer R. Leitch at 951-461-6353 or if you have information related to gang or illegal weapon related activity in your neighborhood, you can contact Sergeant S. Dyer at the Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force at 951-461-6363.
You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force Tip Form. The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of several law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. The Murrieta-Temecula Regional Gang Task Force is one of 6 teams which compose the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force which is a collaborative effort of multiple law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs.
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