Chop Shops Shut Down in Two Riverside County Cities

Chop Shops Shut Down in Two Riverside County Cities

RIVERSIDE COUNTY – On Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies shut down two alleged chop shops in Riverside County.

Deputies investigating the theft of a stolen bicycle were alerted to a possible location on Wednesday, December 4. The tip stated that the bicycle could be found at a residence in the 19000 block of Samuel Drive, in the unincorporated area of Riverside County known as Lakeland Village and was likely being dismantled.

At 8:45 AM deputies arrived at the residence and identified the reported bicycle in front of the residence.  After further investigation, the officers also identified a stolen Honda Civic in the garage. The vehicle was in the process of being stripped.

Jennifer Elizabeth Jenkins

Jennifer Elizabeth Jenkins

Elsewhere on the property deputies found two additional stolen vehicles, one stolen utility trailer, and a stolen motorcycle engine.  Justin Tipton, 18-year old resident of Lakeland Village, was on the premises and arrested on charges of operating a chop shop, possession of a stolen vehicle, and altering a VIN. He was later booked into jail at the Southwest Detention Center.

Later in the afternoon on Wednesday Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the city of Jurupa Valley’s Special Enforcement Team responded to the report of a stolen vehicle located a mobile home park located in the 3800 block of Crestmore Road.  A stolen Acura Integra was discovered on the premises and deputies detained three suspects who were in the process of dismantling it. Two additional suspects related to the investigation were detained at a nearby mobile home.

On further investigation, officers located numerous parts from the stolen Acura Integra. Some of these parts were found storage shed, while others were already installed on a suspect’s vehicle.  A small amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was also found on the scene.

Steven Allen Jenkins, a 34-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley was arrested for operating a chop shop, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, under the influence of a controlled substance and violation of probation.

Jennifer Elizabeth Jenkins, 40-year-old resident of Jurupa Valley was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, being under the influence of a controlled substance and violation of probation.

Jason Robert Dines, a 32-year-old resident of Fontana was arrested for operating a chop shop, possession of a stolen vehicle and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Bradley Michael Parker, a 19-year-old resident of Riverside was also arrested for operating a chop shop, possession of a stolen vehicle and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

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Chop Shops Shut Down in Two Riverside County Cities was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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