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Posted on: December 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Sexual Battery

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Brian Gutierrez

File # EV223550058


Michael Marende

On December 21, 2022, deputies in the city of Eastvale, responded to the Eastvale Gateway Shopping Center regarding a report of a sexual battery. The victim informed deputies that an unknown male intentionally walked closely behind her and groped her as she was walking from the parking lot.

Based on the suspect description and store surveillance, deputies recognized the suspect as Michael Marende, a 32-year-old resident of Eastvale. Deputies attempted to contact the suspect close by the shopping center, but he fled from them and was not apprehended.

On December 22, 2022, deputies responded to a follow-up call regarding Marende loitering in the same area. Marende attempted to run away from the deputies, but was detained and arrested. Marende was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for Sexual Battery.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Investigator Komins at the Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 955-2629.

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