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Posted on: December 28, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation 
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:December 28, 2019Time:1:00 PM
Incident Date:December 28, 2019Time:8:30 AM
Incident Location:23400 Crooked Arrow Drive, Wildomar
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Glenn Warrington
File Number(s):WI193530033


Kirk Alvarado

In early December, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff Station’s Problem Oriented Policing Team received complaints regarding possible illegal marijuana cultivation occurring within the city of Wildomar, Riverside County. 

On December 28, 2019, deputies served a search warrant near the 23400 block of Crooked Arrow Drive. As a result of the search warrant, approximately 175 marijuana plants in various stages of growth and 320 pounds of processed marijuana were located and collected. One suspect was located at the residence.

The suspect, Kirk Alvarado, a 34-year-old resident of Wildomar, was arrested and booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta for illegal marijuana cultivation, possession for sales of marijuana, and child endangerment.


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

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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